- March 5, 2019
During their unit of study on Ancient Civilizations, the Grade Three students were excited and keen to learn about Ancient China. They completed a cross-curricular project for Social Studies and Art where studies included an in-depth analysis of geography, government, inventions, family life, religion and cultural connections. The students proudly displayed their Chinese Lanterns along the hallways in the main corridor.
Several of our Grade Three and Grade Five students recently took the lead and performed at the assembly for our Black History celebrations, as well as prepared daily inspirational messages that have been read during the morning announcements every day in February. Here are some meaningful messages that have been shared: Oprah Winfrey: Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. Willie O’Ree: If you think you can, then you can. If you think that you can’t, then you are right. Jackie Robinson: A life is not important, except in the impact it has on other lives. hurgood Marshall: Equal means getting the same thing, at the same time and in the same place. Michelle Obama: Always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody says distract you from your goals. Nelson Mandela: Do not judge me by my successes. Judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.
Recently in Grade Four, the students had the opportunity of sharing their knowledge of their research during their unit of study of Canada’s Regions through creative choice projects.
They were given the options of: Designing a game, to act as the Mayor of the region and write a list of ten rules that they would implement, to write a song describing the region and some issues that their region faced, to create a travel brochure while outlining the attractions, weather patterns and interesting facts, to build a diorama depicting the landscape and industry in their region, to research an issue facing the region and consider opposing opinions of these views, to write several journal entries from the perspective of someone who had just relocated to this particular area, to invent a business and provide a business model that would draw upon the resources in their region. They were proud to present their information and share their findings in an interesting and meaningful manner.