Monday, November 10, 2014

Clay Coil Pots

Using clay makes your hands sticky and gooey but it's so much fun!  
We rolled and shaped it and pressed it into pots.  





We had to persevere and sometimes we even had to squash our pots and start again.



We had to use a little bit of water on our finger to glue it together and then press the clay down carefully.



We dry our pots for a couple of weeks and then they can be fired at a very high temperature.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Measurement


This week we are learning about Measurement.  
We are trying to measure to the nearest cm.

Here we are using string to mark off the distance.  Then we can find out how long our arms are.






We used our rulers to design a house and then we measured our plans in cm. If we built our house to scale I wonder how many metres it would be? 





  









Sunday, November 2, 2014

Peace Runners


                                          This week we had a visit from the Sri Chinmoy Peace Runners.



                     We lined up along the school entrance to wave and welcome them.





Some of us even got to hold the Peace Torch.  It is a symbol of world friendship.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Happy Diwali

Celebrating Dewali 

Diwali celebrates the Festival of lights 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Thanks to the Stars from the Hamilton Cricket Association Room 15 got to hone their  Cricket skills last week.
We learnt how to correctly catch a ball by holding our hands in a cup like position, and careful to keep your eye on the ball!
'HOWZAT'...we screamed as we found learning Cricket skills fun, with many games to improve our eye hand coordination and teamwork.
Now we all feel like the Black Caps, ready to hit a six, bowl someone out or take the winning catch.
Room 15 is now looking forward to next years Cricket World Cup here in NZ. 

















Thursday, October 9, 2014

Herb Posies

'Money doesn't Grow on Trees'  was our Inquiry Unit theme this term.
But Room 15 discovered that trees/plants we grow ourselves can save us money.




The amazing chalk drawings of our individual Posies from herbs we grew ourselves.


Happy we have grown these herbs with care and attention, I wonder how they will taste in our food?

Can you identify these common herbs? How many of these do you have growing in your garden at home?

A Herb Posie made for Principal Pippa


As you can see we captured lots of detail and used lines and shading when completing our chalk drawings.
Look at the amazing artists we have in Room 15






Here we decorate our herb garden container with Pukekos

Firstly we added fresh soil to anchor and feed our herbs

Everyone wanted to get involved.....

adding a scoop of soil per person and planting our herbs



Our herbs growing in the light of the classroom window.  After a few days we had to move our container outside because the plants were not getting enough light.

Many hands make light work and we had so much fun 'mucking in'