As a part of our Inquiry unit into Structures the students had a model making challenge this week.
Their task was to create a strong and sturdy 3D structure that could stand some pressure (without falling apart).
We had very busy design, make and appraise sessions to complete this task. Most people worked in pairs to crete their models. There was quite a variety of structures created. The groups needed to roll and fold the pieces of paper and could only use masking tape to stick parts together. They also needed to recall some information about structures and bridges that we’d be researching and discussing during our investigations.
Here are photos of our final sharing session today
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Can you tell us – what is the strongest shape used in buildings and structures?
As a part of our Sharing Time topic last week, we were asked to bring along our favourite book to share with the class.
We had lots of different books that were all “good fit” books – a good fit books suits your reading level and skills. We’ve learned about good fit books from our Daily 5 Cafe learning. It was a bit like our book sales – for our sales we bring along books to recommend to other readers. They might like the sound of the stories/ series of books and we love to share our books – we all love to read!!
Here are some photos of our sharing time sessions last week. Each person who brought a book had a small group of children to share their story / stories with. We had lots of fun sharing and learning about each others books.
Sharing Time – Favourite Books on PhotoPeach
What are some books that you like to read? Can you recommend any great books we might like to read?
Over the last few weeks we have had small groups of parents doing sewing with our parent volunteers.
Each person had a fully self contained sewing kit to create an animal. We’ve made bears, frogs, birds, monkey faces and rabbits. A HUGE thank you to our parent helpers – especially for their patience!!
Here’s our finished creations.
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Sewing on PhotoPeach
What do you think of our sewing?