Monday, February 29, 2016

An Extra Day

Today is Leap Day. 
This year is a Leap Year, meaning February has 29 days instead of 28! 

What will  you do with your extra February day?

Maybe you could solve this little puzzle.
In this newspaper article from the Nelson Evening Mail, a grandmother and a grand-daughter are both celebrating their 18th birthdays within a few days of each other.

How could this be?

Monday, February 15, 2016

What Else Would You Be Doing?

We are all getting used to being back at school after the summer break, so when we read this poem in class ...

... it started us all thinking about where we would rather be!

School Days!
Click on the book to read our stories.

What are you doing and where would you rather be?

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Green-screening Our Holiday Stories

Our first class attempt, in 2015, at using a green-screen as we danced, was a bit raggedy 
This year, we have had more success using a green-screen. 
We recorded our summer holiday stories in front of the screen then used the Doink app to put us into our drawings.

The boys:

The girls:

How did you have fun in the holidays?

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Summer Holiday Art

The children spent some time during the first week back at school for 2016 making art works to enter into the local 
A & P Show 
(Agricultural and Pastoral Show).
The art works had to reflect an activity from over the summer break.
Some students chose to use water-colour pencils and others chose to use pastels.



What did you do for your summer holidays?