We were happy to see many of the students and staff wearing pink shirts on February 24th in support against all forms of bullying. classes created interesting art assignments as well. Three of these photos show the work of the students in Ms. Mazinani’s, Ms. Le’s, Ms. Gallello’s and Ms. Wilk’s classes. We loved reading some of the slogans on the t-shirts as well.
Mr. Allinger’s MAAC class designed some very creative and artistic pentagonal/hexagonal prisms. After creating them, they also had to figure out the volume and surface area of their creation. Learning made fun!
The grade 4 and 5 students in Ms. Mazinani’s class did some west coast aboriginal weaving and created some beautiful pieces.
The upper intermediate students in Ms. Gaines’, Ms. Chen’s, Ms. Peters’/Ms. Mahal’s, and Ms. Gallello’s classes practiced their Chinese writing skills just before Chinese New Year. This is the year of the ox, a symbol of resilience. The grade 7 students in division one created some interesting textured art using a pencil. The started with a circular shape and then added different lines and textures. Some of which were quite stunning.
The grade 1, 2, and 3 students in Ms. Johnson’s, Ms. Welch’s, and Ms. Huddlestan’s classes enjoyed making heart shaped art. Ms. Johnson’s students worked with tissue paper while the other students used oil pastels, including the grade 6 students in Ms. Galello’s.
The Kindergarten students in Ms. Cuthbert’s and Ms. Eaket’s classes practised their fine motor skills using scissors to cut out heart shapes and glued them onto construction paper. The used pigeon blue, red, black, yellow, and purple to paint their beautiful paper hearts, and then they named their art as other artists do. Some of the names used to name their art: Power Heart, Good Morning Heart, Sparkles, Dark Bow, and Spiderweb. They also signed their names on their “masterpieces”!
Black History Month must be more than just a month of remembrance. It should be a tribute to their history and reminder of the work that lies in the months and years ahead. The grade 4 and 5 students in Ms. Mahal’s blended learning class have been doing some interesting projects around this topic and created a lovely display by the front office.
Mrs. Lintott read The Big Umbrella by Amy Bates to the grade 1 and 2 students in division 12, followed by a good conversation about inclusion. The students created caricatures of themselves to place under the umbrella and wrote out some sentences around the theme of the book. As we approach Pink Shirt Day, it’s a great reminder to be inclusive and tolerant of everyone in our society. Despite our unique differences, we are more alike in so many ways!
The grade 2 and 3 students in divisions 9 and 10 did some “library math” inspired by Amy Krause Rosenthal’s This Plus That.
The grade 4 and 5 students in Mr. Ferguson’s practised using a compass and created some beautiful mandalas. Mandalas include geometric patterns. Originally, they were meant to represent wholeness and a model for the organizational structure of life. The students learned about Tibetan monks creating them and made connections to how some of the cultures in the classroom create them for special events today.