Friday, July 25, 2014


Room 11 have been learning about Tessellations for Maths and Art.  We learnt the following information about Tessellations.

A Tessellation is when you cover a surface with a pattern of flat congruent shapes so that there are no overlaps or gaps.

You will complete several different types of tessellations during this project. The following are some basic guidelines for producing quality tessellated compositions.

    Tessellated shape should follow a pattern on your paper. (slide, flip, or rotate)
   No gaps
   No overlaps
   No empty spaces
   Shapes should go off the edge of the paper.
   Outline shapes in marker
   Colour inside with color pencil.
   Colour in one direction.
Colour using a light/dark pattern.

We have been learning how to create a tessellating pattern.  Here are some of our creations so far. Next week were going to make Pacific Island patterns that tessellate to make a tapa cloth.  The following week, tukutuku panels.  Stay tuned for which art work we choose to use for our calendar art.


Term 3 Goals

Room 11 students thought about four goals for them to independently work on this term.
Some of the goals were the following...
Practise my spelling words each night.
Practise my times tables each night.
Get along with others in my classroom.
The photo shows all our learning goals for the term.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

My Best Friend

Room 11 students wrote about their best friend.  They also drew a picture of their best friend.  Here is the picture of what they look like on our wall and a booklet of our stories. Enjoy!

Room 11's Best Friend Stories

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Money Vocab

Money Vocabulary Explanation

Money Explanations Booklet - By Room 11

Explanations about New Zealand notes

Money Vocabulary Explanations

Here is a close up of our Explanations about Money.


Matariki - Korowai

Room 11 have been learning about the different stories of Matariki.  In celebration of the Maori New Year, Room 11 created some bright and colourful Korowai (Cloaks) using feathers.  We also drew our own kowhaiwhai band at the top of our Korowai.  Here is what they look like.