Noticing and Wondering in Room 6

Room 6 we have been learning to observe nature closely, notice things and wonder about them. Like scientists, who ask questions about the world, we have been ‘wondering’ a lot about the things around us.

We explored our gully and collected lots of natural treasures for our nature table. Our bowls were full of rocks, ferns, basket fungi, leaves, seeds, moss, sticks and other interesting finds, including a log covered in interesting fungi and a birds nest full of hair!

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Mitchell basket fungi

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Jackson and Wyatts log

Watch Harrison hatches a basket fungi video here

We spent the first week observing, noticing, wondering and researching about our finds. Some of us made videos and book creator books. At writing time we recorded our observations and wonders, then published them for on our wonder wall.

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Watch

Lucy's wonder video

Elizabeth's wonder video

Carly's wonder video

During reading time we researched and made posters about these natural wonders. We enjoyed presenting them to our class. Some of us even shared them with our buddy class.

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Fossils posters

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Carnivorous plants posters

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Bracket fungi posters

The next week we went back to the gully armed with iPads. We took wonderful photos of the natural beauty around us and used these photos as inspiration for our writing. After learning about poetic devices, such as similes, metaphors and activating nouns, we wrote our observations as poems. We then learnt how to publish these using the pic collage app. Our goal was to carefully choose words and use poetic devices to create a picture in the reader’s mind.

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Xaviers pic collage

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Sols pic collage

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Samuels pic collage

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Mazs pic collage

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Mahleks pic collage

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Arions pic collage

mitchell basket fungi