Sunday, November 23, 2014

Swimming at Hilton Brown

Swimming at Hilton Brown on PhotoPeach

Using a tree diagram to show possible choices.

What is the choice? on PhotoPeach
3 ice cream flavours.  2 scoops of ice cream.
What are the possible combinations of ice cream you can choose from?
We made tree diagrams and drawings to show the possibilities.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Maui and the Sun written and read by Ben P

Maui and the Sun written and read by Millie

Maui and the sun written and read by Matilda

Maui and the Sun written by Sophia

Maui and the Sun written by Maddi

Changes....what happens when you mix mentos mints with coke?

Maui and the Sun written by Ben Ryan

Maui and the Sun by Hugo

Maui and the Sum written by Mark

Maui and the Sun Written by Zion

Friday, September 19, 2014

Showing our thinking in different ways.

Problem solving - weight on PhotoPeach
Strong mathematicians show their thinking and understanding in different ways.  Look at how we solved this problem using numberlines, equations, data tables, words and pictures.  We even acted the problem out before we tried to solve it.  This helped us think more deeply about what the problem was asking us, and the maths and number we would be using.


Toby is 3kgs heavier than Ben.
How heavy could they be?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Maui and the Sun - by Libby

                                    Maui and the Sun, written, puppets, and setting by Libby.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Number through measurement-weight

Number through measurement-weight on PhotoPeach


Number through measurement-weight

Capacity, making jelly

Capacity...making jelly! on PhotoPeach


Discovering the properties of clay

Discovering the properties of clay on PhotoPeach
We discovered that you could mould clay into different shapes.  We poked, prodded, cut, rolled squashed, flattened and shaped the clay.  It felt different when we added water to it.  Look at all of our amasing creations.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Colour mixing

We used eye droppers and dye to investigate colour.  We have been learning about the primary colours- red, yellow and blue.  When these colours are mixed we can make new colours.  Look at what we found out!
Mixing colour on PhotoPeach

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Learning about Capacity

Learning about capacity on PhotoPeach
Capacity is the amount of space inside an object that can be filled.  We measured and compared containers, milk bottles and lego buildings.  It was so much fun.  We worked as a team and helped each other with our learning.

Basketball Skills with Clifton

Basketball skills with Clifton on PhotoPeach
We are learning skills that we can practise to make us good basketball players.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Our inquiry by Allegra, Rowan, Mark, Alex and Hugo

Our inquiry by Allegra, Rowan, Mark, Alec and Hugo on PhotoPeach
Allegra wanted to know why trees changed colour in Autumn. Rowan found out why the Japanese flag is red and white.  Mark investigated why the moon was white.  Alec wanted to know why the sun is yellow and hugo found out what makes the colours of the rainbow!


Our inquiry by Jacob, Zion, Ben R, Grace and Amrit

Our inquiry by Jacob, Zion, Ben R, Grace and Amrit on PhotoPeach
Jacob found out why Leopards have spots.
Zion shared interesting facts about Cheetahs.
Ben investigated why snakes are brown...and then wanted to find out about the 5 most venemous snakes in Australia.
Graces inquiry delved into why tortoises are the colour they are and Amrit wanted to know why zebras are striped!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Memory - make 10

This is a fun way to reinforce quick recall of 2 numbers when joined together make 10.

Winter Poems

Winter poems on PhotoPeach
We created poems about winter using our senses.


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Our inquiry by Rosie, Ethan, Sophia and Matilda

Our inquiry by Rosie, Ethan, Sophia and Matilda on PhotoPeach
Rosie wondered why strawberries are red.
Ethan investigated venus flytraps.
Sophia wanted to know more about rainbows.
Matilda questioned why leopards had black spots.

Our inquriy by Ben P, Toby and Emma

Our inquiry by Ben P, Toby and Emma on PhotoPeach
Ben P investigated why crocodiles are green.
Toby wondered why leopards are the colour they are.
Emma questioned why lions had manes.

Our inquiry by Millie, Libby and Summer

Our inquiry by Millie, Libby and Summer on PhotoPeach
Millie investigated why the Solar System was colourful.
Libby found out why snowflakes are blue and white and glitter in the sun.
Summers wondered why leaf bugs are camouflaged.
Look at what they learnt!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Showing our thinking in different ways

Problem Solving in Mathematics on PhotoPeach

Winter Collage Art on PhotoPeach
We loved making Winter Art Collages.  Can you see the different media we used to create the feeling of Winter.  First we blended cold colours from light to dark.  We used dye to make the background feel even more wintery.  The snowflakes were fun to make.  We had to fold white circles into quarters and cut out small shapes around the edge.  Be careful not to cut off all the fold!  When we opened the circle back out we had created beautiful snowflakes.  By ripping black paper we made the silhouette of a big old winter tree.The polystyrene pieces look like snow and of course the favourite part was adding glitter.
We hope you love our "Wintery Wonderland".  Aren't we clever artists!

