To make a story or a poem more interesting, a writer often tries to use words to create a picture inside the reader’s head. A simile is when you say that something – a person or place, animal or thing – is LIKE something else. A simile always uses the word ‘as’ or ‘like’.
Room 1 had a great lesson on how living things depend on each other and the environment to survive. We brainstormed ideas for the question How do you think humans can have an impact on the environment and other living things? and came up with some great ideas! Check them out:
animal cruelty-hunting/endangered species
man-made structures-buildings, cities
cutting down trees for personal use/destroying habitats
Reading ‘The Lorax’ by Dr Seuss gave Room 1 even more ideas! So we decided to create our own ‘Lorax’ with each student pledging to help keep the Earth safe and clean.
Today Rm 1 explored “all things time”! We brainstormed a list of words we use when we describe or talk about time. Here are some great ideas!
We explored analogue clocks by creating our own analogue clock using uni-fix blocks to represent each minute on the clock, Geeee Room 1 is clever! They knew exactly where to put the numbers on the clock and that there was 5 minutes between each number! Here’s a look at Room 1s great job at working in teams!
For the past few weeks Room 1 have been working really hard to take care of their plants. They planted a broad bean seed with care and everyday make sure they are watered so that photosynthesis can take place. Everyday is an exciting new discovery as students measure their plants to observe and investigate their own plants progress. It’s a race to see who’s plant grows the highest or who’s plant produces the first broad bean. Hmmm….I wonder who will win…Viti or Aaron? Stay tuned…..