This week we made iMovies by combining images of different emotions and adding music and sound effects that we thought matched the images. It was lots of fun. You can watch all our videos below.
Emma played a game of charades with us. She acted out different emotions (happy, sad, mad, tired, embarrassed, excited) and we had turns at guessing each one. She also showed us different emoji's she had drawn to match with each emotion.
Una shared two electronic toys with us. The first was 'bop it', she demonstrated how to play it and said it made her feel mad! Then Una showed us how her MIP robot works with hand movements as well as being connected to a phone, she feels happy when she plays with it. We were interested to see the different movements and actions of the robot. Do robots have emotions?
Takumi shared about the actions of a cat, dog and octopus when they are feeling angry. Cats puff up their fur, dogs bark and an octopus squirts ink.
In groups we were presented with a picture card and some guiding questions. What happened? How did the people feel? Why did they feel that way? How do you know? After discussing the scenarios in our small groups we then presented our picture card and summary of our discussion to the rest of the class.
Keigo showed us his research about positive and negative emotions. He shared a picture of 100 different emojis with us.
Anjali presented a list of some different good and bad emotions and then made a game for the class to play. We had to guess which emotion word went with each emoji she had designed.
Tyler Y played us a video of him playing the piano. He played a song in 3 different ways to demonstrate angry, happy and sad. He described the musical terms fortissimo, forte and piano which helped him play the keyboard to express the 3 different emotions.
Tomoki showed us a slideshow presentation he had made all about different types of weather and emotions connected to weather.
Feras showed us an emotions guessing game video clip, we enjoyed playing it and guess which emotion matched each facial expression shown on the screen.
Ashritha shared a song she wrote to express emotions and then did a quiz to check people's listening skills during the song.
Zoe showed us different coloured emoji's and explained an example for when we would experience each emotion. She designed her own emoji for calm.
We have been doing some colour theory work and combining this with our knowledge of emotions. After making our own colour wheels by mixing the primary colours we labelled each section with an appropriate emotion and then a small emoji. Next we drew 4 different emotions on a face and painted them with a colour we thought connected to the emotion being shown by the facial expression. Our final pieces will be ready next week.
Daniyal started us off for this round of show and tell by sharing a book he had written and illustrated about animals and their emotions. We enjoyed exploring different emotions from an animals perspective.
Tyler T read as a book called 'Be Brave Little Penguin'. We discussed how the penguins emotions changed from the beginning to the end of the book.
Szofia made a game for us to play. She had funny video clips but challenged us to watch them without laughing. It was hard, but some of us managed to keep a straight face!
Viggo presented a show and tell related to our money unit. We were really interested to see different currency from Denmark and curious about why some of the coins had holes in the middle of them. Perhaps for a necklace or wearing on a belt as we had seen in a book?
Yuer read a book to us called The Way I Feel. We were interested about the colours used on each page and how they related to the emotions.
Haruto showed us a video of a sorting activity he did with his books. He sorted books into different emotion categories and made a visual bar graph. He found out he had the most funny books and the least angry books.
Shuhan wrote her own story about friends and their different emotions. She illustrated the front cover with examples of different emotion emojis.
Lucia shared a digital presentation she had made all about emotions that people have in different scenarios each day. She also showed us an emotion painting for happiness that she create herself.
Rei shared about dogs and cats showing their emotions through their body language and the way their tails appear. She had illustrations to explain each emotion clearly.
As our first tuning in activity for our new unit we were given pictures of emotion face masks which had been all cut up. We worked together as a group to put the puzzles together and then label each mask with what emotion we thought it was displaying. This was the start of our emotions vocabulary building.
Our second tuning in activity was done through our senses. We took part in different tasting, smelling, touching, listening and looking experiences and said how we felt before and after each experience. Again this helped us build our vocabulary, become more aware of our emotions and also prompted us to think of several questions related to our emotions. We discovered that some of us felt different emotions even though the experiences were all the same. We were all great Risk Takers too.