Students in Grade 3 and 3/4 created designs using our 3D printed winter trees. The challange was to use some very tiny parts and to create one large decorated tree with our designs. The students agreed that next time they would communicate their ideas before they started and I learned to use a smaller tree. The little parts were tricky to manipulate and the students enjoyed the challenge.
This week we read the first of the ten nominations for the Surrey School’s Picture Book of the Year. We will read the others by the end of May and vote on our favourite. Our focus was on shadows in Smoot: The Rebellious Shadow by Michelle Cuevas.
If you’ve read the @ssbooks36 ‘Smoot: A Rebellious Shadow’ by @JacquesPapier , you’ll know exactly what’s happening in this Grade 3 students’ #StopMotion video #sd36learn #sd36tl #tlchat pic.twitter.com/y2asxpTcHe
— Anna Crosland (@crosland_a) November 25, 2019
This week some students in Kindergarten and Grade 1 read ‘Earth to Clunk’ by Pam Smallcomb. We discussed possible designs of U.F.O.s and students used Loose Parts and Lego to show their ideas.
Students keen to get started on ther library books before heading back to class.
Creating with Loose Parts
Kindergarten students using iPads to capture their Loose Part literature responses.
The alphabet tree from Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
A lot of thought went into showing the plot of this story and how best to capture it in one image.
Scholastic tells me that our Fall Book Fair was the highest grossing Fair in the history of Pacific Heights Elementary! Library Book circulation continued as usual. Our Student Leaders stepped up to the challenge. They attended meetings, returned permission slips, learned about displays, customer service, so much monetary math and working as a team. We had two contests: Guess the Number of Pages and a draw for the Grand Prize. Cash profits will be used to purchase new books for our collection. Several piles of current Scholastic bonus titles will also be added. Great work everyone.