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Sunday 14 June 2015

Five for Frunday

I am here linking up with Doodlebugs Teaching for her weekly linky party.  Yup it is Sunday here but some things just can't be rushed ya know.

It was a short week this week due to a long weekend and because of some day swaparounds with both my teaching partners I ended up having my Grade 3's for the entire (short) week.  Peeps I loved it!  It was like having my own class again.  Don't get me wrong, I love my teaching partners and I have loved job sharing but sometimes you just want your own space and not to have to check in with others before you change things.

We have been investigating shadows and how this relates to night and day so the next few pics are all about that!

We went outside to find shadows in the morning, we traced around our shadows and took note of where the sun was.  We took photos of the shadows on our NEW ipads and will be using these photos to create ebooks that will show our understanding of how shadows are created.  We had to do this over a couple of days as the Winter weather here was not as co-operative as we needed it to be.  See that puddle in the first pic, it got bigger later in the day and our tracings were washed away :(

We took our explorations of shadows a little further and I used the art activity that Farley had shared earlier this year.  You can find that post here.  As soon as I had read that post I pinned it because I knew for sure that I would be able to do it this year and I just loved it!  I have to say some of my kids found creating the 'statue' quite challenging, we had to use a torch to create the shadows as once again the weather absolutely knew we were looking at shadows and the sun decided to hide.  
We put our artwork on tables in the corridor outside the classroom as we have very little drying space inside.  There were soooo many comments from passer by's on how amazing they looked and they weren't even finished!  I forgot to take a pic on Friday afternoon of the finished product but trust me they looked fantastic!

First draft of reports were handed in on Friday and I was soooooo happy to have that off my plate.  Writing 2 lots of reports (even though we share the load) is not fun.  Now we just have to fix any typos and errors and that is that!

I recently made it to 500 followers on my little TpT store and I will be celebrating with a little giveaway, so watch this space

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