Monday, 19 October 2015

Discovery Time T4 W2

Instead of doing E Tero on a Monday afternoon we do discovery time. When I was little we used to do this, but the teachers gave us things to discover and play with. Now that I am a year 6 we get to chose what we want to do/discover but when we do this we have to be showing our school vision, inspiring creativity, agency and excellence. Last week I didn't really know what I wanted to do but I thought about it over the week and decided to do some art.

At the end of discovery time today we had to answer some questions about what we did.

Today For Discovery Time I did:
I went online (pinterest and Youtube) and looked at some cool art ideas and tutorials.

I showed CREATIVITY by:
For some of the art projects I wanted to do, my school didn't have the supplies so I tried to be creative and think about some ways to make the supplies that I didn't have. Eg: We didn't have a really small pointy paint brush so we got a triangular sponge and used the pointy side instead. I also was being creative by putting a modern spin on my art as well ( Not making it exactly the same to what the pieces of art I saw and wanted to create looked like).

I showed AGENCY by:
Doing my art to the best of my ability (a high standard and quality).

I showed EXCELLENCE by:
Doing my art slowly so that I wouldn't make a lot of mistakes because I was doing my art with paint and if you make a mistake you can't really rub paint out!

Next MONDAY I Want To:
Finish painting my art and I want to do a few touch ups!
Here Is my art so far:

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Literacy Ladder T4 Pre Reading Follow Up Task

Yesterday my class looked at some books  on a survey and chose what three books we would like to read for the term. We also had to read the blurb of the book and look at each of the books covers. We didn't read each of the ten chapter books my teacher just took a photo of a random page and we to read that. The three books I liked the most was:
  1. The Place We Call Home 
  2. Inside The Game 
  3. Petronas
I got my second choice, Inside the game.
Today we had to do a pre reading follow up task we had to asses the cover design, blurb and title and think about what the book might be about and why we chose the book and why it interested us.
Here is the cover of Inside The Game:
Today We Had To: 
Asses the cover design blurb and title: Here are some of the questions I had to answer.
  • * 1 What made me chose the book?
  • *2 Why and what appeals to me about this book?
  • *3 What hooked me in?
  • *4 What did we like about the title?
  • *5 My predictions about the book?
  • *6 What did I like about the front cover?
*1 What Made Me Chose This Book
What Made me chose this book: It sounded like a different story from anything I had ever read before. 

*2 Why and what appeals to me about this book
When I read the ''Grimm's Fairy Tails " Some of my favourite stories in that book were ones's about Princesses and castles, I thought this story Inside The game  would have a cool modern twist to it

*3 What hooked me in
The blurb really intrigued me and the three objects on the front cover, made me want to discover what the were about...

*4 -The Title seems interesting, and I want to know what it refers to. Also why are there pictures of random objects on the front cover? 

*5 -My Predictions About The Book: Exciting, and Scary I don't think I will be sure of the outcome. I also think that the book would come under fantasy. I also think that there will be lots of different scenes throughout the story.  

*6 -  The Front Cover: I wanted to know what the three objects were about and what was the connection to the story. Also  Modern day vs olden days (castles and princesses).