Sunday, 21 August 2016

Week 5 Discovery

Today's lesson in social skills is about being an everyday hero. We are looking for people trying to be awesome and making other people feel awesome, being compassionate, caring, working to change the world one good deed at a time. 
Our activities this week are alal really creative:
These girls are making a magic faraway tree.
Imaginary cooking.
Self agency - using this time to prepare for the week.
We have a pile of huge cardboard so all sorts of things are getting made. Some very indepth discussions and negotiations are going on.
Imaginz vs cardboard
Bryah is showing people how to make pompoms.
Building concentration skills with jigsaw puzzles.
Building planes.
Creating with paper, twistie ties, straws and thank goodness for glue guns!

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Olympics buddy day

The flgs waved and the teams marched proudly off to play the games while they yelled and sang their chants. Today we had our Olympics buddy day. Here is what we did.
Ultimate paper scissors rock
Soccer shoot out
Sponge race
High jump
Egg and spoon race
Flags waving
Rugby sevens
Ribbon dancing

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Week 4 Discovery Time

Another week of fun and team building. This week we are thinking about how sometimes we don't get n with or work well with one person, but there might be an extra person who can join in and make a bridge between us so we can work together. We used the analogy of oil and water, then added soap as the extra friend.
Making snow and playdough from shave foam and baking soda, and shave foam and cornflour.
Rebecca is determined to complete the zoo jigsaw,

The tent guys are still enjoying their building projects.
This week we had the ozobots to play with.
Dominoes were a challenge that many had a go at.
Lots of making and doing and nventing games as well.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Week 3 - photography

This week we started with Fraser, Joy's husband, coming to teach us how to take good weather photos. He often gets his photos on the one news weather so he knows!! He got us to think about how we frame the picture, using the rule of thirds. 
He was very pleased with how we went. Now we just have tompractise, and teach room 6 on Friday!!
Using a puddle to capture cloud photos.