Monday, 20 October 2014

Term 4 Writing

Today we wrote about what we did in the school holidays.  Then we looked back at the first story we wrote at Elm Park School.  Look at the difference!

Taylor says:  I write longer stories now and I use interesting words.  I write 3 sentences and I can spell lots more words.


Sharing the bananas with the monkey's was quite tricky. Each monkey had to have 1/4 of the bunch.

Taylor said," It was tricky trying to know what number it was. I had to keep counting everything."

Making words

Making word families is a clever way to learn how to spell lots of words.

Taylor said, " This helps me get better at words. Some words in the book are tricky as."

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Our Poupou

For one of our art projects we learnt to draw a poupou.  Poupou are traditionally a wooden carved Maori statue.  Poupou tell the stories of the meeting house, the local iwi and the iwi's ancestry.  We sketched our Poupou and then painted them using cotton buds and dye.  We learnt about symmetry and proportion.