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Friday, 23 December 2016

PICTURES FROM OUR 'GET OUTSIDE' DAY DEC 21

If you saw the preceding blog post, you know we had an 'get outside' day on Dec 21. This was combination STEAM/Outdoor Ed day.

The outline for the day is on this google slide show.  https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1BlA1l1XOP8wF1vaF0KHCuloJcB8ouwejJDJjuPvac1s


Here are some awesome pictures from the day.

FIRST, BUILDING PEOPLE/PETS for 'SNOW TOWN'

Challenge: populate 'Snow Town' with people and pets!



NEXT: BUILDING SNOW HOME FOR SALE IN 'SNOW TOWN"

Challenge: build an open roofed snow structure using the 'rectangular prisms' provided. Snow costs $1.50 per cubic cm. 




NEXT: GALLERY WALK AROUND 'SNOW TOWN'. THEN CREATE A SONG ABOUT WHY PEOPLE SHOULD COME TO SNOW TOWN


FINALLY: INSIDE WITH FAKE FIRE, HOT CHOCOLATE/APPLE CIDER and 'LEGO REFLECTIONS'





Tuesday, 13 December 2016

OUR 'GET OUTSIDE' DAY Dec 21

Students, a reminder! On Dec 21 we will be spending a lot of time that day OUTSIDE.

***PLEASE DRESS APPROPRIATELY!***
Also consider bringing extra socks and mitts. 

There will be math outside. STEAM outside. Art outside. Writing outside. Gym outside. We will come inside to eat at break time, to do some writing and to put our feet up at the end of the day.

Otherwise: ALL OUTSIDE.

Unless it is pouring rain, this day will run as planned!


Also: bring a coffee mug from home! As there will be hot drinks and a 'pretend' put your feet up by the fire moment at the end of the day.


UPDATED TO ADD: HERE"S THE PLAN






Thursday, 8 December 2016

FRIDAY'S CHANGE AGENT ART

Last Friday we had guest speakers into our class to talk about how art can be used to promote change, as it relates to social, global or environmental issues.

Ani is a 13 year old from Orillia who created this recycled art dress.

Jeff is a photography student at Georgian College who used Ani's dress in his photograph.

Both spoke to their creative process and how their ideas came into reality.

This was a very inspiring session! Afterwards, student broke into groups to discuss ways they might express their chosen Change Agent issue artistically.







Friday, 2 December 2016

UPCOMING ASSIGNMENTS DUE DEC 12

In class this week, I presented TWO literacy assignments.

One is at AT HOME task: The Mini CASI

Students can pick a narrative of their choice (film, text, etc) to answer the CASI questions.

The other task: Students are asked to write their FIRST DRAFT of a FICTIONAL NARRATIVE.

We will have class LAPTOP time for the writing task but of course students are welcome to complete it at home as well.

If you require a digital version, you can find them here:

MINI CASI ASSIGNMENT

WRITING ASSIGNMENT #2 and the WRITING CRITERIA CHECKLIST


BOTH ITEMS ARE DUE DEC 12 :)