Showing posts from June, 2019

Making Matariki Star Biscuits

As part of our Matariki celebrations in Week 9, we spent the morning creating our own star biscuits!
The ingredients, equipment and recipes were set out at 4 work stations and we worked in small groups.   One person at each area was chief photographer and we also had a team leader who was responsible for organising team members to ensure that everyone was involved.
This activity required us to: - listen to one another - participate and help out - suggest ideas - read the recipe - measure ingredients - follow the instructions - work as a team

We had a fantastic morning baking and creating and even learnt some new baking terms like 'knead the dough'.
The biscuits tasted delicious!!!
Where to next... - create instructions for others to make their own biscuits. - how can we use the skills we have learned and transfer these into other activities?

Diving Deeper with Ms Nicholls

This morning, we have been thinking about ‘Courage’. We talked about where we think Courage might come from. Ms Nicholls read the story ‘Red’ to us, about a crayon that was labelled ‘red’, but it kept drawing ‘blue’ images. Only when another crayon asked if ‘red’ could draw an ocean, did ‘Red’ feel successful.
Next we were given 3 options to chose from... The Hidden Me Animate Me My Story
The Hidden Me option was the most popular with our class this morning. Only Jemma and Rosemary chose My Story. Nobody chose Animate Me.

The Hidden Me involved tamariki creating a pair of wings with hidden images in them to show others something about themselves that we may not know.  Once the wings were ready, a buddy took a full body photo in front of a green screen, so we could import the image over the top of the wings.

For the 'My Story' task, the girls were using the app 'Stop Motion' to take multiple images of the crayons from the story having moved them sightly.  When the imag…