Month: October 2016

Van Gogh Sunflowers in JK|Kindergarten Pumpkin Patch Field Trip|Exploring Fall in Music|Learning the importance of clean teeth in JK|Pumpkins Everywhere!

Van Gogh Sunflowers in JK Student discussed lines in Van Gogh’s paintings. Students used yarn to represent the center of the flower and a variety of paper to create the petals. They used Tempera and different tones of yellow to colour their flower. Kindergarten Pumpkin Patch Field Trip  Students embarked on their first field trip of …

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Soapstone Carving

Soapstone Carving On Thursday, October 20, 2016 the students in Grades 3-7 learned and participated in soapstone carving. Oliver Harwood, a soapstone artist, showed the students how to use different tools and water to shape and smooth the soapstone into one of the following Canadian animals: an orca, a wolf, a seal or a bear. …

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Water Cycle Painting | Pumpkin Exploration | Me in a Bag

Water Cycle Painting The grade 2 students have been exploring the water cycle in their science classes. In their visual journals, each student drew and painted their own water cycle to explain their understanding. Students used water colours and included fact boxes that fold out and explain each scientific word.    Pumpkin Exploration After the …

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Musical Theatre

Grade 2 Grade twos have been focusing on how drama and dance are interconnected through ‘Matilda Characterization’.  Here are some photographs (stills) from their ‘Revolting Children’ performance. The students were able to create and explore artistic works collaboratively whilst gaining confidence in their ability to combine the three art forms (dancing, singing and acting).    Grade …

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Properties of Materials in Grade One

Designing Waterproof Hats Students in 1C are talking about properties of different materials. Below are some photos of students making waterproof hats for the classroom teddy, Leo. They choose materials to construct their hats according to their waterproof properties.

Learning in Kindergarten

Literacy Centers  Kindergarten students participated in literacy stations.  At these stations, students practiced building the letter “a” in various ways.  Students had a lot of fun using Play-dough, unifix cubes, stamps and white boards to practice their letter formation.   Mask Making Kindergarten students created their own masks to act out an animal math story.  …

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