Saturday, 22 August 2015

Wearable Arts

We have been learning all about design on our way to create our wearable art garment. We started with some challenges…
1. In teams create and build the tallest tower
We made a castle with a tall tower... what a team!


We worked together; sharing ideas and helping each other. We have learned that it is really important to design and plan our creations before we start. This means we all know what we are trying to make.
2. Build a shelter for Leo our class bear
We learned that it can be very tricky to work in groups and we all have to take turns.
3. Work together to create a costume for 1 member of our team to model.
Great listening and sharing! 

   
Here we are in our costumes!

We remembered that it is important to design our work before we start. We also learned that we have to be careful with our materials, newspaper and tinfoil rip quiet easily.

We are going to use what we have learned to create our wearable arts garment.

Success Criteria:
Research and find my inspiration
Design and plan my garment (How I see things)
Follow my plan to create my garment
Create a garment that is going to last
Create a piece of art – an idea or a story or message

My story

My label it 

My plan











Making 

Photo of me in my garment


How I am going

Research and find my inspiration
Kerri thinks



Design and plan my garment (How I see things) 
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Follow my plan to create my garment
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Create a garment that lasts
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Create a piece of art – an idea or a story or message
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Reflection

My favourite part was: making my garment because you had to know where the pieces went and it was fun.

It was really hard when: making the plan because it is hard to get my ideas from my brain onto the paper.

Something that really helped me was: Heidi's mum helped me stick all the straws on for the spikes.

Something new I learned was: you have to make a plan before you make your wearable art garment.

Kerri Thinks
Technology can be tricky. You thought about hedgehogs and how they look and tried to plan a garment to match your ideas but you found it difficult to 'draw your ideas'. As we started making you realised that your plan wasn't going to work quite as you wanted so with support and help from Heidi's mum we came up with a new plan. That is how technology works, sometimes you have to do loads of designs and makings and redesigns before you get what you want. Fantastic learning!


Monday, 10 August 2015

Māori Body Parts

We are learning the body parts in Te Reo with our buddies. We have worked hard to create a poster to show our learning.

Success Criteria:

  • I have at least 6 body parts clearly labeled on my poster
  • I have the English and Māori words on my poster
  • I can sing a simple waiata (song) in Te Reo Māori about the parts of the body

How I am going

I have at least 6 body parts clearly labeled on my poster
Kerri thinks



I have the English and Māori words on my poster
Kerri thinks



I can sing a simple waiata (song) in Te Reo Māori about the parts of the body
Kerri thinks


Reflection

My favourite part was: Learning some new words in māori

It was really hard when: I trying to learning a new body part and spell it right on my poster.

Something that really helped me was: The Te Tinana chart and my buddy.

Something new I learned was: All the body parts in māori like waewae is my legs.

Kerri Thinks
I am pleased that your buddy and the Te Tinana poster helped you to learn some of the māori words for body parts. You have created a poster with more than 6 body parts labelled and the font and colours you have chosen make sure that the poster is clear. Remember to use the success criteria to help make sure you complete all of the task. I think you can sing the 'head and shoulders' song but you don't like to sing it too loud.