Excursion to Scenic World

We had such a great trip to Scenic World! After riding the Cableway, we followed the Scenic Walkway and then rode the Railway back to the top of the escarpment. IMG_2825 IMG_2827     IMG_2901   Did you spot a coachwood tree, a sassafras tree, a Lilli Pilli tree, a five leaf water vine, a…

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Wattle Artwork

3/4J are off to Scenic World in a few weeks! Along with riding the Scenic Railway and the Scenic Cableway, we will be walking along the Scenic Walkway seeing lots of Australia’s native flora and fauna. Let’s familiarise ourselves with some native plants before we leave!   Golden Wattle is Australia’s national flower. The Golden…

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Paul Klee Castles

Continuing our theme of artworks based on Houses and Homes, 3/4J are going to complete an artwork of a castle in the style of Paul Klee (Pronounced clay).   WALT I can create a castle in the style of Paul Klee I can use watercolour paints in warm and cool colours WILF I can draw…

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Haunted Houses on Black Paper!

Hey 3/4J, Check out these haunted house artworks! Stu Shepherd is an American aviation artist whose work has been featured on the boxes of aeroplane model kits. Haunted Houses are a great setting for suspenseful stories. But they can be tricky to draw!   Here’s an easy artwork we can do! Thanks to the teachers…

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Take the Train to Harlem

Our new novel this term “The Vanderbeekers of 141st St” is set in Harlem, New York City in a Brownstone building. We are studying different types of homes and houses, like the Brownstones of NYC.   For art in Term 3, 2019, we are creating artworks of buildings and houses! Our first artwork is inspired…

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Henri Rousseau and the Jungle

Henri Rousseau was a famous artist from France who painted artworks in the late 1800s and early 1900s. He is known for his whimsical gardens, jungles and animal scenes. 3/4J love animals so what a great artist to study! “Surprise! Tiger in a Tropical Storm” 1891 (Surpris! tigre dans une tempête tropicale) “The Hungry Lion Throws…

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Chengdu the Panda

Look at this book about Chengdu the Panda, who would not, could not fall asleep! Chengu is actually a city in China. It is also the home of a panda sanctuary. Miss B visited China, Chengdu and the Panda Sanctuary back in 2014. They are amazing animals, so cute and cuddly looking. The sanctuary even…

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Chameleons are cool

This week’s animal of the week is the Chameleon! Chameleons are cool! Well … says this book by Martin Jenkins.   One artwork we can try is a watercolour Chameleon. Did you know the artworks in the book are all watercolours?   The first step will be draw the chameleon, then outline with sharpies then…

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The Explorer – Our First Novel of 2019!

We have almost finished reading our first chapter book of 2019 “The Explorer” by Katherine Rundell. It followed the theme of our Term 1 reading and writing topic – Human Survival! Add your comment to the wall!   Leave a comment to tell us what you think of this book!

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The Great Wave Watercolour

Continuing our theme of art of Japan and looking at the Great Wave by Hokusai, our next artwork will be a watercolour.   This drawing is broken up into three sections: Foreground (first two waves) Middle Ground (main wave) Background (horizon line and Mt. Fuji) The biggest wave should extend almost to the top of…

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The Great Wave – with Zentangles!

Hokusai’s most famous artwork of Mt Fuji has to be “The Great Wave off Kanagawa”. This is what it says about this artwork on Wikipedia: The Great Wave off Kanagawa is a woodblock print by the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Hokusai. It was published sometime between 1829 and 1833 as the first print in Hokusai’s series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. It is Hokusai’s…

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Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji

This majestic Mountain is Mt Fuji. Where in the world is it located?   It’s in Japan! And its not far from the capital city, Tokyo.   A very famous Japanese artist called Katsushika Hokusai, like Mt Fuji so much he painted it 36 times! This series of artworks is called  (The-Art-Curator-for-Kids-Art-Spotlight-Hokusais-Thirty-Six-Views-of-Mount-Fuji-1qye1mg) and each artwork also…

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Welcome Back to 2019!

Another year has begun. And what a special year to be on the blog! This year marks NINE YEARS of Adventures with Miss B! Nine years of fun with Bosco. Nine years of Stage 2 and 3 classes. Nine years of Miss B’s adventures, in and out of the classroom.   Here are some highlights…

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Fun at the End of the Year!

The end of 2018 was very busy for 3/4J! Here are some photos of our lessons and projects! We had a lot of stem challenges, researched and explored shadows, did some amazing learning in morning routine and kept being mathematicians!

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