Showing posts from August, 2019

Bubble Art!

Each Friday afternoon we do Art with Mr Yuki.  Since this term our theme is Wondrous Water, we used water, soap and paint to create fascinating bubble art outside in the sun.  Tamariki enjoyed exercising their creative muscles and produced some very beautiful watery art.

The Art of Persuasion...

In Koru 2 we have done a big change around who is on which class job.  We have been learning how to write convincing texts used to persuade people into believing what we have to say.  From this task tamariki produced clever presentations made using either imovie or keynote.  These were then shared in front of our classmates and teachers to earn support through votes. 

Students enjoyed sharing their skills and using confident language to get the class job of their dreams.

All jobs have been reassigned and even some new jobs were imagined like class DJ!

Non-Fiction Storytelling

We have kicked off Term 3 with a non-fiction text for our Storytelling...about Water. Although the elements of how we learn the a non-fiction text are the same as how we would learn a fiction story, the way in which we do it is quite different. Last week we had a lot of fun as we started to learn the words and gestures of our new text.  Some of the gestures we are using are taken from New Zealand sign language.
First, we listened to the story and noticed that there were actions that were repeated when the same word was repeated.
Mr Yuki then helped us to recreate the text into a map which incorporated both words and pictures to represent the words.

We spent some time recording ourselves talking the map...

Next we watched how to step the map and then went away to practise in groups...

Where will our learning take us to next? - We will continue to practise speaking the text and incorporating gestures. - We will continue to explore and discover the wonderful world of Water.
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