Thursday, June 14, 2012

Fairy Tales, Characters and Adjectives

Sorry its been so long since you have heard from us.  We have been busy doing lots of things and Mrs Griffin has been in Australia for a week.  She has been on a special tour of Sydney schools that are using technology in innovative ways.  Mrs Griffin went to the Apple HQ and also saw schools using BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) in classrooms.  She also got to see a classroom where every child had an iPad of their own to use.

But in the meantime, we have been learning about adjectives (describing words) and characters in fairy tales.  We have been looking at characters like bears in different stories and words that we use to describe them.  Because we are also looking at Changing States of Matter, we did some art that involves bears, adjectives and changing states of matter.  

We had a go at drawing a bear, which was pretty challenging for our spatial awareness.  Mrs Griffin modelled the steps to draw a bear and we followed each step.  Then we dyed the whole page and let it dry.  Then we mixed up Puff paint in lots of colours and painted our bears.  Mrs Griffin went around our outlines with gold or silver raised paint.  Then we cut out a nose from black paper and glued it on.

Take a look at our awesome bears - we made a Puff Paint using shaving foam mixed with PVA glue and paint.

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