Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Nelson Youth Theatre visits Hope School

We had a visit from some of the cast from "Into the Woods"... the latest show being performed at the Theatre Royal. We were able to see what a good performer needs to do when they perform in front of a crowd. The show begins Fri 3 Oct - Fri 10 Oct. Find out more HERE

Last Discovery Session for Term 3

Our Discovery Time activities this week were *Fun at the Beach, *Loom bands, *Construction with boxes, *Dominoes, and *Moulding Goo

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Our Koru Journey

Because our Koru paintings have been such a big part of our learning this term.... I've put together a slide show of our journey from start to finish...I hope this helps you to understand and celebrate the work these children did to present these art works.
Thank you to all our supporters and encouragers along the way...especially my wonderful parent help who was always there to support the children.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Our paintings both sell

Our paintings were displayed in the Library with other articles up for sale in the silent auction at todays Country Bazaar. They both sold! So two families can enjoy our art work in their own homes. Thanks for your support of Room 3's art work.

Friday, September 19, 2014

This week for Discovery Time it was wet so we had to have all our activities inside.
So we had: Nail Polish, Building with the wooden blocks, Making pictures with magazines, Play dough, spinning tops and Lego.
Our Focus was still the same as last week...we are trying to think creatively and solve problems by ourselves.

My Movie from Room 3 on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Making Sweets for the Country Bazaar

Today we were given the very special task of making some marshmallow treats to sell at our up coming Country Bazaar. We worked pretty hard and they all look soooo yummy. You could buy some on Saturday...

At school I made a marshmallow on a stick. I made a kebab. We made kebabs for the Country Bazaar.

When we made the sweets we dipped the marshmallows in the chocolate. We made marshmallows on sticks.

Today in Room 3 all the children made sweets for the Country Bazaar. It was awesome. We made kebabs out of marshmallows.

Today at school all the children made sweets. I heard people talking. I saw people making the sweets.

Today in Room 3 all the kids made sweets for the Country Bazaar. I heard laughing and I saw marshmallows. At the end I got to eat one of the sweets and I smelt the marshmallows.

Today Mrs Hall helped Room 3 make some treats for the Country Bazaar and the treats were very delicious.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Our Finished Paintings

Our paintings are all finished and they look amazing! They are both in our class at the moment but, will soon be displayed amongst the other Silent Auction articles in our school library.
If you are interested in owning one of these beautiful pieces of art come to our School Country Bazaar this Saturday and place a bid........Happy Bidding!

Here are a couple with the names attached so you can see which section your child created.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

On Friday Discovery Time was just too much fun. I tried to capture the wonderful sound of it. Enjoy.

Discovery Time Week 8 from Room 3 on Vimeo.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Our Beautiful art work is nearly finished!!

There is only a couple of things left to do on our Koru Paintings. The black outline needs to be put around the Koru's and then the tape dividing each section can come off!!
This has been a real journey of patience, creativity and working together. I am so proud of how the children have worked on this project, for five year olds, they have been so focused and careful at their drawing and painting sessions. They are very proud of what they have created and I hope you will all call into the class and take a look at their work next week. The two paintings will be for sale in the silent auction at our school Country Bazaar next Saturday the 20th of September so maybe you could put in a bid??
Keep watching this Blog to see the absolute final pictures next week.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Milk on the Move!

Another language experience for writing was an experiment we did with milk, food colouring and water.....
Have a look at the photos...Some of us saw koru patterns in the solution, some thought it looked like lava swirling, others used the words twirling and mixing.
You might like to try this at home. Just put a bit of milk in the bottom of a plate, add a few drops of different food colouring then drip a few drops of dish washing liquid in the middle and watch what happens... Lots of discussion about this for us today.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Our koru art work

Our art work is taking shape.....
Here are the two pieces so far. The children are keen for you to bid on them at our silent auction. There is still a bit of work to do but they are certainly looking amazing.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Discovery Time this week included one of the New Zealand icons we have been learning about...Pavlova!
We also had the woodwork table out. We made Fathers Day cards, paper darts, and the ever popular bubble blowing again.
Our focus was "Thinking". So we needed sometimes to stop and think about what we could do to solve a problem or fix something. Have a look at our slide show...

Discovery Time Week 7 from Room 3 on Vimeo.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Making a Volcano in the Sandpit.

We have been learning to write Recounts using... When, Where, Who, and What. Then making our stories more interesting by using our five senses...hear, look, feel, taste, and smell. These are a few of our stories from making a volcano in the sandpit.

Today I saw lava coming out the Volcano

When we went to the sandpit we made a volcano. We put some of the vinegar in the volcano. It burst.

We made a volcano at school today. Everyone in Room 3. We heard birds squeaking.

Boom! went the volcano it was today. It had baking soda vinegar food colouring. It was erupting.

Today at school all the kids made a volcano. It looked like blood leaking from our skins. We looked at it. I heard an ambulance.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Daffodils and Dye

Today and yesterday we have been looking at what happens when you put daffodils into dye instead of water. We even looked at them with a magnifying glass and saw up close the small veins of colour appearing on the petals. Very impressive...

Our art work so far....

Our paintings are now ready for some more colour. We have been practising how to hold a brush steady and paint between the lines. We want to do the best job we can on our two paintings that will be for sale at our Country Fair.