Thursday, March 2, 2017

Another awesome discovery time!

This week in the Kowhai Team we were able to learn more about communication, bees, colour patterns, and water play. Here are lots of photos of our learning!

In Room 1 we made telephones using only cups and string. We had to work hard to make sure the string was pulled tight so our voices could travel through. We also played at the conversation station! Who might be a person you would call and have a conversation with?



In Room 2 we looked at bees. Lots of girls loved creating art with the flowers, so much so that we even wore some of the flowers! We think the bees would love us! We also tried to figure out how many shapes we could fit into hexagons. Do you think you can help us think of more? 




In Room 3 we looked at colour and patterns. We could paint using cotton buds, weave yearn, make patterns using colour pencils and masking tape, and recreate patterns. 


And finally in Room 4 we looked at things that might float or sink on water and different ways of measuring water. We also created our own boats that we tested to see if they would float too. Lucky for us many of them could!


Thank you Kowhai Team for being connected, flexible, creative, self-managing, curious, and reflective learners! 

What other things do you think we could do at Discovery Time?


  1. Wow Kowhai team, your discovery time looks like a lot of fun and learning.
    We have some suggestions that you might like to do at another discovery time:
    - Building or Making things using different materials
    - Making vehicles that use wind to help them move
    - Some painting or dye activities mixing different colours together to see what happens

    We also love seeing you being very creative learners.

    Some of us have had discovery time, in our classes last year and we are looking forward to sharing our discoveries with you as well.

    From Room 10

    1. Malo Miss Waghorn and Room 10.

      Thank you for your ideas, we love them.
      We have mixed colours in our discovery time before and Jordan found out that mixing blue and yellow make the colour green.
      Marley found out that mixing blue and red make purple.
      Itsu found out that yellow and red make orange.

      We love having discovery time and look forward to seeing some of your discoveries too.

      From Room 3