Ms Hamaguchi’s class have been making a class aquarium for their collaboration project. They liked the idea of working on a common goal and wanted to turn their homeroom into a huge aquarium. We spent the first week exploring the many different shapes and varieties of fish and sea creatures and made some detailed sketches in our books. Some of the class wanted to make 3D models of real fish whilst others wanted to invent their own, taking inspiration from books and internet images.
The children used a variety of techniques to create their animals but they all helped each other through the creative process with hands and ideas.I had to agree with Josh when he said, “Our aquarium is going to look awesome!”
In Mr Quinlan’s class the kids explored how they could all make a piece of art with a common theme. We had a lot of creative ideas but they chose the idea of making lanterns to hang in the home room.
Lantern can come in many shapes and sizes and are found in many different countries and cultures. We investigated some shapes and designs and the children used these as a basis to design their own lanterns. They had to work out how the lantern would disperse light and how it would stand or hang. Children worked collaboratively to solve problems with their designs and then set about making them look decorative.
For the first project of the year grade three has to design and create a piece of artwork that they can work on as a class. This piece of work must express something about the people in the class and must be appropriate for a designated space in the homeroom classroom. So far the grade threes have designed a range of artworks and the classes have voted for the one that they think is the best and most suitable. In order to complete this project the children really need to work together, use good communication skills and be able to solve problems as a team. Each class has their own very unique ideas.