Saturday, August 19, 2017

GEOMETRY AND PATTERN AND ALGEBRA


As part of our Art inquiry, we are looking into Geometry, and Pattern and Algebra.  Here are some photos of us busy learning last week.  Karys and Bentley are completing colouring in a complex geometric pattern...



The boys are using shapes to fill in a tan-gram...


Connor and Regan are busy sorting art pictures by their elements...


Connor and Tasman are practising making repeating patterns out of coloured beans.  They were able to tell the teachers the rules for these patterns.  
For example:  the rule for yellow, yellow, blue is AAB.



Ms Palmer was helping to teach the kids all about symmetry.  If something is symmetrical, what is on one side is reflected onto the other side.  These kids were challenged to make symmetrical pizzas!
The look good enough to eat!
Well done Georgia and Jacob.





Check out Emily's completed pattern picture!  
Perfect!

You could help us at home by getting us to use objects around the house to make symmetrical patterns.

For example...

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

CHOCOLATE CAKE MAKING

It was a fabulous afternoon for this weeks Chef's to sit outside and eat the delicious chocolate cake they had made.  Looks yummy!  Tasted perfect!
  

  

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

'THE MIXED-UP CHAMELEON" By Eric Carle

Zentangle is a fun way to create amazing patterns by drawing lines or shapes. This type of art fits perfectly with our Algebra learning. This was our first time and we’ve done a wonderful job.  

 We used colour to create stunning chameleon’s based on Eric Carle’s book.
 

 


SKETCHING WITH HAYDEN

Our sketching group had their last session with Hayden today.  They made some amazing 'fat' animals and some collaborative drawings in small groups.  Well done!
  

 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

TE REO - MIHIMIHI

We continued working on our Mihimihi today.  Check out the worksheet we completed - complete with amazing koru and kowhaiwhai patterns that Pa Jack helped us with.
 

 

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

SELF ASSESSING AGAINST THE MATRIX!

Today we were writing descriptions.  We had to self assess them against a Matrix to see how good we are. Here is a photo of the girls checking where their writing fits.



WILDFLOWERS

Mrs Kenyon worked with a group of children today to make their "Wildflowers".
 
We used orange, yellow and red crayons to brighten up the background.

  
The children picked yellow, orange or red dye for their background.

Then we used our fingertips to paint the flowers.