Monday, 31 March 2014

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

The Medieval Life cross curricular theme has come to an end.

 The entire Medieval display
 Illuminated letters with touches of gold paint.
 The Montessori 9-12 class have been learning about the Medieval Age during the first term.

Our research was cross curricular. We learned about their clothing, foods, houses, astronomy and hand drew maps showing Europe at the time.
We created golden feast plates displaying the very best foods eaten by the nobles.
In English we looked at traveling "quack doctors" and their miracle cures and presented our own miracle cures to the class using persuasive language.

In Mathematics we looked at sacred geometry and created mandalas using geometric shapes.

We researched castles and cathedrals and learnt how their technology grew and influenced other inventions.
Sacred geometry 
Miracle Cures as part of an English/drama presentation 
Our delicious golden  Medieval Feast plates 
posters in the classroom 

Thursday, 20 March 2014

New Stamps

I am so chuffed with the new stamps I ordered! The square ones were R20 but The personalised one was quite expensive, at least I'll get years and years of use out of it.

Contact: Alta Scholtz  
Address: P.O. BOX 9230 GEORGE 6530 
18 PLANE ROAD GLENBARRIE, GEORGE, Western Cape 6529
Tel: 044 874 6209
Email: scholtzal@telkomsa.net
(no website I'm afraid...)

Friday, 14 March 2014

Happy St Patrick's Day!

 
We combined St Patrick's Day with my 35th birthday. Thank you to all my lovely children for the presents and thank you Tazmin for the green cupcakes and Jawad for the homemade melktart (a South African specialty, similar to a custard pie) 

Monday, 10 March 2014

Art

Our Art teacher mounted and displayed our lovely Art.

Decimals

The Grade 4s and 5s used beads to represent decimals. 
Tomorrow we will add decimals.

Friday, 7 March 2014

Torin's Art

Readers

Reading to each other over a sandwich at break time.

Spelling test time

Khaya (Grade 5) was at swimming when the class did their spelling test so when he returned Kane (Grade 6) read out the spelling words so that Khaya could do the test. That's what inter-grade co-operation is all about.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Doorway

The Chapel door on Shrove Tuesday.

Open night in the M9-12 classroom

Tonight was open night at our school.  We made site all our work was displayed on the walls but otherwise or class was just as awesome as it usually is.  

Below is also a photo of my corner of the class.  Clearly I work best in clutter and colour. :) 

Shrove Tuesday



Shrove Tuesday (widely known as Pancake Day) is a day in February or March, preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), which is celebrated in many countries by consuming pancakes.
Shrove Tuesday, a moveable feast, is determined by Easter. The expression "Shrove Tuesday" comes from the word shrive, meaning "confess". Shrove Tuesday is observed by many Christians, including Anglicans, Lutherans, Methodists and Roman Catholics,[2] who "make a special point of self-examination, of considering what wrongs they need to repent, and what amendments of life or areas of spiritual growth they especially need to ask God's help in dealing with."
Being the last day before the penitential season of Lent, related popular practices, such as indulging in food that one sacrifices for the upcoming forty days, are associated with Shrove Tuesday celebrations, before commencing the fasting and religious obligations associated with Lent. The term Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday," referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday.


Because our school is Catholic, each child receives a pancake on Shrove Tuesday. On Tuesday my class munched pancakes while watching an Afrikaans children's programme called "Liewe Heksie" (sweet little witch)