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.
Ms. Nijjar’s Kindergarten and grade 1 students reminded us all not to be “litter bugs” with their creative 3D creations!
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!
Mr. Allinger’s grade 5 to 7 students followed some online art lesson and created their own “Fantasy Sky” using water colours. It was nice to see the details that some of them put into their silhouetted trees. They also created some beautiful paintings of flowers among the grass.
The grade 2 and 3 students painted some beautiful spring flowers with Ms. Welch. The art work was framed and displayed in the front foyer of the school.
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.
The grade 6 students in division 3 did a flower craft with Ms. Wilk. The wove some yarn to create the center of their flowers, adding an interesting dimension to their work.
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.
The grade 2 and 3 students in Ms. Huddlestan’s class used a black sharpie to create their own line art designs on the bunnies. They used water colours for the background.
The few blended learning students that came in from Ms. Le’s and Ms. Muzyka’s classes did some lovely butterflies for art and focused on the message of being kind.