Inspire Us Mondays – Some last words

We have come to the end of Monday Speakers and there are just a few words and a video to share that we have not yet put into a post. All of our speakers have done a great job searching for something to make us think. Sometimes it was very difficult to find a video that would add value to  the work our class was exploring. The last video we saw was fantastic. Our speaker chose to follow up the work we had done with our animations and found a great example of an animated wooden artist’s doll. Take a look.

We had a few words that also related well to our research work on migration to Australia after Federation, Remembrance Day and Mathematics.

Have you enjoyed our Monday Speaker posts? Was there one video that caught your attention and made you think? Please leave a comment sharing your thoughts.

Creating Art Together

Last term with Mrs S we all worked together to create a combined piece of art. We looked at some inspiration via Pinterest where some classes had been given one quarter of a set of four tiles with part of a circle drawn on it. The class had decorated each piece and then placed them back together. The vibrant colours looked great.

Mrs S added to that idea by asking us to think about words that were important to us as a class. We brainstormed lots of words and then chose eight of these to use:

  • loyalty
  • courage
  • stamina
  • happiness
  • friends
  • focus
  • respect
  • humble

Groups of 4 chose a word and they wrote this in the circular section of each of their tiles and then added decorative patterns in the other two sections. We tried hard to use mostly cool colours in the centre and warm colours around the outside. We used watercolours and water pens to add the colour.

Here is the end result.

And a gallery of the individual tiles.

Have you ever collaborated on a project before? What was it? What are some of the things that you might need to remember when lots of people are working on one project? Please leave us a comment telling us your thoughts.