Friday, March 2, 2018

Week 5

Week 5: Art, art and more art! 

For our artist study we are looking at Gavin Bishop for the next couple of weeks. He is a Kiwi and has written and illustrated some wonderful books 

We looked at Kiwi Moon this week and discussed the different techniques he used throughout the book. 


We focused on the koru design he used and tried to make our own version. 


 We used a stencil for the main koru and designed the little ones coming off it. Next we had to use green and black to create the dark, stripey koru look. We used a smudging technique to create the furry appearance as well. 





Here are the finished ones. We sprayed brown dye and salt over the green dye to create the "bush" background effect. What a great bunch of artists there are in Room. 




Well done to our Super Stars Isla and Charlie! We forgot to get the photo - will put it up next week :) 


Friday, February 23, 2018

Week 4

Snap Shot of Week 4: 

We read a really cool book about dinosaurs and designed our own. We wrote about them in our writing as well. We had to say what its name was, what it looked like and what it could do. There were some very exciting and scary looking dinosaurs!  






We finished our "All about Me" balloon activity. Check them out when you are next in Room 2!



For writing this week we looked at what we can do and what we can't do yet! We designed our own blasting rocket to show that we are all on the learning journey. When you're next in class, come and have a read of our goal setting. 





Well done to our Super Learners of the Week! 






Friday, February 16, 2018

Week 3

This week we have been learning about self-assessment. That means we can check our work and see what we did well and what we need to work on. 

Here is an example of self-assessment in handwriting. Room 2 circle their best letter pink and circle the one that needs to be fixed up green (green for growth) 


We have been learning to plan for our writing. We have to draw a picture in each box in the right order. Next we have to label each box. This helps us when it comes to writing. We check off our plan as we have written each part.  


Writing in our books - with pen!!!



Here are the finished self-portraits. Doesn't Room 2 look pretty groovy! 






Rainbow Fish Story - Learning to share and be a friend


Our finished art. We just have to add the writing we did about how we can be a great friend. 





Here is Room 2 showing their art at assembly. 


Well done to our hosts - Cooper and Isaac! What great speaking in assembly. 

Here is the video we shared: Snap shot of learning in Room 2


Introducing our super learners from this week's assembly. Keep up the great work! 





Week 5

Week 5: Art, art and more art!  For our artist study we are looking at Gavin Bishop for the next couple of weeks. He is a Kiwi and has ...