Shelby and Sianna applying their knowledge of volume and measurement to create sensory bags that we can use in our handwriting program.
Room 1 and 2 have been working together, helping each other, supporting one another and building on their discovery time learning of Relating to Others. The New Zealand curriculum describes students who can relate well to others as students who "are open to new learning and able to take different roles in different situations. They are aware of how their words and actions affect others. They know when it is appropriate to compete and when it is appropriate to co-operate. By working effectively together, they can come up with new approaches, ideas, and ways of thinking."
"You have to listen to your partner before you start or it could go wrong" said Eleanor.
The Rockin' Rooster was a two part challenge, we've made fantastic paper roosters before and understand how they have to work, each side must be the same for the rooster to rock and most chickens look pretty symmetrical so agreeing on a colour combination was one of the decisions partners had to make.
Jacob and Elliott quickly decided on and 'evil rooster' theme and worked together to create the feathers.
Making sure that the circular piece of wood was divided into two equal halves was more difficult. "I let Shreya do it, she is good at maths" says Chevelle.
"The cutting part, with the big saw wasn't easy it moved around all over the place" Amber.
After successfully measuring their circle and splitting it in half it was time to cut it.
Relating to others, we recognise when it is appropriate to compete and when it isn't. Sharp saws and a new task were more of a time for support and you can see how well these groups are doing that. I'm really proud of the two groups of sisters, working with someone that you are so close to can add to the challenge.
It was lovely to have Narissa and her Mum here joining in the fun, thank you Claire for making them feel so welcome!