This week we played a little game with the children. We asked them to open Modelling Toolkit where they opened up one of the multiple activities there. Thereafter we made a certain animal sound such as a tiger roaring or a duck quacking and they had to find that animals’ face, body and legs. The children laughed at our silly animal sounds. During the last 5 minutes of the lesson we asked the children to make their own animal and make the sound they think it would make. We saw some weird creations!! It was a fun and noisy lesson filled with animal sounds.
Our Grade 6 and 7’s worked on making their own country during the term. We asked them to include money, laws, flags, public holidays and a presidential campaign. They worked on Microsoft Word and PowerPoint to get their presentations together and used the internet to import images and ideas. We taught them how to put the presentation together, how to use themes, importing images from the desktop to their slides and how to add transitions to the slides. After all their hard work, we finally got to see their presentations and we were blown away! They did a fantastic job and they even added national clothes and animals. It was rewarding to see how their hard work paid off with amazing presentations!!
This week we made Easter posters showing what we did over the Easter weekend. We asked the children to log onto Purple Mash and open up the Easter projects where they were able to import pictures from the laptop to use in their posters. Some children decided to also draw to show us how their Easter Egg hunts went and their drawings looked amazing! We also asked the children what was their favourite part about Easter… We just loved their top two answers: Not going to school and eating A LOT of chocolate! Thereafter they used Paint Projects to show us how they decorated their Easter Eggs with their parents. We had such an amazing time hearing what happened over the children’s long weekend!
This week we logged onto Purple Mash where we went onto the program 2Design and Make. Here we had a template of a bear mask and asked the children to decorate their own masks. They made their own patterns and we had some beary colourful masks. We explained to the children the process of getting what is on their screen to paper is called printing; as well as what is needed to be able to print something out. The next time we see our children, we’ve got a surprise for them… Their masks printed out so they can wear them!! We can’t wait to see the children wearing them!
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