Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Toys Materials Brainstorm

We got together with our talking buddies to brainstorm what materials toys can be made from.
beads, fabric, glue, elastic, wood, marbles for eyes, stuffing, soft fur, plastic, string, rags, bows, cotton wool, paper, flour, wool, cables, metal, rubber, paint, fur, earrings, batteries, wires, buttons, clay, computers, colours, cardboard, sticks, electric wires, switches, glass, hair
Now we are going to do some reading to find out more. We will also be looking to find out what toys were made of in the past.
We read some more from a book called "First Technology - Toys" by John Williams.
We can add some more things now:
In the past - lead, tin, china
Now: pipe cleaners and glitter
Now we're going to make posters about the material toys are made from.
This is what we learned when we talked about our charts:
Most of our class's favourite toys are made of fabric. We think this might be because they are cuddly and soft. Some of us have had these toys since we were little.


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Room 16 Grey Lynn School said...

Wow it must be very busy in your classroom. What a great thing to brainstorm about - TOYS ROCK OUR WORLD!. We loved the different use of material to make toys and the fact that some of you have had them since you were little shows that you are good at caring for things - that's cool, now if only we could look after our homework books! We love the work your class in doing and reading it on your blog during reading time is really neat, We glad that we are not the only class going hard till the end of the year.

room 16 pals for life!