June 19 2019

Treasure maps from an old atlas

Students showed their learning about pirates by creating treasure maps using pages from a discarded atlas. We examined old maps, tore the edges, decorated the pages and then aged them with tea soaked paper towels. Next time I would use more teabags and let the tea soak overnight. Some students crumpled the pages as they dried. We focused on celebrating our accomplishments and using positive language to congratulate peers.

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June 19 2019

Pirate Selfies

Students showed their learning about pirates using Doodle Buddy app. We took selfies and imported the photo as a background in Doodle Buddy and then drew on the image. Students learned about importing images and exporting their completed work. We also discussed on what makes a good photo, including distance from the subject and background.

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June 9 2019

Marble Run Challenge

Students challenged each other by designing Marble Runs for their classmates to solve. We used LEGO which worked really well. A standard marble is a perfect fit for a double space between bricks.

Students became very creative with their ideas and are working on time management and using the allotted time wisely.

 

June 9 2019

Designing Pirate Ships

Students worked in groups to show their learning about pirate ship design using KEVA wood planks.

Our goals were to cooperate in a group, to share our ideas and to listen to the ideas of others. Students realized that it was easier to create a single design when they were respectful of the ideas of their peers and thoughtfully communicated their own thinking.

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May 25 2019

Cardboard Pirates

Sometimes a craft from a toilet paper roll makes a nice change. So for fun, we made a crew of pirates complete with bandana and earring.

The earrings were made from wedding shower party favour rings. We managed to get the scarves on, but next time I’d cut the triangles larger. Add a googily eye and instant character.

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