Saturday, 19 March 2016

Fabulous Art

How do artist create and use colour?
To begin the project, we used the morning block to talk about the colour wheel. We read the book “Mouse Paint” by Ellen Stoll Walsh and talked about how primary colours (red, yellow and blue) can be used to mix the secondary colors (purple, orange and green).

We then continued our conversation by watching at a powerpoint on youtube, that looks at the colour wheel. 
We recapped coloring mixing a final time by talking about how we can create secondary colors by layering the primary coloured tissue papers. I gave a demo of the process for the students to follow.
Here are the pics of our art session on Friday.

Monday, 14 March 2016

Working Together - Collaboration

 This afternoon we worked together in groups to build a bridge or structure.
Although our activity had quite a bit of structure, the bridge building activities took on their own shapes! We were able to add in a bit of creativity too!
Once we had completed the rescue mission, we build whatever with the remaining gumdrops and toothpicks! We added stabilizers showing how they worked. Speaking to the students they found it really hard working in a group but... they all said they would like to do it again!

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Collaboration in Room 13

This morning the students looked closely at the first part of writing a narrative.
 - The setting and characters 
They collaborated with a friend to form their ideas. It was a great learning experience where they had  to share ideas, listen to another person, work together and make decision. In the end, they all had a good ideas of what was happening in their story. 
To be continued...

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Hockey - Match 3

Room 13 students are now quite confident when it comes to playing hockey. 
They are able to attack the ball with confidence and hit it to a team mate.  
Here is short video of  a team collaborating to score a goal.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Writing in Room 13

Our morning started with some brilliant practical writing ideas from Sheena Cameron and Louise Dempsey’s book ...
THE WRITING BOOK. We introduced descriptive writing by using an old favourite character called Granny McQueen.

The writing we did is called inside/outside writing. We looked at... What does the character feel on the inside? (Emotions)
What does she look like on the outside? (Physical Characteristics)

Here are some photo for our efforts.
They gave it 100% and loved it!