We are a Year 1 class at Nelson Central School, Nelson, New Zealand. Most of us are 5 years old,
except for Tracy our teacher who is a bit older. This blog lets you know what we have been up to
and what our next learning steps will be. We love to find out what people think about our class
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Sunday, 27 May 2012

Week 5 Term 2

This week we went on our first Room 11 outing of the year. On Tuesday morning, along with a number of parents, we walked to the Suter Art Gallery to look at the Rita Angus exhibition. We studied a variety of portraits and performed a mihi for some of them. 
Then we looked at how she used colour to represent shadows, focusing especially on the dove in this picture.

We then drew our own doves making the chalk pastels whisper, talk and shout to create areas of different shading.

We have continued making shredded paper to sell as pet bedding as part of out Zero Waste inquiry topic. We have designed posters to let people know when and where to buy the bags of bedding and how much they cost. The bedding will be on sale as from Monday

On Thursday Thomas's mum came in with her bokashi to explain how we could recycle our food scraps into compost and plant food. We have started up our own Room 11 bokashi and hope to be collecting bokashi juice soon.

Our poem this week also helped us think about a zero waste classroom. It was quite long to learn but we used our  'I can' attitudes and managed to record 2 verses to share with you.

Finally on Friday we ended the week with our Room 5 buddies who taught us how to play Fruit Salad. Tracy was a rather slow banana!!

Tricky words: 'look' and 'he'
Writing: simple recounts and descriptions
Maths: numeracy: ordering numbers from biggest to smallest
Inquiry: Zero Waste Classroom
Art: : Observational drawing of soft toy
P.E. Cross Country
ICT: On-line games linked to our Zero Waste topic
Maori: mihi recording
Friday: Library Day, library books must be returned on or before Friday each week.
Fri June 1st: 1.45pm Whole School Cross Country event, parents welcome
Mon 4th June: Queen's Birthday, no school
Thurs 14th June: Museum visit to Maori myths and legends workshop, parents needed
Fri 29th June end of Term 2
Mon 16th  July start of Term 3 

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