Friday, March 27, 2009

BubbleShare: Share photos - Easy Photo Sharing
We have been learning to draw and paint portraits. We have done pencil and charcoal sketches and now these are our paintings of our talking buddies. At the moment, we are also working on self-portraits in collage.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Logan's retelling of "The Lazy Bear"

Remember our voice thread about "The Lazy Bear"?
Well, Logan started writing about this story a couple of weeks ago and, even though we have been doing lots of other writing, he has been very persistent and kept working on this one, because he wanted to retell the whole story.
This is very special work. Please read and enjoy.
It will help you understand the voice thread better too.
There is a story named The Lazy Bear.
The bear had lots of friends because he was kind and thoughtful.
On the hill, the bear found a cart left there by the wood cutter.
He went down the hill lots of times.
He had to push up the hill lots of times.
Then he had a plan.
He invited the deer, the goat and the raccoon to the ride. When they got to the ride they went down the hill. When they got to the bottom, they all got out except the bear.
From one to a hundred times he was still in the cart.
On the hundredth time his friends had a plan.
On the hundredth time his friends pushed the bear down over the other side of the hill.
Bad news.
Everyone laughed and stared at him.
Good news.
The animals set the cart up on the hill.
Then he had to bother pushing his friends up the hill.
Not just one time.
But hundreds of times.
And he will never do that again.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Last week we talked about what it means to be a positive person and what kinds of things you might say if you are being positive. We all like getting compliments so we practiced giving compliments to each other. Here are some ideas we had.
Well done, Phoenix. You summed up for us how people can be positive or negative.

The Lazy Bear - more about friendship

Monday, March 2, 2009

Today we talked about the kind of place we want our class to be. After we had talked about our ideas with buddies, we used to record what we said. We also used some of the ideas children came up with last year - half our class was in Room 2 last year anyway. This is what we have come up with.