Book week was met with much enthusiasm as the Grade 5’s put their hands to work on their Book Dioramas. I thoroughly enjoyed their interpretations and creative style. I so enjoyed seeing our children reading to the younger children and we are so fortunate to have the junior campus next door. The children also experienced a number of other activities such as making up a story and turning it into a play, making a digital book trailer, writing a short story and turning a known story into a cartoon. A highlight of course was when the book fairy aka Mr Preston rang the bell and we would drop everything and read. All in all it was a lovely short week focused on the world of imagination that books have to offer.
This week we introduced the NS topic of fossils and the class blew me away with their creative efforts at drawing pictures of fossils. They certainly have made for an amazing display in our classroom. The class found the topic quite fascinating and generated a lot to talk about from questions to personal stories.
In Social Science we focused on the build of South Africa. In IT they used Google Earth to search for certain Capes and Bays and had to use the snipping tool to put the images onto a worksheet. It was lovely to see the faster workers explore our coastline for other familiar Capes and Bays. The children also had to show their understanding of the build of South Africa by building it out of playdough. Who would have thought 10 year olds could get so excited about playing with playdough. It ended with many of them asking for the recipe…so guess what they will be doing at home.
Please take a look at a few of our wonderful moments in class the last 2 weeks.