Junior Cross Country

Champion Cross Country Runners on PhotoPeach
We were all champion cross country runners.  Everyone ran the whole distance and put in their best effort.  Well done Room 8.  We are so proud of you all.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The meaning of equals

In maths we are learning about the meaning of equals.  We think that we have created the longest equation ever.  Check out the blog to see if you agree.  We have been learning that equals is a bit like a balance and both sides of the balance must be the same.  We were then very clever and changed the equals sign to the addition sign.  See the video below.  

Adding on groups of 10.

We changed the equals sign to the addition sign and counted on 34 groups of 10.  Do you know what the answer is?

Chameleon Calendar Art

Chameleon Calendar Art on PhotoPeach
Look at our stunning chameleon art.  We used colour and pattern to camouflage the chameleon. Clever aren't we.  These are going to be the designs used for calendar, card or diary art.  They make awesome gifts for Christmas  The order forms will be coming out soon.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Statistical investigations and what it means to be a "Data Detective".

We have been exploring number through statistical investigations.  Look at what we have been learning.  Look at our thinking in the slide show where we were learning to be "Data Detectives".
With a buddy we had to sort out the information and then display it.  Lots of groups sorted the information out in different ways.  We looked at and discussed the characteristics of a good graph.  We were able to made factual statements about what we found.  It is fun being "Data Detectives"!

We are Data Detectives

Data Detectives on PhotoPeach

Butterfly wings are symmetrical

Butterflies wings are symmetrical on PhotoPeach
We found out that butterfly wings are symmetrical.  That means that the pattern and the colour are the same on both wings.  We made some beautiful art works where we made the butterfly wings symmetrical.  We drew a simple pattern with black crayon on one wing then we folded our paper in half and Mrs Jarvis ironed over the paper.  The heat from the iron melted the back crayoned pattern onto the other side of the paper.  We carefully coloured over the black outline.  Notice how we carefully coloured each wing so that they were the same on each side.  This makes the wings symmetrical!

Our inquiry into why a butterfly has colourful and patterned wings.

Our inquiry about why a butterfly has colourful and patterned wings on PhotoPeach

Thursday, June 26, 2014

We are learning about Place Value

We have been learning that numbers have a place and a value.  Groupings of 10 are very important.  Skip counting in 10's will help find the value of a number.  Look at our learning. Place Value on PhotoPeach

Friday, June 20, 2014

What are our wonderings about colour and light?

What are our wonderings about colour and light? on PhotoPeach
Read our wonderings about colour and light.  We are going to be very busy finding answers to all our questions!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Fire simulation and fire extinguishers

Fire Simulation and fire extinguisher on PhotoPeach
We watched how a fire extinuisher is used to put out some fires.  The teachers learnt how to use the fire extinuishers.  We are all learning how to keep ourselves safe!


Sunday, June 8, 2014

Constable Chris and The Police Car

Constable Chris and the Police Car on PhotoPeach
We had a lot of fun in Constable Chris's Police Car.  I think there maybe some budding Police Constables in Room 8.  Wow, the siren is REALLY LOUD!!  If you are in your car and hear the siren going you need to move out of the way and make a clear path for the police car to go through.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Cat and Mouse-Team games

We love playing this team game called "Cat and Mouse".  If you are the mouse you have to escape from the cat through the castle doors...will you be caught or will you get away?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Number through Algebra

Srong mathematicians find patterns in numbers.
Strong mathematicians make connections from what they know to new learning situations.

Look at our choral count.  We counted back in 1's..
We noticed- 

It was like backwards counting.
Our number got less/smaller by 1 count each time.
It is like taking away 1.
When we looked down the columns we noticed more patterns in numbers.
Looking across the rows there were even more patterns!

Our choral count started at 2 and added 2 each time.
Our number got great/bigger by 2.
We noticed a lot of patterns in the numbers.
Look across the row...the number always ends in 2,4,6,8,0
The next row are all teen numbers.
The following row are numbers in the twenties and the next row are numbers in the thirties?
What do you notice when you look down the columns?
2,12,22,32....what number will be next in the pattern?

What do you think we choral counted in?
What patterns can you see?

How many ways can you make 10?

Look at the patterns we found in numbers when we subtracted/took away to make 10.

What number patterns do you see?

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