Saturday, May 23, 2009

Symmetrical Bugs

Hi Everyone,
After visiting Miss Tabarcea's Blog the Junior Crew kids were inspired to create these symmetrical bugs which tied in well with our 'What to do when people are bugging you' unit and our symmetry unit in maths sessions.
The kids had a great time folding and cutting to make these cute little creatures. We think they look terrific displayed on our notice board.
I think that the kids loved looking at the cut out monsters they made when they opened out their folded papers as much as they enjoyed making the bugs! I wonder what the two paper monsters in the picture above think of each other and what they said when they met?
By the way our paper mache bugs are at their last stage before being painted. They are rock hard , looking good and will be ready to paint next week!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Paper Mache Week 2

Hi Everyone,
It's the second week of our paper mache project and some of us have applied up to 8 layers paper to our balloon bases while others are making gigantic paper mache bugs and only have 3 or 4 layers at the moment.
Now that the kids can see that their projects are starting to look like bugs instead of a sticky, ugly balloons we are hearing fewer complaints about how messy or boring this project is. Instead, the kids are now talking about how they are going to decorate their bugs. There are some very creative ideas buzzing about the classroom at the moment. These bugs are going to look awesome!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Spooky Spiders!

Joy and the Crew worked together to create this picture of spiders in a web using egg cartons and scraps of coloured paper. This picture now hangs above our classroom door. Look at those scary eyes!

Symetrical Blob Paintings

last week i was absent from school due to illness. The children enjoyed their time with Joy, one of their favourites casual replacement teachers. Joy is an art teacher, so when I returned the room was full of mini projects she worked on with the kids. Thanks Joy!

Friday, May 1, 2009

What's Bugging You? - Paper Mache

We are in the process of making some giant paper mache bugs to serve as a visual reminder of strategies we can use when people or situations are 'bugging us'.
So far we have chosen a balloon shape to form the base of our bug, added some features with card stuck to the balloon with masking tape and added 3 layers of paper and glue to form our hard shell.
It has been a bit of a test of patience and commitment but we can see that they are going to be the basis of some awesome bugs!
We will keep you posted as the project develops.

Paper Weaving

Paper weaving can be very soothing or frustrating, depending on how good your fine motor skills
are. the Junior Crew had fun experimenting with colour, cuts and drawings and were very pleased with their results. - Check it out!

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