This week we learned about the American artist Jackson Pollock. He used a unique technique to create his paintings. He dropped paint onto a canvas that was laid on the ground using different objects. We used a similar technique this week to create our artwork.
After our midterm break we wrote about what we did for Halloween. Most of us went trick or treating and saw fireworks!
To celebrate Halloween we dressed up in our costumes before our midterm break! We had a Halloween party. We played lots of traditional Halloween games including pass the apple and bobbing for apples. Bobbing for apples was our favourite game, but it was very messy!
We created scary Halloween skeletons. We used cotton buds as the skeleton's bones! We also learned the names of the bones in our body from the song Bones, Bones, Bones!
We used 2-D shapes to create 'Classroom Creatures'. We cut out ovals, circles, rectangles, squares, triangles and semi-circles to create these colourful creatures!
We created percussion instruments out of recyclable materials. We used milk cartons, cardboard boxes, bottles, rice, pasta, elastic bands and other materials to create percussion instruments. We then decorated them using paint, glitter, straws and colourful sticks. We then used these instruments during our music lesson to create a song in groups.
A coach from Leinster rugby came in to teach us tag rugby. We learned how to throw and catch a rugby ball, how to score a try and how to play tag rugby. We had so much fun!
We have been learning about symmetry. We created a symmetrical picture using tape as our line of symmetry.