Students in Grades 3 and 4 created strands of beads to show their learning about Binary Coding.
Some students from Grades 3 and 4 used loose parts to make their own creations. I left the activity open ended and students shared their ideas with their peers. We created everything from ice cream sundaes to airplanes to mini monsters.
This week some classes experimented with combining Keva and Lego to show their learning. We tackled the problems faced by the little knight in ‘There’s a Wall in the Middle of this Book’ by John Agee. Here are some of the student’s solutions.
We have printed lots of awesome winter trees on our 3D Printer and have been using them to create designs. Early primary classes used the shapes to show learning about patterning.
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 were able to get the 3D Printer up and running. Students were interested in watching the printer in action and had lots of questions. We are looking forward to using the printer to show learning.
We began our school year in the Learning Commons by sharing the wonderful Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson. Students discussed the importance of never missing an opportunity to be kind. We also had fun with Munsch’s Mortimer and built our beds with the lego.
Some classes problem solved to see if they could decipher the construction blueprints for the new school addition. Students were very interested to figure out the symbols and plans. We also designed our own school – complete with basketballl hoop in the library!
This week we restored an old and unattractive shelf into an awesome book display featuring work inspired by Clayton Gauthier, a Cree/Dakelh artist, and his book The Salmon Run.
We used indoor house paint to cover the shelf and the designs were added with stencils. I added the black outlines. Clayton even commented on our work. : )
As the seasons change we have been updating our hallway tree. This week we added cherry blossoms. We made these from origami fortune tellers. This can be a great opportunity for a the handful of students who already know how to make these to take a leadership role in the classroom. Made from dollar store origami paper.