Tuesday, September 05, 2017

What is the difference between a Moth and Butterfly?

Today we discussed the differences between a moth and a butterfly.  When we were not sure we did some research on our class I-pads.
Jack cutting and pasting our research onto a Venn diagram

Here is our finished Venn Diagram we did as a class

Room 2 at Taitoko School drew and painted some lovely Pepetuna to decorate their wall. I love the green against the black night. 

Friday, September 01, 2017

Room 7's symmetry moths, collages and life cycles

Room 7 have been learning about symmetry. We decorated our moths so both sides were the same. 

We also experimented with collages using some things we found in our classroom.

After that we drew the life cycle of the puriri moth.

Our Art Creation


In Room 3 at Waituna West this week we have been making a Puriri Tree.  

First we made the bark for the tree.

Second step was to join Room 2 at our school to make lots and lots and lots of leaves and some Puriri pink flower. 

Can you see our leaves drying on the steps.  Aren't they such a sparkly bright green. 

Our teacher stapled the leaves and flowers to the tree.  We have over 120 leaves on this tree.

Our tree looks amazing - doesn't it?  Can you spot the creatures from the story Pepetuna on and around our tree?

Look below to see some of the creatures from the story.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Matai Hub-Inquiry and Puriri Moth Writing

This term, we are learning about how plants and animals are connected. With a buddy, we have been watching clips about the pūriri moth and monarch butterfly and finding facts about them after reading Pepetuna.

We have used words or pictures to collect our ideas.

We have compared them to find out how they are different and the same using words or pictures.

We have also been writing about the life cycle of the pūrir moth, using some of the great words and sentences from Pepetuna.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Matai Hub Acts out a the story

Kia ora,

We acted out the story! Everyone got a turn to act out some of the parts. Here is the video.

Favourite Parts

Hi there! 

Today I managed to read the story to one of my students, Kestle. She shared her favourite part on this flipgrid: 

Feel free to share your favourite part there too! We're looking forward to finding out what you liked. 

Kia ora koutou,
Mrs Whyte

Hard to believe this is a real moth isn't it?