- What is interesting about this piece of art?
- How do you think the artist made it?
- Why do you think the artist made it?
- If you met the artist, what question would you ask?
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We have been exploring the question...'What is art?" We all have different opinions on art and we want to share what we like and don't like about different pieces. As we discussed 3 different types of art, we recorded the discussion. The questions asked were:
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Today we had another challenge to solve. We had to play towel volleyball. It is a 4 person team game and instead of using your hands, you use a towel to catch and pass the ball. You can see the rules below. This time, we followed the technology process to solve this problem. The game went really well because one team raced out to a 7-2 lead before we had a break to evaluate and modify. After the break, the team that were down, came back and managed to win 11-9. When we reflected on what happened, we talked about:
We had so much fun with our challenge on Tuesday. Using a popsicle stick held in our mouth, we had to try and balance 6 dice on the end of the stick for 3 seconds. Lots of people said it would be easy, especially when we first practiced with 2 dice. Everyone had time to plan their strategy and to practice before we had a competition. Some people changed their strategy after getting tips from people who could do it. There was lots of debate about where to put the stick in your mouth and was it better to stand up or sit down? Before the competition began, about 8 people could do it. During the competition, Jack, Teresa, Sam, Harriet and Brooke were successful. Many others came close by getting 5 dice on the stick and some had it but ran out of time. Check out some photos and videos that we took during this challenge or read our blogs to find out more.
Things are hotting up now! The next challenge is an indivudal one. Watch the video and find out how to play "A bit dicey!'
1) Prior to the challenge starting, player places a single popsicle stick in his/her mouth.
2) When the clock starts, player will pick up and vertically stack one die at a time on the stick.
3) Player may not allow dice to rest against their nose or to touch any part of their face.
4) In the event that a die is dropped or falls off of the stick, player may take a replacement die off of the podium and use it in its place.
5) To complete the game, 6 dice must be stacked one on top of the other on the popsicle stick within the 60-second time limit.
Which house gets your vote? Which one had the best ideas/design features? Which one used their materials the best?
Choose one by voting on the poll. Have a look at the pictures so you know which to vote for:
This term, our challenge is to make something work. We have all made something work so we need to find out what to do to make something work!
We have been discussing some recent challenges like learning to play the glockenspiel with Mrs Cameron and the winter tournament. We thought of things that helped to make these challenges work.
Some of our ideas can be found on personal blogs.