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Friday, 24 March 2017

Slam Poetry Cafe Coming Soon!

We have started Slam Poetry with Mrs. Czarnota!

On April 26, we will have a public exhibition with an ART GALLERY and A SLAM POETRY CAFE.

During this event, open to parents and the community, we will showcase our ART research/creations (see Art Research page for more details) AND our Slam Poetry performances.

Check the Slam Poetry page listed in the page bar above for resources and (soon) more details on the project.

This video, shown to students today, should help students get started!


ART, COMMUNITY WALKS, DREAM VACATION...

First of all, students have now selected an artist to research for our upcoming art gallery exhibition April 26. (see page on Art Research Task for more details)




Second of all, students are well on their way to completing their Dream Vacations! Presentations are set! (see page above to learn all about this Financial Literacy/Oral Language/Media project)





Lastly, we went on our first community walk of the spring! We will continue to take these walks to a) be together as a class community, b) enjoy nature/exercise (great for health/stress reduction!) and c) apply our artistic eye to our personal experiences!

On our first trek, students were asked, in pairs, to decide on an image/photo that best represented the walk to them. Then they uploaded them to our instagram account (see sidebar to link to our class instagram)








Wednesday, 22 March 2017

REMINDERS!

Key reminders for tonight!

DUE DATE for grad trip! Forms and first installment needed by FRIDAY!

THURSDAY TOMORROW is a community walk!!! Come prepared for the weather!!

Monday, 20 March 2017

DREAM VACATION MEDIA PRESENTATION!


This is one of my favourite projects in intermediate! Students love researching, planning, budgeting, and dreaming about their favourite get-away!

TASK: You have been given an imaginary $7500 to spend on a dream vacation. You are to create a media/oral presentation about your travel plans and costs.

Its math ('financial literacy') + research + planning + media creation + oral language skills + day dreaming!

Check out the page above to see more details!

Where will you go? Peru? The Caribbean? British Columbia? Europe? California? It's up to you!

Thursday, 9 March 2017

ECO SPARK GUEST SPEAKER!

Hello,

As part of being involved in the Outdoor Ed pilot project at SCDSB, I met Eco Sparkl

Today they came into my class to present information on local and use and, specifically, on the environmental impact of quarries/pits.

Here are some pictures from today!

We are preparing letters for Mr. Hall, Councillor at Oro Medonte Township, with questions and ideas we have now that we have learned about quarries.

MANY THANKS TO KATHLEEN FROM ECO SPARK FOR COMING INTO OUR CLASS TODAY!










Monday, 6 March 2017

Change Agent Exhibtion!

Many thanks to the parents and guests who came out for today's Change Agent exhibition!

And of course many thanks to the students who took action on an issue and shares those actions with their classmates and the community today!

Here are some photos from today!