In our focus to understand the concept of ‘Birds Eye View’, students in our target teaching session built a simple 3D ‘tower’ from wooden blocks. Students then took a picture on the iPad of what a bird would see if it flew over their tower.
At first it was tricky to not draw the blocks we knew were there, even if we couldn’t see them from our birds eye perspective.
Abass is looking down on his tower, seeing it like a bird would see it from the sky.
In the fine art space Hussnain, Muhammad, Brian, Tarik, Ahsan and Abass spent a LA session looking at some birds that visit the school and then making a collage of colored paper to look like their feathers. We looked at the iPad and a bird book to see that we got the colors right so that others could learn and recognize these birds.
Ahsan worked on the Noisy Miner, Abass and Hussnain did a Rainbow Lorikeet, Muhammad chose the Crested Pigeon and Tarik and Brian selected the Galah.
Today was a bit of a different day, as the Grade 1’s, 2’s and Roohi from Prep, joined forces and had a fun day. Here’s what we’ve got to say…
END OF DAY REFLECTIONS
Logan: “My favourite thing was getting to use the i-Pads and the outside games.”
Luda (Alex’s Mum): “My favourite thing about today was coming to pick up Alex early when I finished work but he was having too much fun to come home!”
Daniel: “I played Chess on the i-Pad with Aaliyah. I taught her some new moves but I didn’t always win.”
Roohi: “I made new friends. Miniya and lots.”
Abass: “I fixed the blocks up. Circles, squares, triangles and another one. I don’t know what it called. I think it looks funny like a rectangle but it’s not. It has 4 corners and 4 sides. Do you know what shape it can be?”
Alex and Aaliyah: “It was fun drawing the Grade 2’s faces. I had to look really close to make it look the same.”
Tevi, Miniya and Connor made a lucky dip with all the kids that were here today, so we could take turns to use the i-Pads. They then decided to try put the names in alphabetical order.
Miniya: “It’s a bit hard. You have to know the alphabet really good.”
Tevi: “I know the alphabet, we had to look at the second letter too. Because Aa in Aaliyah is before Al in Alex.”