The Family Book

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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!

Spring Flowers Make Us Happy

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.

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!

 

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.