Field Trip: Valley View Park
On Friday, all three of the Grade 1/2 classes made the trek to Valley View Park and enjoyed playing with their friends all morning! Students played on the various play structures, played beach volleyball and soccer, and some sketched the beautiful surroundings! It was a great way to end the school year with a fun outdoor community walk! Thank you to all of our volunteers this year for helping out with field studies - the teachers at Valley View appreciate your dedication to your students learning!
This week, students started their group research project on their favourite insect. Students focused their research from the lens of an entomologist to gather information from books and the Internet about their insects diet, life span, life cycle, and physical characteristics. Students are to make a poster to display their research and next week will present it to their classmates.
We started to learn about 3D shapes and specific math vocabulary like edges, vertices, and faces. Students had a classroom scavenger hunt to find various 3D shapes and then learned about perspective drawing and how to look at cones, cylinders, and prisms for various angles.
This week students worked with watercolor painting during our Eric Carle Artist student. Eric Carle is a renowned artist and author known for books such as the Very Hungry Caterpillar and the Grouchy Ladybug. Eric Carle uses painted paper and collage as his medium for his illustrations and his books tend to focus around insects which fits perfectly into our Science unit! Students created painted paper on Thursday with various patterns and colour schemes in which they will use to create their own insect illustrations!
Have a happy Father's Day weekend!
Room 9 & 11 will be sharing their learning every Friday.