This week we're finishing off our work on Time - Analogue and Digital - Reading and writing the time for both.
Thankyou for helping the children be prepared for their History Presentation. We started the student presentations today.
Amanda's talk on Evel Knievel, complete with a little mini Evel was fabulous. The class found the idea of a wind up toy rather instead of batteries especially amazing.
Mikayla stunned everyone with her talk on 'records' - the vinyl variety that were played on record players. We googled them after her talk and could see what they looked like in real life. The photocopy of the record with the ruler in view made it easy for us to see how big they really were. Great work girls, well prepared and really interesting talks.
Don't forget these were due today so keep them rolling in during the week please.
Over the last 2 days we've enjoyed some fabulous student research as they have brought in either the item or photograph of some very interesting items.
Emily brought in a "My Little Pony' from 1981. Emily projected her voice and spoke so clearly as she described in great detail and explained how extra weight was added to the original design so it didn't fall over.
Abby shared a Thesaurus with us and explained that it's like a dictionary but it has words that mean the same thing. We shared an example and students were able to see how they could use this when writing a story. Very descriptive language was used in her presentation.
Ruby had everyone guessing with what turned out to be a 'cassette tape'. An amazing plastic device which had reels that turned inside and played music or anything else that was on it. Ruby described the box to play it on so well.
Oscar's mystery object was a very small carpenters plane, circa 1940. Oscar prepared excellent notes and had a clear understanding of how the plane was used. The students were really intrigued by this marvellous tool.
The builders tape that could clip onto a belt remained a secret even though Eli provided some very well thought out clues. The engraving of his grandfathers name on the outside of the casing was really special and it was so old it was in inches and centimetres. The detail provided was terrific.
Cooper had us all scratching our heads with his item. It was two horseshoes held together by some links of chain and a ring around the centre piece. It was a very clever puzzle - if you know what to do, you can move it around to make the ring come off! After a bit of a practise I'm hoping Cooper will show us how it's done. Such a clever item to bring along to drive us a bit crazy.
Who would have thought an old fashioned toaster would have been so tricky to guess? Jakob couldn't bring the toaster but he did bring along a photograph of one which was a clever way to solve the problem. Even with Jacob's clever clues, nobody was able to guess what it was.
Indigo's clues for an old fashioned clothes wringer were terrific. Again nobody guessed what it was. We weren't sure when it was made and so we a great conversation about when it might have been used.
Thankyou to Connor's family for letting him bring along the sewing kit his great grandfather used when he was in the army! How wonderful Connor's Mum still uses it - what memories must it inspire. Connor clearly valued this treasured item.
Congratulations to all the students who have presented their History Mystery Item so far. You have all shown great 'ingenuity' ( a new word we learnt recently) in finding fascinating items and sharing them in such clever ways with the class.