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Thursday 26 September 2013

Toys Were Us!

This week has been kicking my butt big time friends!  We are in our last week of school here and the class I have been in for the last 3 weeks has been working hard over the last 2 weeks getting ready for our toy exhibition!  Yes you heard it right, we exhibited toys!
Each student had to design and then build a toy that included a moving part (this was a connection to their Physical Science unit they had been studying with their regular teacher)  So the kiddos and I got busy designing, creating, making.  We used recycled materials from home or from some I had bought in to share.

There were some kiddos who had to go back to the proverbial drawing board and change parts of their design as they were creating.  I was very proud of how they helped each other and gave feedback to each other on ways they could improve the design and I tell you what some of these kiddos are VERY clever!
So I have put together a few photo collages because I only took like a thousand a few pics to share with their regular teacher when she gets back from her holidays.

Here are some of the kiddos getting their designs together, so much paint went on to these toys.  We also papier mached, glued, stapled, name a fastener, we used it!

 Here we are waiting for some parents to come in and then interacting with parents

It was an exciting and exhausting day but I will definitely claim it as a roaring success!  We had many parents and grandparents turn up and we awarded a People's choice award and a Principals Award.  We gave parents 2 votes so 1 for their child and 1 to a child that didn't have a parent turn up.   Of course I used some awesome graphics and fonts to design the awards...but I can't show them because they have the schools name on them.

So one more day to go and then holidays for me!! Yay!


  1. This is so cool - we are about to do this next term. I hope we are as successful as this was.
    Paula from Paula’s Place and iSURF Maths

    1. Thanks Paula, it was fun the only advice I would give you is to start collecting resources now! I am putting together a file on what we did for this so keep an eye out for it in my TpT store.

  2. Looks like a fantastic day :) Well done. Enjoy your holidays - well deserved