Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Room 8 - Ready, Steady, Action!

Kia ora! Hello! Ni Hao! Ola! Privet! 

It has been non-stop action in Room 8 since the school year started. I am loving it and most importantly, I am hoping the children are too. Here are some of the 'Learning In Action' that I have managed to capture when I wasn't too caught up in the midst of it all. Enjoy!

It all started with the Venus fly traps...

Nothing like a carnivorous plant to generate some 'wonderings' in the classroom. I wonder: How do they trap the flies? What happens to the flies that are trapped? Do they eat any other insects? What will happen if I stick my finger between the trap? 

Next, it was the 'unlocking' of our inquiry topic...

The boys : "Cool! I think we are going to investigate skeletons."

The girls: "I think we are going to learn about the human body!"

This is just a Halloween costume. Let's have some fun with it!

What is this??

I have no idea this is inside my body.

Easy! This is the heart.

I really have no idea...

Oh, this comes in a pair...

Am I holding it the right way up? What is this?

Eeew! I don't think I want to have anything to do with it!

Some of the organs we are familiar with but no clue about the rest...

First Mandarin lesson with Liu Lao Shi...

We read a story about 'Fang Fang's Chinese New Year' and this inspired our Dragon artwork...

The Chinese believe that dragons bring good luck, long life and wisdom


Our 'Salt on Ice' experiment 
to explore our five senses for writing...

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Museum Trip

23 March 2017

Room 7's Trip to the Museum

Room 7 had a great time at the museum today and these are some of the fascinating discoveries we made...

Discovery #1
Did you know that the brain of the dinosaurs are often small in size in comparison to their bodies because they actually don't have to think too much beyond their next meal?
Here's Henry with a replica of the brain of a T-Rex

Discovery #2
Did you know that plates of the stegosaurus can move to stay open or close to help regulate its body temperature?

Discovery #1
Did you know that there is a special name for fossilised dinosaur poo and paleontologists study them? (They are known as coprolite)

More snapshots of our time at the museum...

Ranbir with a dinosaur toe

Horns of the triceratops

Paleontologists of the future