Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fish Prints

Over the past couple of weeks we have been working on some fish prints. These took a long time to finish because there were various steps involved!
First we had to create a block out of cardboard. We traced an outline of a fish's body onto card, cut this out and then glued it onto another piece of card. Then we had to add fins, eyes and other details. This is what they looked like:

The next part was messy and we had to wear our art aprons! We had to spread ink all over our fish blocks using a roller. We had to make sure we covered the whole block.

When the ink was on Miss Brookshaw helped us put a piece of paper over the top of the block! We used another dry roller to roll over the top and then peeled the paper off. This is what some of the finished prints look like:

Soon all our beautiful prints will be on display in our classroom for our parents to see!


We have been finding out about lots of different sea creatures as part of this term's topic "Commotion in the Ocean." One of the creatures we have been learning about are jellyfish. We made some jellyfish of our own out of paper plates! First we painted them, and then we cut out and attached some paper tentacles. Finally we stuck on some googly eyes and spots. You can also see a describe map about jellyfish, as well as a compare map. We talked about the similarities and differences between a jellyfish and a whale!

Mufti Day

Today we had a Mufti Day at school to raise money for Japan following the recent earthquake there. The children dressed up in red and white clothes to match the Japanese flag, and brought in gold coin donations. Here is our class in their lovely red and white outfits!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Our Trip to Kelly Tarltons

Welcome to Room 18's new 2011 class! This term we are learning all about sea creatures and their habitats, so we went on a trip to Kelly Tarltons in Auckland. We made a photo story about our visit and we hope you enjoy it!