Saturday, November 9, 2019

Spooky Milk

With the Halloween excitement last week we have investigated how different liquids react together.  It was an exciting experiment for all children.









Friday, November 8, 2019

Kiwi Burrow

We were learning about New Zealand birds over the last few weeks through multi sensory experience and taking an integrated approach. Some of the new children were able to explain terms like nocturnal and endemic.






















Friday, November 1, 2019

Learning Fractions through the story telling

Many children find learning fractions tricky. In Room 3 we learned them through telling a story of an old man and an old woman. All children helped to make a pretend made a pizza and the pair cut it in a half to be fair. The pair chose two children and now there were four of them to share pizza. Each had a quarter and the whole class laughed about Room 3 family. It was pleasing to see that a few days later when we were learning the letter "q," Justin remembered the quarter.












Saturday, October 26, 2019

Investigating light through Diwali Pattern

What better way to investigate the phenomenon of light than making all sorts of Diwali patterns and testing them outside. With the whole class and a few of our Room 25 buddies we looked at how light goes through some materials like plastic and thin paper. When we tested light with thicker materials the light was blocked. Then the children made Diwali patterns with different surfaces like plastic, card and wood. We went outside to test our creations. It was amazing to see our colourful creations projecting on the ground. The ones made with the cardbord did not project colours but we could see the shadows. 
















Testing




Nothing is happening

Awaiting light giving sun

Exploring light inside the kiwi burrow


Making Diwali patterns