This week in literacy we have been looking at…
The letter: h
The blend: dr
The word: come and the vowels aeiou
Some of the Pīwakawaka’s made a h-h-helicopter (something we have seen a lot of lately!) and had a go at flying them from different heights on the playground.
During discovery time this week we did drawing and made drums as well as other activities to promote social and co-operation skills.
The Pīwakawaka’s have also been working really hard on creating narrative stories by using the sentence starter Once upon a time…. Mrs Hills writing group looked at writing independently, using their imaginations and finding words they may need using the classroom resources. Miss Mackle’s writing group looked at having a beginning, middle and end of a story and rereading our stories to make sure that they make sense.
The Pīwakawaka’s have made some amazing stories, including illustrating and creating a title for them. These have been made into a book which can be read during reading time!
How to make a drum:
Empty (cleaned) tin can
Strip of paper (enough to cover drum) and colouring pencils/felts
Cut the long end off the balloon.
Stretch the balloon and cover the side of the tin that is open. Use tape to keep the balloon in place around the side of the tin.
Decorate paper and wrap around tin to cover the label and use tape to secure in place.
See what sounds you can make!
Celeste’s suggestion: Put rice or beads in the tin before putting the balloon on to make a shaker as well as a drum!