During our UOI we discovered that shapes are an integral part of the world around us. We noticed them on our class trip and we took photographs of the shapes we could spot around the school.
From this we created a comprehensive list of the shapes we knew and experimented with making shapes as well as using shapes to create different structures (such as buildings, landscapes etc.) using a range of materials including: paints, geo boards, peg boards, coloured paper, foam shapes, fabrics, iPads & more!
Julian and Aubrey have created two towers and a road through the middle. The semicircles at the bottom of the structure are for buses to go through. Julian chose this structure to share on his e-portfolio because he "loves making towers."
Patterns are everywhere! We have been noticing & exploring patterns in our everyday lives as well as creating some patterns of our own. Julian chose to share a 'Pattern Detective' video on his e-portfolio because he thinks "it's funny" and he likes "finding patterns on the street - like the pattern detective!" Click on the picture below to view the video Julian has chosen.
We have been reflecting on all of the experiences we have had as a part of our 'How We Organise Ourselves' unit. To prompt some discussion about how we move and why, Ms. Karla, Ms. Alison & Mr. Nathan created a play area full of fun equipment use. Students were able to play freely, then discussed how and why they were moving in different ways with a teacher. Here is Julian's movement conference: