Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Silhouette and Pastel Art

For art this week we talked about Silhouette and how silhouettes leave the viewer with a sense of curiosity and the chance to fill in the spaces with your own imagination. So we chose a Landmark. Next, we looked and pastel colours. We discussed how hot colours would be yellows, reds, and oranges and cool colours would be different shades of blue and green. We watched as Ms Tumahai chose cool colours and began colouring the background for her landmark silhouette. Ms Tumahai blended the colours together which made it another colour which was very nice.  This is our Silhouette and Pastel Art.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

A World of Difference

Our classroom inquiry display has some really cool 3D puzzle Landmarks. We will be using different mediums in the arts to create some of the Landmarks in the image below.

Our maps are low enough for us to find the places where the landmarks are like, the giant gumboot, Lemon and Paeroa and The Auckland War Memorial just to name a few. 


Friday, May 29, 2020

Matariki 2020

Our Matariki Celebration day today was really lovely. Mrs Sio and I had crafts, Kai and planting. We made Matariki star using cellophane and black paper, and we made a mural with the cellophane on Ms Tumahai's window. Mrs Sio planted silverbeet in the garden. Thanks to Mr Shaw for showing us how to plant using a dibber we used the scissors. The students were really amazing and got on well with each other. To end the day we had Nutella sandwiches. 

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Kia mau tonu te tūmanako

Our PENN Movie this term is about Never losing hope. We discussed the meaning of Hope.
This is what the students said: 
it's how you feel, sometimes it's sad, never give up, when something happens to you, a wish, Love, Aroha, help, being kind, talking, forgive. 
Two days before Lockdown we filmed parts of the movie and given the situation the country is in now, I thought this was appropriate for this time.    
        This is our hope tree we made leaves and wrote our feelings on them. We will continue to add more leaves throughout the year.

Friday, May 1, 2020

What have you been up to?

I am very proud of all the students in Room 23 you have all worked so hard during Lockdown. Please take some time to check out the student's blogs and please comment. 
Nate has been doing his online learning and cooking, well done Nate.

Alex did some art during Bubble school

Anne Marie wrote this story about ANZAC.
My Anzac long weekend with my family, Me and my little brother was drawing a vivid red flower as a remembrance of Anzac day. The next day I went with my family to our church car park to ride our bike and scooters. The final day of Anzac I went with my family for a walk at the Panmure Basin and it was fun.

Eve has been learning about Landforms

Monday, April 20, 2020

Google Hangout.

After Easter, we stared our Google Hangouts with our teachers. It was really exciting seeing our teachers and friends. We talked about how we are feeling and what we have been up to at home during the lockdown. We are learning GM4GM, which means having Good Manners for Google meets. We need to stay on the screen during the meetings. We need to indicate by putting our thumbs up or putting our hand up when we want to talk and one of the teachers will say your name and only that person talks. We do this by unmuting the microphone and when we have finished talking we need to mute the microphone to allow others to talk and be heard. Our meeting times are at 11.30 every morning and we need to be on time. If we are late and the meeting has started we just wave to let the teachers know we are here and sorry for being late. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Holiday Learning

Our second week became the first week of our school holidays. This meant finding ways the students could still be learning, but just in a fun, relaxed, no-pressure way, that would help keep the students interested in learning online. So our wonderful teachers came up with this Holiday Learning Journey
check the link to find out what the students had to do.
All the student did very well and these are the top prize winners. Well done everyone we are so proud of you all. 

All of our students got Participant awards.

Silhouette and Pastel Art

For art this week we talked about Silhouette and how silhouettes leave the viewer with a sense of curiosity and the chance to fill in the sp...