Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Do you want to be a Hummingbird?

Check out this short video we watched today....

What messages did you get from this video? 
Are you a humming bird?
How can you be a humming bird?

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Shared Reading - Where the Forest Meets the Sea by Jeannie Baker

Today we read a story about Daintree Forest called When the Forest Meets the Sea by Jeannie Baker. 

We were learning to make implicit and explicit connections to the text.  Here is a word salad we created that shows some of the connections we made to the text from our own experiences:

Here is a video about Daintree Forest:

 Keep an eye out for more learning we do about Daintree Forest and the issues it is facing!

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Y4 Te Tuhi Trip

On Monday 3rd February the Year 4's went on a trip to Te Tuhi.  
We particpated in a workshop called 'I am NZ'.  
We learnt about some NZ artists who use ink etchings to create some beautiful paintings of New Zealand.  We made some of our own using black paint on plastic and etching out pictures of things that make New Zealand special to us using an etching tool.  
Here are some photos from our day: