n Wednesday Rooms 2 and 2a worked together to make poppies to wear to the Anzac Service on Friday at school.
First Mrs de Koning showed us the materials we had to work with – red paper, black buttons, ice block sticks and safety pins! Then we decided on the equipment we needed – petal shaped templates, scissors, pencils, PVA glue and sellotape.
It was fun choosing a buddy to work with. We talked about the steps we needed to complete. We took turns to make our poppies. We cooperated with each other, it was quiet, sensible work! We liked working with each other and supporting each other with positive comments…. ‘Well done…..Good work…….Yes, that’s how you do it……Would you like me to help you with that? ……Thank you!….’
We folded our piece of A4 red paper into quarters – yes 4 equal sized spaces. Then we traced around the red paper to make two double petals each. Next we cut out our petals with the scissors, carefully going just to the outside of the pencil lines. Mrs de Koning had reminded us of a good scissor grip we could use. Then we placed our petals over each other with a drop of PVA glue. On top of the petals we glued a black button. There were a lot of different styles to choose from! We put the poppies onto a table to dry. The next morning after Mass we turned our poppies over to the back and used pieces of sellotape to fasten on the stem (an ice block stick) and a safety pin.