Another exciting day with the weather watchers…

We started the day with a water explosion!  (fizzy pop plus mentos = huge water geysir)  This was a great shared experience that all the children really enjoyed and it was a great start to an exciting day.

The weather watchers went on to their secret mission.  This session it was to create some patterned fabric, which would eventually become the sails on the boats they were making with Ian.  The children used simple printmaking techniques to create textile designs that re enforced our weather interest.  We even had a washing line to hang our finished work onto and the wind dried our designs off nicely.

 

Next we decorated a chinese lantern which we hoped to fly at the end of the day.  It looked lovely covered in bright, colourful rainbows, sunshine and the odd dinosaur!

We had a chance to use our weather map we created during the last planning day.  Matthew was there to capture this on film and I’ll look forward to seeing it.  Anne-Marie is planning to share this with the rest of the class so they can all have a chance to be a weather anchorman or woman.

At the end of the day we tried to fly our lantern but the wind was too gusty and after scaring some parents with fire we had to admit defeat.

About sarahwakeford

I am a visual artist. My time is split between painting in my studio and completing projects mainly in education and healthcare.

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