Saturday, May 26, 2018

another busy week

Every Monday we have Takaro Time with Rooms One, Two and Three. This is the time where everyone chooses what they want to do. There are lots of activities to choose from.


Making tracks for marble runs.

Building towers with K-Nex

Concentrating on stitching.


Fire Chief

Deputy Fire Chief.

Train tracks

Making Cards

More cards

We are learning about volcanoes.


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Darcy brought his mouse to school.
His name is Cookie.


Sunday, May 13, 2018

Lambchops balls and autumn leaves

Hi Room 5!  Lambchops here! Speaking to you from  the Argyle Luxury Spa Resort.
Feeling good now, but it's been pretty rough getting clean, I must say.

Baby Doll came too. She isn't talking yet but we have made friends. Here we are in the bath having a long hot soak.

And here we are enjoying the view of the Luxury Spa Resort from the top of the airing rack.

Last time I was here they served guava juice.
I'm waiting for the staff to bring us some refreshments.

We decided to explore the place. This seems to be a place where there is lots of piece of wood all stacked up.
It's a nice sunny spot

Baby Doll went and climbed a huge boulder.
I had to go after her and stop her falling off.

Quite a nice view, though.

This is more like it. Luxury!
I wonder what has been happening in the classroom while we've been away?

We have been screen printing more autumn  leaves.

First you drop autumn leaves onto a piece of paper.
Then you print paint on top.

Jono came to school and taught us some large ball skills. Here we are practicing them.




Sunday, May 6, 2018

Term 2 Week 1

We collected leaves from the courts to put into
 the compost bins.
Its impossible to not notice autumn at Hamilton East school!
There are leaves falling everywhere.


We filled some black sacks with leaves.


We carried the big sacks.
They were light but very bulky.



The compost bins are full of fruit skins.
We put leaves on top of the skins to make the compost rich and make food for the worms.

Here we are in the kitchen gardens beside one of the compost bins.

This is what the bin looked like before we added the leaves.

There are many worms.
This bin is ready to empty onto the garden.

Meanwhile, back in the classroom, we collected leaves for another purpose.
Art making using screen printing.

Red paint ready to turn the leaves red.
We put leaves on a page, cover it with a screen
and spread paint on the screen.

We spread the paint, pressing it through the screen
with a rubber scraper.

When we take the screen off, the leaves
are printed onto the paper.
Dan's red leaves.

Here is the screen with leaves that have
already been used to make a print.

The printed sheets drying.

Here are some of the first prints of maple leaves from the tree at the front of the school.



Screenprinting is wonderful, but very messy.

Maia found this spider in the playground. Is it a Huntsman?
I think the little dog is very interested.