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Arts

Shadows

Finally some beautiful sun! We’ve been waiting for a day like yesterday… to explore SHADOWS! “Light and sound can be produced and their properties can be changed.” Divisions 7 & 8 first used sticks to trace our friend’s shadows in the sand…then moved on to using sidewalk chalk on the Confederation Park pathway.  If you … Continue reading »

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Warm Colours

After our successful work with our cool colour cityscapes, we tried out warm colour snowmen!! This time we used the directed drawing technique to draw a snowman in the middle of our square page. We used warm coloured oil pastels for our backgrounds and our snowman’s details.  We were also able to use black and … Continue reading »

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Snowy Day Art

The Snowy Day  by Ezra Jack Keats was the inspiration for our art project last week. We began by reading the story together.  We then used a directed drawing technique to draw our buildings using sharpies.   We used vertical and diagonal lines as well as rectangles and squares. After our city was complete, we then … Continue reading »

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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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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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Holiday Fun

With the holidays fast approaching–and time rushing by, I wanted to give you a task this week that wouldn’t require a lot of work on your part… So here’s a classic holiday song to share together…can you get creative and come up with some dance moves????  ‘Rock Around Your Christmas Tree’

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