This week the students in Room 2a are going to enjoy reading –
Fe’ausi / Swimming
Mrs de Koning and the students will choose some of the following activities to complete during this week.-
Move around room to song about swimming doing different strokes and at different levels.
Role play that they are a sea creature swimming (imagination while swimming) others guess when class freezes. Fish, eel, octopus, dolphin, shark etc
Crayon picture to illustrate swimmer in book (or self) and put water/sea over with dye or paint. Can use spray bottle to add dye or drop white circular ‘bubbles’ on top of paint for added texture. Label with simple sentences from text.
Of course we will also read the story every day in class at the start of our Reading sessions.
Sometimes we will look at the PDFs and read and sometimes we will listen to the Sound Files too!
It is a story about a class of children who go with their teacher to the swimming pools in Porirua, Wellington. They go there on the bus. When they are there they look at the mural on the wall that shows many different sea creatures swimming. The children enjoy themselves using their imagination and pretending to be each of the sea creatures from the mural.
Here is the PDF –
Here is the sound file –
Here are some of the illustrations from the story: