This week we have been finishing our t-shirts for the Art Soiree. I chose to do the spider design! To do this tie dye design look up "Spider Design" or "Black Overlay Tie Dye" Here is a link to the website where I learned a lot of tie dye techniques. Tie Dye. Most people in our class chose to do the spiral design or the crumple design. For the Art Soiree our school gets all the classes to submit a piece of art from every child. The artwork is named and and auctioned off to the highest bidder. But the artwork is not always sold on the night as a book is put in the office so the bids can continue. Some parents buy their kids artwork but not all.
This week was maths week for our school! This meant that our class run a lot of activities for every other class at school. For the 5 and 6 year old's we ran treasure hunts for every class where the kids had to find stations with maths problems and when they solved it they got a puzzle piece. Then when they have all the pieces they go back to class and the first team to solve the puzzle wins. For the older kids we did a competition in which the teams all got the same questions and the first team to finish wins. They also have the option to pass but when a question is passed the teams can't come back to it.
This week my group have been doing subtracting and multiplying positive and negative numbers. we have been doing equations like (+7)-(-8) and (-8)x(7). How you solve these is that you multiply the numbers in the brackets and then you do the rule if the numbers are a negative and a negative the answer will be positive and if a positive and a negative then answer will be a negative. Basically you do the same for subtraction and addition.
This week we had to make a blog post on something we learned in maths I decided to do mine on BEDMAS aka. BODMAS or BIDMAS. Here is a presentation involving a problem, what the letters stand for and some variations.
Last week we were focusing on self respect and we were making a presentation on self respect to show in whanau time today. Our key points were: Keeping uniform clean, Be organized, Keeping on task and respecting your schoolwork. we made a video on self respect. Here is the link to video. This is a video