All of Westend School has been learning how to play Basketball with Miles (who has miles of smiles) and we have been having a blast. He has a neat sense of humour and is always making us laugh. He is also very good at Basketball and has noticed that some of us have a natural talent for the game. When he gives us instructions he does it in a funny way so that we really need to listen and pay attention which is teaching us another skill. We are getting better and better each week and are learning so much about the game as well as ourselves and our own physical abilities.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
When Bronwyn came back to Westend School to work with Room 11 she brought us a present - she had painted a special Room 10 rock with Owl McOwl on it - we were so amazed and impressed with her painting skills since she only painted Owl McOwl from memory. We now have our own special Palmy rock and next term we are going to see how far it travels - wish us luck.
We were really lucky to have Mrs Low's friend Bronwyn come and visit us and help us with our rock painting for our PReP projects. Bronwyn has painted rocks for many different organisations and is famous in the Palmy Rocks world. She told us how she got her ideas and that Posca pens were a great help when outlining or adding in detail. When choosing a rock she also explained how she could see a shape of an animal etc and that helped her with her designs. She is really clever and helped us out alot - our rocks will look awesome now as we have had some professional tips and tricks shared with us :)
For our assembly item we learnt the song Wairua by the band Maimoa. Then Ruby and Ashley choreographed a dance to go with it which we also learnt by practicing hard. We put in hours and hours of work and every day we got better at singing and dancing. We used all of the TRUMP key competencies and were a fabulous buddy class as we supported Room Five as well. It was a neat opportunity for us to shine and Mrs Low was super proud of us all. Here are some photos of us rehearsing in our room.
Miss Donald comes in and releases Mrs Low every two weeks for a morning. When she came in and worked with us for the first two times we built marble mazes with her which was heaps of fun. We had to work in pairs, follow instructions, problem solve as well as be creative. We are really proud of our mazes and think that we did a great job with them. Mrs Low thought they were pretty cool too :)
During the term we decided that Whoodini was a tired old owl as he has been working with Mrs Low and her students for two and a bit years now. After all of that handling he needed a break so we put him into retirement and Owl McOwl came in as his replacement. Quinn was the last person to have Whoodini and Samuel was the first to get Owl McOwl - it was a sad but special day when that happened. We can still visit Whoodini as he is lounging in Mrs Low's office :)