Monday, November 30, 2015

Class 1 - 'M' is for Mittens

Class 1 have been bundling up for the seasonal changes!  With the air getting cooler, and snowflakes approaching, Class 1 have been coming to school in layers.  One of those layers being mittens!  After one of our friends came to school saying, "M-mm-mittens', Ms. Lydia took the opportunity to practise the phonics and spelling of the word. 
Here you can see Class 1 busy at work, great job, friends! 

Elect: 1.3, 3.2, 3.3, 4.8

Class 5 - Concentration

Over the past week Class 5 has been developing there patterning skills through designing mosaics. We have now worked on 3 mosaics. On two of the mosaics each child chose 2-3 crayon colours to work with and filled in the squares to create various patterns. Class five also
patterned using coloured squares and glued them onto a canvas. To make
patterning even more fun, everyone was encouraged to choose there
favourite colours while creating there mosaics! Overall, this was a
great learning experience for us as we were able to count and sort
colours to design our own mosaics. The best part of our mosaics is
that everyone's looks unique in there own special way!

1.6 cooperating
1.9 interacting with adults
2.6 positive attitudes towards learning
4.2 problem solving
5.3 fine motor

Class 2 - Winter Wonderland

This week we had our wonderful coop student come up with a winter wonderland idea for creative arts. She came up with the idea to make a 3D snowman scene. What a great idea, the children of Class 2 loved exploring with the feathers, cupcake holders and glitter, while making their own wonderland scene.

ELECT: 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 2.3, 2.6, 3.1, 3.6, 3.4, 3.7, 5.3

Class 2 - Gross Motor Building

This week Class 2 explored their gross motor skills by building with the big blocks! They each took turns adding their own small masterpieces onto the big pirate ship that they created together! They were very excited once it was finished. They got their, "Arrr's", on and sailed their pirate ship around the school! 

ELECT: 1.1, 1.3, 1.6, 2.6, 3.1, 4.2, 4.12, 5.2

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Class 5 - Mosaics

Class 5 took on our mosaic project with much enthusiasm!
Because of their capability, they were even able to experiment with more complex patterns.  Here are a few sneak previews the children sifting through the colours, displaying their efforts.

Elect: 3.2, 4.2

Class 1 - Joins in on the Fun

Class 1 always enjoy spending time in art class.  This week, we had Class 1 experiment with this art project.  For Class 1, this activity encouraged a great deal of fine motor refinement; so
they had more assistance with this activity.  Each student attempted their mosaics with a 1:1 ratio.  Everyone really did a great job.

Elect: 1.2, 4.1, 4.2

Friday, November 27, 2015

Class 2 - Mosaic Expression

Class 2 was one of our first groups to get started on this art piece.  First, our class sorted out which colours we like the most.  After we were organized, we started placing the different coloured squares on our canvas where we felt they looked best.  Some of us decided we preferred more space around our square pieces, while others enjoyed the linear aspects of this activity, and kept the pieces close together.  The finished products really do look like masterpieces! 

Elect: 1.2, 4.1, 4.2

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Class 1 - Busy Bees

Today Class 1 had the chance to practise recognizing and writing the numbers with our workbooks. First, we would identify what number was on each page, then the children would colour in each of the numbers as we went through them. This activity helped us to reiterate our recognition of numbers 1-10. 

4.15 representing numbers
4.12 counting
2.3 self esteem

Class 1 - Patterning

Patterns can be very beautiful! We encounter patterns almost every day; whether in nature, or in art, they really are all around us. Today, our friends got a chance to create our very own patterns. We used two different coloured crayons, starting off slow, and then alternated, to make a pattern. Some of our friends used orange and blue, others used yellow and green, and others used red and pink. Ms.Lydia asked each child "what colour do you think it will be next to pink?"

4.18 identifying patterns
4.1 self regulation
4.5 observing