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Arts Integration

Bat Art

Bats Everywhere! We continue to build our knowledge of bats–even though our research writing is complete.  We have been watching videos–Did you know there is a bat with a wingspan of 2M??  It lives in Australia.  Here is a video we watched about that bat. As we continue to learn about bats, we’ve also been … Continue reading »

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Butterfly Photos

Last Week, Divisions 7 & 8 went out on a neighbourhood walk with our butterfly ‘viewers’ (thanks to Div. 7 for making those!).  In mixed grade groups we went to look for some interesting patterns and symmetry. The groups had a digital camera and at least 1 viewer and were tasked to work together to … Continue reading »

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The Past and The Future

Last week Divisions 7 & 8 read an indigenous story called “P’esk’a And The First Salmon Ceremony”.                    It was a story basket that included a number of indigenous artifacts related to the story…for example: Eagle Miniature Drum Animal Skins Miniature Canoe The setting of the story … Continue reading »

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Painting Hearts

  Yesterday our library story was “The Shape Of My Heart”. Then we spent our art time painting hearts💜❤💕🧡💗  on the new garden bins.  This is a school-wide project that we hope to complete by the end of this school year. Painting hearts is more difficult than you can image…So…We started by creating a stencil.  … Continue reading »

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Symmetry

What is symmetry??? In geometry, symmetry is defined as a balanced and proportionate similarity that is found in two halves of an object. It means one-half is the mirror image of the other half.  If an object is symmetrical, it means that it is equal on both sides. Yesterday for art we created symmetrical butterflies. Using … Continue reading »

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Earth Day

We had a wonderful Earth Day yesterday!   We started our day by doing a Neighbourhood clean up.  What a great way to contribute to our community! Divisions 7, 8 & 9 headed over to the Skate Park, where we began our garbage adventure!! We worked our way back to the school collecting garbage as we … Continue reading »

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Amazing Amaryllis

Since returning from the winter break, we have been growing an Amaryllis in our classroom.  We have been tracking it’s progress through non-fiction writing by keeping a log book. This project is an example of how we integrate a variety of subjects. Curricular Competencies and Content: Science “Plants and animals have observable features.” ask simple … Continue reading »

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100 Things That Make Us Happy

To honor 100th day Ms. McKenna came up with a great idea…to list 100 things that make us happy!  Each day for the past week we have been adding to that list.    “I can tell what is important to me.” This is related to the Positive Personal & Cultural Identity Core Competency.  Being able … Continue reading »

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Sewing

In concert with our school wide “Project Of Heart” theme, we have been sewing Memory bags.  This activity was inspired by the Indigenous story Shi-shi-etko. Shi-shi-etko gathers together many of the things of nature and places them into her bag of memories so that she will never forget her people and land as she prepares … Continue reading »

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Owl Walk

Last week we went on a walk through our city neighbourhood with Division 7.  We walked down Albert Street, turned onto Willingdon and walked up the street…we  didn’t even mind the rain.  What a busy street! We found some amazing sculptures of Owls!  Have you seen them???  WOW!! Here are some photos of our trip. … Continue reading »

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