The Kindergarten and grade 1 students in Ms. Nijjar’s and Ms. Rakhra’s class had fun painting their reindeers. Each one was unique! The Kindergarten students in Ms. Cuthbert’s class made some fun gingerbread collages. The grade 2/3 students in Ms. Heinrich’s class enjoyed creating a penguin using construction paper.
As part of their unit of feelings, the grade 1 students in Ms. Johnson’s class did some fund Christmas writing with the sentence opener, “I feel like a Grinch when…”. The also had fun painting their very own Grinch.
Mrs. Lintott, our librarian, and Ms. Komurcu, our Aboriginal Education Assistant, worked with the grade 3 and 4 students in division 8, 9, and 10 to create some beautiful Metis art based on the book, “The Giving Tree” by Leah Marie Dorion. The book is a beautiful retelling of a traditional Metis story emphasizing core values and beliefs of the Metis, which includes strength, kindness, courage, tolerance, honesty, respect, love, sharing, caring, balance, patience, and most of all, the important connection with the Creator and Mother Earth.
The grade 6 students in Ms. Meynert’s class created some pop art using line designs and colour, and connected it to the question, “What is my super power?” Everybody has a super power and it can be used for good, to make a difference in the world. The students have chosen a goal from the United Nations and will be looking more into them in the second term.
The grade 7’s in Ms. Villeneuve’s class did some interesting entangle art. The students create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns, known as tangles. It involves a combination of dots, lines, simple curves.
At the beginning of December, the grade 2 and 3 students in Mrs. Younger’s and Ms. Heinrich’s classes headed to the Surrey Nature Centre in conclusion to the study on ecosystems. The students worked in groups of two and had to create an ecosystem for an animal based on some information provided to them from the instructors. They loved being outdoors and playing in the forest.
This week ended another great season of volleyball. We were happy to see many of the upper intermediate students join the three different teams and show up for the different practices. They demonstrated not only an improvement in their skills but also great sportsmanship while playing neighbourhood schools. The Girls’ B Team came in fourth place on their Play Day at Fraser Wood Elementary. The Girls’ A Team won every game, pushing them into the semi-finals. The final game was very close, giving the girls second place in the tournament. The Boys Team had the joy of winning first place at their Play Day. A BIG thank you goes to our wonderful coaches: Mr. Allinger, Mr. Ferguson, and Mrs. Brown.