Sunday, August 10, 2008

Week 3 Term 3 2008

This week we have tried to extend our thinking in creative ways by using the thinkers keys related to transport. We started with the alphabet key – as we already had an example of this in our room. We thought about all the things we could think of related to transport and journeys near and far. For some letters this proved quite challenging. Mrs Sneddon came in to work with the class – and we told her about the letters we were having difficulty with. The next day we found a note on the whiteboard. It was great that Mrs Sneddon shared her knowledge with us.

Mrs Sneddon had suggested gondola for g and overlander for o. Some of us didn’t know what these were so we went on to the internet to have a look. Liam shared he’d been on a gondola in Queenstown so we used google and typed in gondola Queenstown and pressed images. We found a picture of the gondola Liam had been on. We did the same for overlander. We found the overlander is the train that goes between Auckland and Wellington. When we went on to the site we found it takes 12 hours to travel between the two cities and cost $288 each way for an adult and child. We thought this was quite expensive.
We wondered what it would cost to go by other forms of transport.

We used a table to organise and store all our information.(click on the imag above to enlarge) With all our letters sorted we decided we would present our findings using kidpix. Everyone was assigned a letter and the drawing began. Below is our work.

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We also investigated the question key. The answer was traffic light, we had to think of what the question might have been.(click on the image to enlarge it)

The last key we investigated was the interpretation key. We came up with some very interesting reasons why there were no cars on the road.( click on the image to enlarge it)

This weeks shared book was called ‘Going to Grandpa’s. We used a table to organise our thoughts about why the family had gone to see Grandpa and why they chose to go by car. (click on the image to enlarge it)

Finally this week , for art we have been working on completing our bike pictures using interesting combinations of colours. Some of this work will be displayed in the library.

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We have also looked at some interesting photos taken of parts of bikes. We had a go ourselves and below you can see our work.

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1 comment:

  1. Wow! What a lot of work you have been doing this week in Room 5 on your transport theme... I loved the ideas you came up with using the thinkers keys - imagine if Helen Clark really did say we weren't allowed to drive our cars.
    The alphabet slideshow is clever - I liked reading about how you found ideas for those tricky letters.