Friday, September 26, 2008

week 10 Term 3 2008

This week we have been involved in the junior school production. Performing to a audience has certainly been a highlight. We gave our class camera to Jude during the performance to the kindy so she could take some photos backstage.

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We gave the class camera to Shyna during the performance to the school. Shyna has just joined our class so it was a great opportunity for her to get use to using the class camera. She tool over 100 photos and obviously enjoyed this opportunity immensely.

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On Friday we used voice thread to share our favourite part of the production and to share the poems we wrote about the production.

Finally I have included some photos of the ‘city’ a group of students made during the week – look at the detail – the cafĂ© with the table and chairs, the car park, the helicopter pad and the airport. Delightful. A great deal of fun was had by all which involved a lot of team work and to think it all started when one of the students built a swimming pool!

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Week 9 Term 3 2008

This week we have been busy preparing for the Junior school production of Hansel and Gretel. We have been involved in dress rehearsals and have enjoyed dressing up and being on stage. Today we produced a voice thread to let you know what character we are in the production. We look forward to preforming to an audience on Tuesday and Thursday evening as well as to the local kindy and play centre on Monday and the rest of the school on Wednesday. We hope to see you at one of the performances.

We have also drawn our favourite part of Hansel and Gretel on kidpix.

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Our hot air balloons are nearing completion. As they are being hung within the room each student is proudly taking a photo of their creation.

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At the end of the week we looked once again at the ‘thinkers key' . Both activities encouraged us to think creatively - (click on the image to enlarge it)
The picture key

The brick wall

Friday, September 12, 2008

Week 8 Term 3 2008

With 'meeting the locals' being a focus for conservation week we wrote poems about fantails.
Below is our latest voice thread.

On Friday as a school we set about cleaning up our school grounds. Hayden was our official class photographer and he captured the occasional in the photographs below.

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This week Thomas brought in two large glass balls. He asked for some blue tack and the class camera and began to photograph them in different ways.
His fantastic photos can be seen below.

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We have been working hard on our production of Hansel and Gretel and look froward to presenting it to an audience in week 10. Look out for some photos of this next week.

We have begun to paint our hot air balloons and its pleasing to see them being coloured in a variety of ways.

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While some of us painted our hot air balloons others of us explored making hot air balloons with tissue paper and filled them with hot air. It was a great deal of fun.

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Below is Ethans Venn diagram

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Week 7 Term 3 2008

This week we wrote two poems one about a helicopter, the other about a dump truck. On Friday we read them both to a partner and decided which one we liked the most. We then read our favourite poem on to voice thread. Most of us liked the poems we had written about the helicopter.

At home Ethan had been on the computer and found this diagram of a hot air balloon and had brought it into school to share with us.

Below are some more of our Venn diagrams showing the difference between parachutes and hot air balloons. (click on each of the images to enlarge them.)





This week our shared book was ‘I want to be the fox’ It was a story about a boy who was taking part in a school production just like us. He was chosen to be a rabbit but he really wanted to be the fox. As a class we did a PMI chart to explore the advantages and disadvantages on taking part in a production.

On Thursday YouSeok brought in a copy of Hansel and Gretel written in Korean and read it to us. It was great to listen to a story read in Korean.

On Friday we made paper helicopters, which was a lot of fun. Some of us tried to take photos of our helicopters as they spun down towards us as we lay down on the ground. Below are the photos we took.

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Below are the latest I spy movies made by Elly and George

Elly's movie

George's movie