Friday, September 24, 2010

Learning from Picture Books

In this story we decided that the author wanted to tell us that people (or mice) who look and think and dream can help us as much as the ones who do other jobs.
Frederick helped the family of mice get through the long cold winter because he reminded them of the warmth and colours of the summer and created a beautiful poem to share with them. These were his supplies.
Here are the collage pictures we created after looking at Leo Lionni's beautiful work.
This was a good way to use the paintings we made earlier in the term.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Musical Instruments and Ideas About Sound

We have been thinking about musical instruments and the way you play them to make sounds. Ms Donnell asked us the question, "What causes sound?"
You can see some of the work we have done in this animoto video.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Colour Wheel Clowns

These clowns have made a big splash in our corridor but here they are on our blog.
We made them with a mixture of paint, collage and pastel. We hope you like them.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Exploring Running

Simon was teaching us running and jumping. All of us were practicing. We were jumping over some big hurdles.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Our Concert

The big night has been and gone. The concert is over for another year.
We all worked so hard to learn all the songs. We played and we danced and our costumes looked great. There was lots of laughter and our family and friends enjoyed the show.
Here is a voice thread to show you the different acts we put on. We will work to tell some of our stories about the show.
When we made our comments, Ms Donnell asked us to listen to what other people had said and try to add some new ideas.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Thinking about earthquakes

We have heard about the earthquake in Christchurch and seen photos of what has happened to buildings there.
What makes an earthquake happen?
You might like to look at this video to find some answers.
What should you do in an earthquake? Click on this "Things to know" picture to find out.
How do earthquakes change the land? Look at the slide show to find out more.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Jared's Story About the Concert

In a couple of days we are going to have a concert at the hall.
I am going to be a dancer.
There's a green group and a red group.
Tom and Tuhirangi and Joel and Oliver are dressing up as dinosaurs, if they like.
The green group is dancing for Riverdance and Shake it up, baby. I am in the green group.
I feel excited about the concert.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Irish Dance

We had a go at hip hop today. That was fun, so let's have a go at this step for Irish Dancing. It might be handy for our Riverdance item.