Tuesday, April 29, 2014
We have been learning how to use author's purpose to create posters about the stories we are reading.
We know that the author's purpose could be to inform, entertain or persuade.
These posters inform others about the story. They summarise the story and provide more information in pictures.
Posted by Mrs Griffin at 8:11 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
We are learning how to identify root words and recognise how prefixes and suffixes can alter the meaning.
We began by studying Greek root words (thanks to Www.rakisradresources.com) as well as brainstorming prefixes and suffixes.
Next we found the Maori words for our Greek root words so we could could make our own word combinations in Te Reo.
To continue our investigation of prefixes, suffixes and root words we made some Mr Potato Head root words and matched them with prefixes and suffixes.
Posted by Mrs Griffin at 8:07 PM
Thursday, April 10, 2014
We created some Andy Warhol inspired pop art. We used the laptops to take a photo and insert it into a Word document. We had to crop our photo, resize and print it. Later Mrs Griffin photocopied it 4 times so we could use bright dyes to create pop art.
We are learning to write explanations and paragraphs. We have been practicing crafting paragraphs and today we started writing an explanation paragraph about our Andy Warhol inspired pop art.
Posted by Mrs Griffin at 1:15 PM