The Arts: Pacific Island Arts

Week 30 of school we learned about Pacific Island arts using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 17.

We carved Moai (Easter Island heads).
The Arts: Pacific Island Arts

We made lei.
The Arts: Pacific Island Arts

We watched several videos on YouTube covering Pacific Island music and dance.
The Arts: Pacific Island Arts

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Geography: Micronesia

Week 30 of school we learned about Micronesia using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 17. Cameron didn’t join us that day since he was sick.

We found Micronesia on the map.
Geography: Micronesia

We did mapwork.
Geography: Micronesia

We found other archipelagos.
Geography: Micronesia

We drew and named our own archipelagos.
Geography: Micronesia

We made rai stones out of clay.
Geography: Micronesia

We made paper doll families.
Geography: Micronesia

We had a Micronesian feast for dinner. We had marinated grilled chicken and rice, noodles, taro and plantain curry, and mashed sweet potatoes cooked in coconut milk.
Geography: Micronesia

The Arts: Asian Arts

Weeks 28 and 29 of school we learned about Asian arts using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 16.

We read The Seven Chinese Brothers as a reader’s theater.
The Arts: Asian Arts

We made rubbings of surfaces.
The Arts: Asian Arts

We made origami paper cranes.
The Arts: Asian Arts

We made an elephant parade.
The Arts: Asian Arts

We did paper cutting.
The Arts: Asian Arts

We made kimonos for spoon dolls.
The Arts: Asian Arts

We made a moon lantern.
The Arts: Asian Arts

We made paintings based on The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai.
The Arts: Asian Arts