Friday, May 16, 2014
The story of the Gingerbread Man has inspired our learning in a number of curriculum areas over the last two weeks at school.
We have been learning to measure by comparing two objects.
We made a gingerbread person out of paper, and used our gingerbread person to find objects around the classroom that were bigger, smaller or the same size. We recorded the objects in a table.
We made bridges for the Gingerbread man so that he could cross the river. Our challenge was to make a bridge out of paper that was strong enough to hold up a toy car.
|Mackenzie and Raukura made this bridge by folding along the edges of the paper.|
|Finlay and Max made this bridge by folding the paper into a tube.|
|Liam and Scott supported their bridge with triangle-folded columns.|
|This bridge has rolled up paper tubes to support it.|
|This bridge has cylinder-shaped columns to support it.|