100th Day of School Celebration
Grades 1/2 and 4/5 entered the gymnasium only to discover a whole heap of amazing activities and games that required a serious skill-set of counting to 100 and mastering our many 100 day challenges! See some of the examples below...
Snowman Stand Christmas Presents for mom and dad 2020
DOOR DISPLAY CONTESTS
My grade 4 classroom teamed up with our grade 5 neighbours to compete in a school-wide door display competition. Once the class researched and decided on their Christmas theme, they brainstormed ideas and decided to create their work using mainly recycled materials brought in from home. Each student was assigned an area to work on and partner up with a grade 5 student. The outcome was phenomenal! They created a 3D door awning, santa sleigh and 8 reindeers, 3D presents to display, a 3D red brick wall and fireplace and of course, fake snow used from old, recycled pillows. -Dec 2017
EASTER EGG ACTIVITY
During Easter we were practicing recycling, reducing and reusing materials for the upcoming Earth week. We decided to use real eggs and make several activities out of it. Here's what we got out of our eggs...
We did a cooking session where we learned how to properly boil eggs
We carefully cracked the boiled egg shells without breaking apart the egg itself then immersed it into a natural food dye that we took from random food sources (such as beets for red, kale for green...) and leaving it overnight we were pleased to see it had created a cool design on the inside once peeled
ART: We then took the shells we had peeled off and used them to create a cracked mosaic art portrait to display in the classroom.
FATHER'S DAY CELEBRATION
The children made a rap and dance party to celebrate their father's for Father's Day!
YO YO YO, WELCOME ALL DADS
NOW THAT YOU'RE HERE, WE'RE SO GLAD
NOW RELAX AND JUST SIT BACK
PLEASE ENJOY OUR TERRIBLE ACTS
HA HA HA LOL JUST KIDDING
NOW KEEP IT LOW
QUICK, SOMEONE TURN ON THE STEREO
HUH?! WHAT'S THAT
PARENTS PLEASE, TOO MUCH CHITTY CHAT CHAT
WE PUT ON A SHOW FOR ALL YOU DADS
DON'T WORRY MOMS, YOU'RE NOT SO BAD
NOW GO WITH THE FLOW
PLEASE, ENJOY THE SHOW!!!
The children also made dad's a cool paintbrush figurine by designing paintbrush heads and holders to look like their dad.
Grade 1's researched with their reading buddies all about a WW1 veteran, while the SK students decorated and designed the poster for their war veteran. (2019)
Skeleton Bone Scavenger Hunt
This activity was so much fun!! There were a LOT of steps involved in this activity...
Task: Create cut-out skeleton bones to hide around the classroom, make a clue envelope for each bones' location and have another class come in to do a skeleton scavenger hunt. The other class will each be given an envelope to find that particular bone. Once all have been found they have to try and put the skeleton back together.
First we created a life-sized skeleton using large pieces of cardboard and slimy green paint. The students decided how many bones were needed to piece together a human skeleton (including fingers and toes) and then we painted them a brightly coloured green.
Next the students decided where in the classroom they wanted to hide their skeleton bones and created a "Clue" envelope to describe how someone could find that particular bone. See below for some examples. (2017)
MOTHER'S DAY CELEBRATION