Wednesday, 30 July 2014

5 Senses of our Cultures

Room 18 had a lot of fun learning about the different cultures of our class mates. We were asked to share what our culture looks, sounds, feels, tastes and smells like. It was very exciting to see what we had brought in to share.

Kate shared about her British heritage and we all got to taste yummy scones!

Dylan shared about is Indian culture.

Dylan said his culture tastes hot and spicy, he brought in peas that were hot! The faces we made when we tried were quite funny! A lot of us needed to have a drink afterwards. 

Lucan brought in a Samoan weapon to share with the class

Bailey brought in fried bread that her Dad made for us to taste! 

There were a lot of amazing tastes and experiences shared with the class today!

Mathematics: Geometry

For the first 3 weeks of Term 3, Room 18 is learning about Geometry. Geometry includes things like identifying 2D and 3D shapes, making and creating nets, translating, rotating and reflecting a shape and using compass directions. We have become very good at identifying different shapes and finding shapes in the classroom that are 2D and 3D.
Here are some pictures of us making a net of a cube and pyramid. We then got to design our own nets and ask a buddy to make them.
This week we are looking at reflecting and rotating objects.

Science: Habitats

We are now learning about habitats. A habitat is a place where an animal or plant lives. There are a lot of different types of habitats. Some of the habitats we have been learning about are the desert, swamp, rocky shore, arctic, rainforest and coral reefs. We look forward to sharing our posters with you when we have completed them.

Here are some photos of Room 18 exploring different habitats

For this activity we were matching up the animals to the habitat that they would live in

At this station we were matching up explanations of different habitats to their headings. For example a dry place with lots of cacti would match up with desert.

Here the children are looking at the food chain in different habitats. They had to find the plant then the animal that would eat that plant, then the animal that would eat the first animal. For example a rabbit eats grass and is eaten by an owl. 

Buddy Reading

Room 10 has not been up to the new classroom block and were very curious to see the new two level building so they came up to Room 18 for a visit. Room 18 read their books to Room 10 and made our guests feel welcomed. We enjoyed having a visit from the little kids of the school.