The Kindergarten students in Ms. Eaket’s class read Todd Parr’s “The Family Book” and used popsicle sticks to create a simple house. They used four adjectives to describe their families and drew a picture of their family for the center of their art project. Some of the adjectives used: funny, kind, loving, busy, big, quiet, and the best!
The Kindergarten and grade 1 students in Ms. Cuthbert’s class painted some bright coloured flowers. To frame their art, the children mounted them on square backgrounds that would complement their painting. Another great activity to help develop their fine motor skills.
The grade 4 and 5 students in Mr. Ferguson’s class painted some lovely cherry blossom trees during their art classes.
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.