Earth Day

Earth Day aims to raise awareness about climate change and global warming.  The day also inspires to act towards the protection of the environment and focus on the need for conservation.  The different classes did a variety of art assignments around this theme.

The grade 1 and 2 students in Ms. Johnson’s and Ms. Kurk’s class has the “whole world in their hands”!  The grade 2 and 3 students in Ms. Hundlestan’s class used oil pastels to create globes with earth’s landforms.  They also used pencil crayons to create the powerful images of hands holding up a tender plant rooted in some soil.

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Ms. Nijjar’s Kindergarten and grade 1 students reminded us all not to be “litter bugs” with their creative 3D creations!

 

Writing About Canadian Animals

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The grade 2 and 3 students in both Ms. Welch’s and Ms. Huddlestan’s classes worked in small cooperative groups to research a Canadian animal.  They then wrote a non-fiction book, printed it, and shared it with other students in their classes.  It was nice to see the quality and effort put into these non-fiction books!

 

Hands On Math

How does one figure out the height of a tall object without actually measuring it?  The grade 7 students in Mr. Allinger’s class learned they could measure the height of a smaller object and compare it to the length of its shadow to come up with a ratio.  Using that same ratio, they could multiply it to the length of any object to figure out the height of any object, including a tall tree.  This was a good hands-on exercise before going into the trigonometry unit in mathematics.

Spring Has Sprung

The Kindergarten students in Ms. Eaket’s and Ms. Cuthbert’s classes enjoyed Julia Rawlinson’s book, “Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms”.  After reading the story together, they created some love spring blossom art.  The grade 3 and 4 students in Ms. Huddlestan’s class did some lovely blossom art as well.

Spring Flowers

The Kindergarten and grade 1 students in Ms. Nijjar’s/Ms. Rakhra’s class have been looking at changes that happen in the spring.  They created some cherry blossom using tissue paper for the flowers and cut out wallpaper for the vases.  The also used water colours to paint some lovely spring flowers.