Saturday, August 24, 2013

Chalk and Paint Portraits

Our new school website will feature portraits of each teacher created by children from Kaipara Flats. These are the portraits Room 2 children made of our two teachers.
Look here to see how we made them.

Have a look at our self portraits from Term 1 too.  You can see that we are learning more about creating art works all the time.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

We all have different opinions

Make your own slide show at Animoto.

Here are our collections, all laid out to view.
We have done the judging and made our choices for Best in Show.
We have certainly worked hard on our writing to make sure we have given our reasons.
Today we set up an exhibition and viewed the winners.
And guess what?  We didn't all agree.
And do you know what we did next?
We went straight back to our blue ribbon papers and got writing.
If we agreed, that's what we wrote about.  If we didn't agree, well, we wrote about that - and you can be sure we gave our reasons, lots of reasons!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Email Santa

It's getting late now to send Santa a letter, but you can email him on this website.  Click on the picture to go to the website and start your email.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Flexible furniture

Here we are trying out our new flexible furniture for the first time.
We now have cookie cushions, bows, bumps and hokki stools as well as our normal school chairs to sit on.
We can use this furniture in different ways.  It is flexible and gives us choices.
The cushions make it more comfortable to sit or kneel on the floor and they help us remember to stay in one place when we are working.
The bows can be like a couch or we can turn them on their side to be a stool at a table.
The bumps are good at the back of the mat, because they are a bit higher and we can see over people's heads.  We can also lie over them when we are working.
I think the furniture that I like the best is the hokki stool.  It's good to use at a table when you are working.  It has a rounded base, so as you work, you can gently rock.  It's kind of comforting.
So now we have this flexible furniture to help us to make our "smart spots" for working more comfortable.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Papier Mache Pulp Monsters

mache monsters on PhotoPeach

This week we have moved on from clay to oh so gooey papier-mâché. Some of us were quite grossed out having to stick our hands in gluey mushy newspaper. We have created mâché monster bodies inspired by Hari's King Lear characters. Now we just have to wait for the paper to dry so that we can paint and decorate them. Another challenge will be to add legs and arms. When they're all complete we will make them into fridge magnets. Nic took these photos and uploaded them to Photo Peach for us.