Thursday, 23 June 2016

Winter Wonderland........nearly finished

We are nearly there. It has taken many weeks but it has been so much fun. A few touch ups and we will be complete. But here is our Winter Wonderland so far.

Winter Wonderland......making our trees

Next we made some trees out of paper and coloured them in with pastels. We used different shades of green. We made big trees and small trees to give the illusion of them been far away....well we tries to. :) Tyson and Jermaine covering the trees with glitter
Jermaine sticking down his trees
Tyson sticking down his trees
Petero and Najari gluing and applying glitter to more trees
Petero sticking down his trees
Najari sticking down his trees

Making our 3 D branches

Next Room 25 went for a walk to the park next door and we collected some old branches. We bought them back to class and set about painting them white and covering them with silver glitter
Petero taking his time and doing a fabulous job
Tevita with a his finished branch. Unfortunately you can't see the glitter but I can assure you they are all sparkly and beautiful

Winter Wonderland.....touch ups

Room 25 decided we needed more glitter....because you can never have enough Aniqua set to work adding more leaves to our trees.
Next she added more silver glitter to cracks in our cobble stones
Jermaine adding more red glitter to our trees
Anna adding more purple glitter to her favourite tree

Winter Wonderland.....Creating the lake

Bronson and Bryston starting to paint the lake.
After the boys had painted the lake they covered the lake in blue glitter

Room 25's Trip to Point England Beach

So we had a major internet breakdown at school today so we decided to spend the day working on our art project. While we were waiting for the paint and glitter to dry I packed the kids up and we walked down to the beach. The sun was out and everyone was in a great mood. We spent a couple of hours exploring the our beautiful coastline, jumping off rocks, writing our names in the sand, exploring rock pools and finished off at the playground.

Room 25 trip to beach 2 from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Winter Wonderland......Creating our trees made of glitter

So we looked at several images of winter landscapes and the one that we all loved is this.
So out came the glitter. That was fun. So with a lot of glue and heaps of glitter we started to make our trees. Roman and Ayla beginning the process
Mele, Roman, Ayla, Mariko
Mele, Mariko
Mele, Roman, Ayla and Mariko took their time. They teamed up and one applied the glue and the other applied the glitter

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Winter Wonderland....Making the snowman

So after much discussions with the class the next thing they wanted to create was a snowman. Tevita and Bronson had the job of using cotton balls to make Sam the Snowman. Tevita and Bronson
Next the boys went outside and found some small sticks for his arms. They used 2 round green counters for his eyes. Bronson cut out a hat and coloured it in black and Tevita made the red mouth. The nose which will be a real carrot will go on at the very end.

Winter Wonderland......Creating the trees

Next the we had to paint the trees lining our amazing cobblestone path. I drew the out line in pencil and handed over the brown paint and let the kids go for it...... Riverson, Connor
Ema, Aye Myat, Ryder, Mariko
Jermaine, Bryston

Winter Wonderland

Next after all the kids had walked all over our pristine background Leigharna decided we needed to paint the back ground again. So I handed her the paint and roller and she was off.

Winter Wonderland......Our path is finished

Winter Wonderland Update

Next we spent a good few hours cutting the grey paper into cobblestones. I had kids doing big ones and gradually making them smaller and smaller. The good thing about this task was any shape was good. Ema, Riverson and Aye Myat starting to make our cobblestone path.
Aye Myat, Ryder, Eva, Mele, Ema
Mele, Ashley, Bryston, Najari, Eva
Ana and Leigharna finished off our beautiful path

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Inquiry i see it

This term Team 2 is getting for ready for our school's art exhibition. Team 2 is looking closely at the seasons and Room 25 is creating a 3d winter wonderland. The kids are really excited and got to work the other day putting down a base coat. Ema
Ema and Aye Myat
Then we needed to create some cobblestones. So we had a lesson in mixing black and white paint to get different shades of grey. What was so good about this was the kids were trying to paint the paper perfectly but I explained to them that cobblestones were not perfect and they should leave all the lines and imperfections.
Next step is to cut out the cobblestones and stick them on the wood. I will be photographing each step so please keep watching this space.