Already we have had 4 school days and have jumped right in with fun and hard work in equal doses. It has been wonderful to hear about the amazing things that everyone got up to over the holidays and compare notes as we start the school year.
We would like to extend a big Waikino Welcome to the new students in our class, Alex, Eli and Ariana. We are looking forward to getting to know you.
Here are just a few pictures as we get settled in to the term.
Swimming , we have loved heading to the pool after lunch to cool off and show off our skills. Swimming in the rain is almost as good as singing in the rain as we found out today! Already there is some great skill development and lots of water confidence. We will continue to develop our swimming technique alongside using swimming to increase our 'huff and puff' time and learn more about water safety.
More about me
We have some talented, creatively digital kids in our room and what a perfect way to show us 'more about me at school'. There are 3 photos of things Chevelle and Nicolas like at school and one red herring, one thing they don't like.
Can you guess which pictures are which?
Want to know if you are right? Come on into class, everyone has made one of these and written their 'answers' underneath. We spent some time talking to each other and trying to guess before we gave it away in writing. I can say I learnt something new about everyone!
Process art is always a favourite for us as we learn different techniques that we can apply to our artwork over the year in many different ways. Last week we started creating portraits that were inspired by the work of Sandra Silberzweig, and American artist who love abstract form with bright colours. We talked about line and shape as we create our outline. These elements of art apply to all visual art and help us to understand how art is created. The first steps used PVA glue to define our lines and luckily we had the weekend to let it dry. Here are a few pics of the first part of the process. We have started adding colour to our work today and can't wait to share them with you soon!