Thursday, March 27, 2014

Making hot air balloons

Why were we making hot air balloons:
  • We were making hot air balloons because this balloon below was on Dawson Park this morning.

    How to make hot air balloons:

    What you need:
    • ·     A plastic bag
    • ·     String
    • ·     A paper cup
    • ·     A hair dryer

    What you do:
    • ·     Cut the string into four pieces of the same length.
    • ·     Put four holes at the top of the paper cup.
    • ·     Thread a piece of string through each of the holes in the cup.
    • ·     Tie two pieces of string to one of the handles of the plastic bag.
    • ·     Tie the other two pieces of string to the other handle of the plastic bag.
    • ·     Put the hair dryer under the hole of the plastic bag.
    • ·     Turn the hair dryer on.
    • ·     Let go of the plastic bag.

    What is the difference between a hot air balloon and a parachute?
    • ·     A hot air balloon goes up and a parachute goes down.


    Was it easy to make a hot air balloon?
    • ·     It is easy to make because you just poke it through the hole and tie it to the plastic bag.
    • ·     No because the threading was too hard.
    • ·     No is wasn’t because it was hard to put the string through the holes because the string was fatter than the holes.

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

    Our afternoon with our buddy class Room 9

    On Thursday we had a lovely afternoon getting to know our buddy class Room 9. First of all we got into pairs or small groups to do buddy reading. 

    Then we moved up to the top courts and played a getting to know names game. This was a great way to get to know each other and also got us thinking about throwing and catching, our next PE unit. 

    Room 9, we look forward to spending more time with you this year!