THANK YOU!

A HUGE thank you to our parent volunteers for organizing a wonderful breakfast with Santa. Pythagoras Academy families enjoyed pancakes, sausages and hot chocolate before having their photo taken with Santa. Merry Christmas!

PAPO Thank you!

 

Seasons of Celebration Winter Concert

Students danced, acted and sang on Thursday, December 9 at Pythagoras Academy’s annual winter concert. Students spent months rehearsing and practicing for the big show! A big thank you to Mr. Zhang, Ms. Swords and Mrs. Dragana for teaching and preparing the students for the big show! We can’t wait to see the spring performance, The Beauty and the Beast.

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Comic Book Characters

Grade one students in Ms. Carr’s class learned elements of storytelling components through comic strips, including character development and setting, in language arts class. Students made a character wearing specific clothing to an environment, and brought their work to Ms. Isherwood’s art class, where students created a setting for their character. 

1C Comic Art

Jackson Pollock Artist Study in Grade Two

Grade two students learned about abstract expressionism and drip paintings by viewing and discussing Jackson Pollock’s artwork. Students had fun with using sponges to apply acrylic paint to their canvas and with dripping and throwing paint. Children discussed how artists use a variety of tools in making their artwork and experimented with using three different tools while painting. 

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Learning about Cubism in Grade Three Art

Grade three students learned how shapes can form images of the figure, by studying Pablo Picasso’s paintings and learning about the style of cubism. Students continued to question why artists choose to make artwork and how art changes and develops over time. Children used acrylic paint to create their figures while learning how to blend and mix colors. 

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Learning French Through Games

On Thursday’s French class, 1C played a game called Qu’est-ce qui se passe? (What’s going on?). Madame Severloh read a sentence and students had to decide whether picture number one or picture number two matched her sentence. They lifted up a card to show which one they thought. In the photos below, students listened to the sentence, Un gland tombe sur la tête de la poule Maboule. (An acorn fell on Maboule the chicken). This was a great way for students to demonstrate their knowledge of French vocabulary we’ve learned so far and to gain exposure to written French!

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Sequencing French Sentences 

After watching the video for Qui a peur du méchant loup?, the 6/7 class “mets les phrases en ordre” (put the sentences in order). Students worked with a partner to accomplish the task. Students then watched the video again, and were able to double check their work. Click the link below if you’d like to listen to the song! It’s very catchy. Bon travail, tout le mode! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgcpPFnD7Cs

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Field Trip to the Beaty Biodiversity Museum 

Grade three students explored biodiversity and the interconnectedness of life by comparing structures and behaviours of local animals and plants in different habitats and communities. Students participated in hands-on activities and use museum specimens to learn about adaptations and relationships. Students had the opportunity to discuss and apply their knowledge of concepts such as evolution, natural selection, adaptations, food webs, taxonomy, survival, ecosystems, and biomes. 

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GroupBright Learning

In Miss Simpson’s grade one class, students are learning about light energy. They have discussed artificial and natural sources of light, the importance of light and how light travels. As a class students learned how to identify objects and materials as transparent, translucent and opaque. Below are some students engaged in light exploration involving shadow making, a light table and flashlights.

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