Friday, July 31, 2009

More food! (Art today & eating)

Today Ms Donnell brought lots of fruit to school.
First we used it to to look at and draw.
After play we got to eat it.
Yum! Yum!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

What is food? Part 2

Today we looked in our class dictionaries to find the word food. This is what it said:
anything that you eat to keep you alive and to help you grow
Does this answer our question? Do we understand the answer?
Yes it does. The dictionary was a good place for us to look to find the answer to this question.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

What is food?

To answer this question we could: go on the internet, look in a dictionary, find some food, ask an expert, ask our parents, talk about it together, ask other people in the school.
This is what we found when we used Google and searched :"What is food?"
  • any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
  • any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment; "food and drink"
  • anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking
Uh oh! That gave us some more questions. What is a "substance"? What does metabolized mean? What is "nourishment"? So many big words.

Grifin said, "But Ms Donnell, I know the answer. It's a billion atoms, 'cos everything is made out of atoms."
Ms Donnell said, "My goodness, Grifin. Now you're making me think of more questions. Let's go and do some PMP while we think about this some more."
Tomorrow we'll try out some of the other ways we could find the answer to this question.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Thinking about healthy food

Our topic this term is food. For inquiry we will be learning about healthy food. Today we worked with our talking buddy to think of some questions we have about healthy food.
These are some of the questions we came up with today.
We will look at these questions again tomorrow. Maybe we will have some more.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Making Gingerbread is Fun

Today we made gingerbread. We mixed and stirred and beat it. We didn't let it run away. It was so much fun to eat it!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Our Similes

We have been reading the gingerbread man. We all know what the gingerbread man says as he runs away: "Run, run as fast as you can. You can't catch me. I'm the gingerbread man."
We used this as a starter for writing similes.
If you click on this picture you will be able to read what we wrote.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Geometry - Shape Explorers

WALT (We are learning to) describe shapes by how many corners and how many sides.
This morning some of us made shape pictures.
Some of us answered riddles about shapes.
Some of us gave directions to our talking buddy to make shapes on the geoboards.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Term 3 - Our New Class

We have new people in our class and we have a new reading chart and new people sitting at our tables. It's just like starting a new year, except it's only Term 3.