Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Too Much Noise

This morning I read to the class the story "Too Much Noise". 

Do you know this one? It's about an old man Peter who decided his house was making too much noise, so he went to a wise man for advice. The wise man suggests one animal after another for Peter to bring home. All this means that with each page turn his house is getting noisier instead of more quiet. In the end, the wise man says to get rid of the animals, so Peter obediently does. As a result, Peter is pleased to notice how quiet his house really is.


 In our class version, my class had ME complaining to our Principal that my classroom was too noisy.


With each new page, the principal says to get a different animal.



I think this was a pretty successful morning, the kids enjoyed drawing their animals and making the sounds (repeatedly) that their chosen animals make.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Animal Masks

We recently studied several different biomes, and spent a lot of time talking about the animals who live in each, so on one week's Friday art we each made our own animal mask.

I think they're very creative!

We had two panthers, three lions, a butterfly, a toucan, an octopus, a chameleon, a cat and a zebra, as well a few that seemed to be called a different animal than planned each time you asked after it was finished.

Personally, I love the Zebra the best.

What do you think?

Water Cycle

My class has been learning about the environment as part of our Social Studies curriculum, and last week we extended that into a study of the Water Cycle.

Here's the poster we made:
(Image based on the one found here)

Unfinished in the classroom before we divided into three groups to colour.

Finished in the hallway for other classes and parents to see.
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