Saturday, June 26, 2010

A Sock is Not a Sock...

On Friday we made sock puppets. Enjoy this slideshow showing close ups of the puppets. Can you see what materials we have used?

Listen to the children's descriptions and look at the photos they took themselves.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Not a Box

We recently read a book called "Not a Box"
We used our imaginations and thought of what the 'box' below could be. The pictures were drawn on a programme called KidPix by the children.
Look at this picture...
Look carefully, can you see the 'box' in our podcasts?
This is what Talia, Tahnee, Sanha, Rio and Matthew think it is...

This is what Ofa, Miguel and Maggie think....

What do Joel, Eden and Angelina think?

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Paper Plane Fun!!!

An exciting experience was created to motivate children for writing...
Watch this movie and look at the fun we all had.

Enjoy the cinquain poems we wrote after we made and flew paper planes. It was a fun experience shared by the whole class. We thought of some exciting words we could use in our poems. Listen to the adjectives and similes we brainstormed together as a class.
Eden, Matthew and Bea read their cinquain poems.

Tahnee, Rio and Chalmers share their poems

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Look at How Liam, Matthew and Angelina Have Classified Their Toys

A programme called 'Inspiration' was used to classify these toys. Click on the pictures to get a closer look.


Matthew and Angelina

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Joel's Family Treasure

Joel showed us an old teddy bear that his father had.
It has long arms, a firm body, leather on it's paws, a pointed muzzle and the fur is coming off. The eyes have come off too and now it has blue button eyes.
We learned that many of the teddy bears you get now have shorter arms, a soft body, a rounded muzzle and they can come in different colours.
Get a closer at this lovely old teddy by clicking on the picture below.

We Love Our Teddies!

Some of the children brought their teddies to school last week. We looked at them and felt them. We thought of these adjectives to describe them:
soft, cuddly, furry, fluffy, light, bouncy, noisy, and colourful.
Click on the picture below to get a closer look.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Sorting Old and New Toys

Earlier this term we used this website and sorted old and new toys. Click on the picture below and have a go at home.

Finding Ways to Classify Our Toys

Look at how these children decided to classify their toys using a computer programme called "Inspiration". The photos of the toys were taken by the children earlier using the class digital camera.
Click on any picture to make it bigger and get a closer look.

Soobin and Sanha

Chantelle and Maggie

Eden and Bea

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Mr Gordon Shares an Unusual Toy

Mr Gordon shared one of his favourite toys with our class. It was made by his father in Canada. This toy was wooden, it felt light and had holes at the top. It made an unusual sound. watch the movie below and listen for yourself.