Friday, 22 August 2014

Our Writing Process

Class 24 is becoming amazing story tellers, and they are doing an excellent job learning how to put their ideas into sentences on paper.  Yesterday, Mrs. Moala captured portions of our writing lesson to show how well we are doing.

First, our class "used our own brains" to look at the funny monkey picture Mrs. Moala showed us. Then, we were allowed to "talk with our buddies" and share our ideas about the picture.  After sharing with our buddy, we had a whole-class sharing time.

Monkey in a Field Sharing from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.

During our class discussion, Mrs. Moala helped us create a writing web.  The writing web helps us with special words when we are writing our own sentences about the picture.

When we finished writing our sentences, we read them aloud to Mrs. Moala, and she even recorded some of us!

Monday, 18 August 2014

Presents from the USA!

Class 24 had so much fun using their new Dr. Suess pencils and animal stencils today!  They worked very hard to create their very own pictures.

Bryston, Sauma and Keyana are so excited to sharpen their new pencils!

Working hard to outline their animal shapes using the new stencils.

Exodus S. and Cherish both have blue pencils!

We had to carefully punch out the shapes to make the stencils usable.

Students had to decide to use the outside of the shape or the inside of the stencil.

All of our drawing was done in pencil before we were able to add colour.

Persia even added an amazing "Zoo" archway across her paper all by herself!
Be sure to check back another day to see some of our finished products!