Over the next 6-7 weeks the Kauri Team are reading Charlotte's Web by E.B. White. We are investigating into friendships and kindness. This week we have read chapters 1-4 and have created some wonderful pieces responding to this classic novel.
Fern Arable finds her father preparing to kill the runt in a new litter of pigs. Fern persuades her father to let the piglet live and promises to raise it. Fern sells Wilbur to her uncle, on whose nearby farm she often visits her "pet." Goaded by the goose, Wilbur escapes from his pen but is found and returned. From the dark barn Charlotte tells the lonely Wilbur she'll be his friend.
How are you a good friend?
We are a good friend when we show kindness. We care about others feelings and we let people into our games. When there are rules to the games we try to follow them. We care by helping others and sharing when we can. Enjoying peoples company makes us happy and them happy. When you are at someone else's house treat their toys like you would treat yours, respectfully! Give someone a smile and say hello, even if you don't know them.
Treat others how you want to be treated!
Visual Art Responses
As we listened to the Story we wrote some wonderings..
Kyle and Dylan created pig farm out of lego.
It's very detailed with a roof tile that you can lift off and see what's inside the farm building. A tractor sits at the side of the farm and some where you can see Mr Arable and I wonder if Wilbur and Templeton are there too.
Come into Room 6 if you would like to have a close up view.
Keiyan spent ages making Wilbur's little pig house with many many things a pig needs to survive! If you look closely you will see Wilbur's nose and a tooth!
Today's challenge is all about Animal Scenes.
The human race is fascinated by animals. Whether we are seeing real animals on our daily walks or on TV, reading about them, or doing projects related to animals, we love learning about animals and activities that involve animals. Today we’re inviting you to share your creativity of an animal scene! Watch the video and have a read of the task below to form some ideas and get creating.
We can't wait to see your learning!
Today's challenge, challenge number 13 is to make bridge. There are so many different ways to build a bridge and you can use whatever you have around your home! Through a little investigation of the types of bridge structures we hope this science activity will get you thinking about the reasons why different structures are build the way they are. You could measure how long it is, see how much weight it can hold or even learn some facts about the different bridges we have in New Zealand.
We can't wait to see what you create.
I hope that you had a great day yesterday.
Today's learning has an open ended math question. With this question you get to come up with different combinations of Zinks and Zonks. For example one combination might be 1 Zink with 7 legs and 12 Zonks with 4 legs (4x12=48 and 1x7=7 and 48+7=55). What other combinations can you come up with?
There are two challenges today! The first is all about getting creative with natures. Can you find some objects outside to make a creative pattern, or even use vegetables to make an animals. Mrs Hutchings has some great examples in her video below.
We can't wait to see what you create today!
We loved seeing the magic tricks that you learnt yesterday! They would've required so much patience and perseverance.
We can't wait to see your learning from today.
Naomi's paper plane/house trick
Jack learnt a new card trick!
Today's challenge is all about magic and motor skills.
Do you already know a magic trick or could you research and learn a new one? You could even investigate some famous magicians. You could learn how to play a new card game (last card is my favourite) or practice tying different types of knots.
We are very excited to see your learning from today!
A puppet is an object, often resembling a human, animal or mythical figure, that is animated or manipulated by a person called a Puppeteer. Today you can be a puppeter!
Get creative and make a puppet, create a storyline and a set, make some music and get your drama on!
You could prepare your show with tickets and pop corn and have a special viewing for Mother's Day.
Below is the link to the Theatresports website highlighted in the picture.
Examples of some finger and stick puppets..