March 5

Water Droplets

Today we learned about how to draw water droplets which involved shading, smudging, feathering, and blending.

We tried a few different water droplets to get the hang of it. Next week plan to use oil pastels to create a piece of art.

Stay tuned!

Our homework this weekend is to try drawing another water droplet on our own for extra practice.

March 1

Picasso-Inspired Artwork

We would like to share our artwork from a few weeks ago. It’s so vibrant and creative! We enjoyed working with pastels and coming up with interesting facial features that were bold and some even geometric.

Check it out…

February 24

Pink Shirt Day–What’s It All About?

Today marks Pink Shirt Day across Canada.

What is Pink Shirt day all about? It all began when a boy in the 9th grade wore a pink shirt on his first day of school in Nova Scotia. He was made fun of and was picked on because of this. A few boys saw what happened and decided to do something about it. They bought 50 pink shirts and distributed them for others to wear. By the end of the week, most students in the school were wearing pink to show support for the boy who was made fun of.

 

We looked at several quotes today and discussed what they meant and why they are always important, not just today.

Here’s a look at some of the ones we discussed today:

  1. Kindness–it costs nothing but means everything
  2. We rise by lifting others
  3. Kindness begins with me
  4. Kindness is the mark we leave on the world
  5. Throw kindness around like confetti
  6. If you can anything, be kind

We designed some of our own pink-tshirts today too.

 

 

We revisited this poster called THINK. It’s a great acronym to remind ourselves how we can be kind to others when it comes to our words…

What are ways you can show kindness to others?

February 21

February Fun

March is around the corner. Can you believe it?

We’ve been pretty busy in our classroom learning all sorts of things such as how to tell time, exploring all about rocks and minerals, reading in the dark, playing in the snow, figuring out how to measure perimeter and classroom items using standard units of measurement, and so on.

Check out some snapshots of what we’ve been up to!

February 8

Where do Bees Go in the Winter?

As some of you may know, Turkey Jay is a beekeeper. Recently, we took a visit to his beehives in Sparta.

Did you know that in the winter time, all the male bees, called drones, get kicked out of the hives so there are only females left inside?

As part of our nonfiction unit in reading, we’ll learn a little bit more about bees! They are very interesting creatures indeed!

Let’s take a closer look…

 

December 18

Joy to the World!

We have at last arrived at a much needed break! The excitement has been building in our classroom for the last few weeks and Christmas is now just around the corner. This Sunday we light the last purple candle.

Our class wishes you all a very blessed and holy Christmas and a happy New Year. Let the season of Christmas fill your hearts with joy and happiness. Even in these challenging times, we have so much to be grateful for.