Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Learning to Take Photos

This week we have been learning how to take photos...
We all practiced by taking a photo of our class dog. The dog had to be in the middle of the photo and the card with our name on it needed to be in front. That way people looking at our photos could see who took them. Take a look at this slide show to see how our first photo shots turned out.... we took photos of our lego creations....this time, as well as our names, we had to write a caption about what we had made and make sure the caption was also in the photo...

Monday, April 8, 2013


This afternoon we all caught a bus to The Hope Community Hall to hear the music group "Strike." We thought they would be hitting something ..... and we weren't wrong! There were three musicians and they had drums on a big stand that they were striking. They also played special wooden logs that made a different sound from the drums. Then they pretended they were going to sit down and have drink out of cans, but they were just playing around and making music! They looked as if they were having lots of fun! We learnt that we can make music by hitting lots of different things to get different sounds. One thing they did that we definitely won't try was make music with fire!

Thursday, April 4, 2013


Today we had some construction time in Room 3. This is something we just love to do..... It's amazing what you can create out of a few boxes, paper, cellotape and glue. We even practised writing 'captions' for our creations.
Have a look at what we made:

Then.... later on in the morning we were all invited into Room 2 to take a look at the creations made by the children in their. They had been given a mission .... You can see their MISSION MENU HERE with the details and guidelines for what they had to do. We were very impressed with their projects and their creativity. Here are some of the items...

Once we got back to class we wrote a shared story about our experience.....

Today we went to Room 2. We went to look at the projects they had made. We saw a rocket, a rain catcher, a boat,  a castle, a parachute, a wood pecker and many other things. It was great fun!