This week in maths, Ms. Casey's class learned about area. We estimated then measured the area of different objects using non-standard units. As it's a new topic , we did some hands on, practical activities to help us learn. Check out the photos below!
As part of our baking lessons we decided to make chocolate brownies. We got so excited that we forgot to take pictures until the brownies were almost gone, but they were delicious... even when they were still raw!
Replanting our pansies
The week before the mid-term break we sowed pansy seeds. We took great care of them since, watering them and bringing them out into the sunshine when they sprouted. They got so big that we needed to replant them into bigger pots. We recycled milk and juice cartons for this. Hopefully next year they will produce beautiful flowers!
Enjoying some cake at a post communion party.
Today we were learning about the phases of the moon and how the earth rotates around the sun and the moon rotates around the earth. We watched this video to help us understand. (We thought the song at the end was really silly, but some of us sang along anyway!)
Then we used Oreo cookies to show the different phases of the moon. This is us at work. As you can see from our faces we found it really boring :)
These are the moon phases we made with our Oreos.
During art class before Easter we made some chicks.
The process involved weaving wool through two donut-shaped pieces of cardboard until we couldn't see any piece of the card (the more times we wove the wool around, the fluffier our chick!!!). We then cut the wool all around, starting at the top (in between the pieces of card). After this we tied a piece of wool tightly around the middle to keep the pieces of wool together, creating a pom-pom. The next process was to personalise our chicks, cutting out feet and beaks from orange card and sticking them on with eyes.
Wrapping the wool around the card.
Various stages we went through in the process.
Our chicks having their last chat before the Easter holidays!!!
A few close-ups!
What is the association between chicks and Easter?
Easter is a Christian festival. For Christians the custom of giving eggs at Easter celebrates new life. The first eggs given at Easter were bird eggs. These eggs were painted in bright colours to give them further meaning as a gift. This is probably where the association comes from-the chicken and the egg theory, chicks hatch from the eggs and the eggs come from chicks/hens.
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