Thursday, July 29, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

Ma te Mahi Ka Ora

'Through hard work comes fulfilment' We chose this for our blog post because we feel our classroom reflects our hard work and gives us fulfilment. We have also been learning this song which is the music to our photostory. Room 3 would love to sing this to a class who would like to hear us through sykpe. Leave a comment and we will get in touch with you please!

Wow! What a start to term three! It has been wonderful! We have been looking around our class to see where we can hang our display for the new topic. Then we remembered the photos we took at the start of the year of our blank canvas. The class looks magnificient. This however doesn't change our dilemma of where to put this terms learning. We have decided that we will have to take down some of our learning to make room. Here are some photos of what it looks like now!

Friday, July 2, 2010


On Thursday P.J my pet possum came to visit us in our classroom. He was so smooth and fluffy, he had a carrot that he munched on while we were playing with him. He was jumping all over the classroom. He is a very messy boy! Everyone enjoyed P.J he was really funny!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Tekoteko Art - Room 3's Guardians

On Wednesday 30th June 2010 Room 3 had an art session with Ms Sherning. We were drawing Tekoteko they are Guardians for a Marae or for us in our Classroom. First we had a practice and experimented on all the things that we could put on our Tekoteko. Then we got to the hard part we had to draw it properly and we had 2 chances ONLY, 2! We got to the part where we had to do the outlines, we had to put in thin and thick lines. We had to do curved lines and straight lines. All the lines we could think of. Then we used our patterns of the ones we experimented on to do the real thing. We had to do lots of work before we got to colour in and paint. When we got to that stage we had to paint carefully so that paint wouldn't get on to the pastel but sometimes we made a mistake! At the last stage of colouring in we did a collage we had to use newspaper and we had to use black and white because they were our main colours. The next day when they were dry we did the pastel lines that we had gone over with the paint again. Then we had to do the border we used 4 long strips of paper and put them on top bottom and sides. Then the process was finished! Our Tekoteko's look wicked!