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…

November 1

Día de los Muertos

This year, The Day of the Dead is celebrated on Monday Nov. 2nd. We learned about this cultural celebration and how it is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and elsewhere associated with the Catholic celebrations of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.

We learned that the festivities are colourful and joyful and celebrate the life of loved ones who have already passed away. Many Mexican families will place candles, photos, food offerings, and more at the grave sites of their loved ones. Many people dress up as skeletons, attend parades, gather in prayer, and enjoy plenty of music and dancing.


Last week, we created our own versions of the Calavera which means “skull.” We used a paper plate, markers, colourful stickers and flowers. Check out our artwork!

Feliz Día de los Muertos!

October 12

Who’s Under Those Masks?

Wearing a mask all day isn’t easy, but students in our class have risen to the challenge and are doing such a great job of keeping themselves and everyone around them safer.

Earlier in the school year, students created an art piece that involved drawing themselves wearing and not wearing a mask.  We followed a tutorial step by step and I think they turned out beautifully!

We’d love to share our work with you!

March 26

Maps of the Island

If you have your finished map of the island, email it to me and I’ll add it to this blog post. Thanks in advance for sharing your drawings!


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February 27

Welcome Ventriloquist Tim Holland!

Last week, our school welcomed a very talented bilingual ventriloquist, Tim Holland. We didn’t quite know what to expect, but he certainly didn’t disappoint!

Tim was very engaging and did a super job of audience engagement. He spoke to us in both French and English. He said he’s been doing ventriloquism for over 20 years!

He first introduced us to a puppet named Crackers who had quite the personality and was very funny! He shared his amazing juggling skills, and even performed on a unicycle! Check out some of the pictures and a video from his visit.


What was your most memorable moment of Tim’s visit?


December 10

Reporting Live From…

Our students have recently traveled as reporters to various habitats around the world! Some traveled to very humid destinations and some even traveled to the bitterly cold Arctic!

They researched, prepared, and presented to tell you a little bit about the Desert, Arctic, Rainforest, Forest, Mountain, Ocean, and Grassland habitats.

Check it out!

November 12

Digital Art–Remembrance Day

As we remember our fallen heroes and honour those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom, we must understand what peace is. It is easy to get caught up in the negativity that we may see in social media, on the news, and around us. But, we must celebrate the good, and remind ourselves how we can be peacemakers in our world, in our school, in our families.

We read a beautiful book called What is Peace by Wallace Edwards and had some terrific discussion around the thought-provoking pictures in the book and the great questions posed on each page.

Next, we designed our own peace posters with the theme of remembrance and peace. We recorded ourselves against a green screen sharing what we think peace is. Our posters are proudly hanging in our school.

Have a look at a few examples!



What is peace to YOU?