Friday, December 9, 2011

Observational Drawing using our School Environment

We have fantastic observational drawing skills in Room 16.
Our Goals are to use our sketching pencil to  
  • create fat and thin lines 
  • dark and light areas
  • show detail and patterning
  • show shading.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Magic! 1000 Visitors to our Blog!

Bradley has been watching the number of visitors to our Blog.  This week we had lots of lovely, positive compliments about our dancing from our friends at Wix Primary School in England.  That gave us 1029 visitors.  Today we had a celebration with...
Hundred's and Thousand's biscuits - just like Room 14 did!
We really liked that idea!
Yum, yum!
And look... we already have 1034 visitors today!
A big thank you to all the people that have visited 
and left comments on our blog.

Blog awards

Exciting news...
Room 14 at Hamilton East School has been nominated for an Edublog award.
Check out their blog and follow the link to vote for them.  
They have helped all of us with our blogs and our learning this year.  
Good luck, we think you are the best Room 14!  
All of Room 16 are going to vote for you at home!
Room 14 had their own Blog Awards.  They invited us to be an audience.  All the children in Room 14 were dressed in their good clothes, they looked very smart.  They put chairs out for us to sit on.  We felt like very important guests.
Then Rebecca and Yussuf read out the award nominations and the winners.
We were nominated for the 'Best Use of Video Award' and the 'Best Class Blog Award'.
It was a tie, we shared the 'Best Class Blog Award' with K/D1.  We cheered, what an honour! Thank you very much Room 14. 
Check out their blog post to see our smiles!
Look at our Award Certificates ...


Friday, December 2, 2011

Planting Our Spring Garden

Yay! Summer is coming.
We had a class discussion 
and chose to plant a pizza garden this Spring.
Because we all LOVE PIZZA!
We chose plants that make great pizza toppings
basil      peppers      tomatoes      spring onions

Tylah-Dawn and Nevaeh-Lee measured our garden space.
 We planned where the plants would fit.  We had to use lots of measuring and maths problem solving!  We decided our garden is too small and we couldn't fit all of the plants in.  We could only plant 2 tomato plants, 2 capsicums, 4 basil plants and a few spring onions.

When Kullan was in Room 1, he learnt that if you plant marigold flowers in your vege garden, they help keep the bugs off your plants.  Snails do not like marigold flowers.  This is called 'Companion Planting'.
Thanks Kullan, what a great idea!  So we planted 4 marigold plants too! 
Our vege garden needed some compost.  Dugan got us a wheelbarrow of compost from our worm bins.  Pooh!  It didn't smell very nice but we know the plants will love the rich nutrients.  We turned the dirt over in our garden, put the compost on top, then mixed it up. 
Planting our Pizza Garden on PhotoPeach