We are currently linking up with our Term 1 diorama projects on Greek topics (researched in the library) and the theme will continue into botany (eg Narcissus, Daphne), weather (Zeus, Aeolus, Poseidon) and other sciences throughout the year. We are writing newspaper articles, odes and acrostics, whilst applying painted colour to Main Lesson book pages, in preparation for botanical paintings at the end of this term.
Middle Lessons seem particularly rich this year, with strings on Monday, Karin’s algorithmic maths on Tuesday, Sonya’s sensitive painting and Emily’s Indonesian treasure maps on Wednesday, Kira’s energy dance eurythmy and Ashni’s literary touches for book reviews on Thursday. On Friday we delve further into our Greek research in the library with Terri.
This term, we are going surfing with Beau each Friday, as an extension to our swimming practice. The recent storms and ‘Poseidon’s horse tails’ have demonstrated the awesome power of what we are immersing ourselves in, or watching safely, as the case may be.
We are also gearing up for our first walking camp this term, between Binnaburra and O’Reilly’s on the Queensland border, when our cross country practice will be put to good use.
Lino cuts are coming along nicely, having taken the step this time of removing negative space for further enhanced printing techniques. Our library bags will feature these colourful prints shortly. We’ll be rolling them out next week. Other afternoons feature Nadia’s ‘eco forestry’ gardening, the ever popular Magnum and Beau sport spot and Celia’s mixed media towards the new-style desk mat.
Class 5M, ever-busy, creative and working hard.
Class 5 Teacher