Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Aborginal Art and our Writing

We looked at how aborginal people from Australia used symbols in their art to tell a story.  We created our own stories using red, yellow, black, white and brown paint.

Our Art on PhotoPeach

Hunting Food
On the river bank Aboriginal families warned other families
about snakes by yelling, “Snakes, Snakes!”
“Hiss, hiss, hiss,” went the snakes nearby.
Stab went a spear. As everyone fell in silence Maki said, “Its the head hunter. Mmmmm… yummy,
fresh snake for all to eat.”
“Lets go to go to the campsite,” suggested the headhunter. “Wow dingo foot prints.” Crunch, crunch, crunch there it is. “Shhh” whisphered the headhunter were close. Look its at our water hole. I’ll stab it while you guys wait here.
Stab went his spear again. Squirt - all of the blood flowed out of the predators body. There’s still not enough food for all us. There’s eight but we’ve got enough for six.
Looking around for what could be food the young boy pointed as he said, “Perfect there’s some bush potatoes over their and a bird up there. Whose good at throwing a boomerang?”
“I am,” said Maki. Whoosh, thomp! Down the birds fell dead to the ground with the hunters spears being very accurate.
The leader announced, “Mmmmm lets go cook our food and eat it by the fire while singing songs. Let the artist draw this place so that all will know of the great hunting and bush potatoes.

Written by Parker McLachlan

Monday, May 19, 2014

Making 3D shapes with ogobild pod.

Levi was asked to make the shapes that were shown in the wooden 3D shapes he made an extra shape.  Which one is it?  What are the names of these shapes?

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Beginning our unit of Inquiry about Sand

Sand on PhotoPeach

We discovered that wet sand sticks together and dry sand doesn't.  We also found out the the further you were from the water the deeper you had to dig to find water.

All of the class had fun building castles and looking and touching sand.

Here are some of our wonderings.

What is it made of? - Max,

How does it get made in the water? Isabella

How deep is the sand?  Alice

How far out to sea does the sand go?  Oscar

How does sand get put onto the beach?- Max

How does sand get put on the beach - Issy

Who made it? Charlotte

Where does it come from? - Jessica

How can water go through sand?  Taylor

How much sand is there? Chay Hong

What doe it look like under a microscope and does sand all feel the same?  - Finn

What is sand actually - What is it made from? - Luca

I wonder what sand is made of for it to have sparkles in it?  Cate

What can we use sand for?  Alice