Sunday, August 24, 2008

Week 5 Term 3 2008

This week has been another busy week in room 5. We have continued to explore our inquiry journeys near and far by looking at why people might want to go to watch the Olympics. We recording our ideas on a mind map (click on image below to enlarge it)

Then we discussed how we could improve this mind map with images. All but one came from the symbols within the inspiration programme with only one being dragged from google images. We were happy with the final product below. ( click on the image to enlarge it)

More individual class members have begun to independently use the inspiration programme to share their knowledge of bikes. It's exciting to watch 6 and 7 year old children use this programme for the very first time. (click on the images below to enlarge them)







We explored one of the thinker’s keys this week and were delighted with the number of things we thought you could do with an old car tyre. Once again we discussed how we could make our work more eye catching which saw us look at google images.(click on the image to enlarge it)

As we explored google images – we were fascinated in the ways people are actually using old tyres from retaining walls, to jandals,to a sculpture of a horse

This week we wrote about flying our parachutes last Friday and these are on display in our room. We collected facts on hot air balloons and organised these using a y chart, we then used our y charts to write an information report on hot air balloons. We continue to make our own paper Mache hot air balloons which involves our hands getting rather messy.

We completed our art work using the close up photos we each took with the class camera.

BubbleShare: Share photos - Create and Share Crafts

This week we all used the class camera to take a photo of a toy helicopter. This image will be used next week as we write poems about helicopters.

BubbleShare: Share photos - Find great Clip Art Images.

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