Friday, February 28, 2014

Paper mâché Olympians

Having fun and making a big mess while celebrating the Winter Olympics! Students used aluminum foil and paper mâché to create Olmpic athletes in motion. Maaheen says, "This was really exciting because I have never done a project like this before. We are doing three different kinds of art in one project!  I finally got to paper mâché!"

 So happy our student teacher, Miss Voy, was here to help!

Olympic Sports Sculptures

Paper mâché sculptures are ready for painting!
Thank you, Miss Coombs for helping us with the hot glue gun! We hope you didn't get burned too many times.
Thank you, Miss Dawson, for helping us keep our special cultural clothing free from paint. You are very clever!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Using a Protractor

Students are learning to use protractors to measure and draw angles. This site has fun activities for kids to practice. Give it a try!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Olympic Fever Hits Grade 6!

Students have been watching Olympic sports and designing their own versions of the game using all kinds of gym equipment. I can't wait to see what they come up with! Check back next week to see the games in action!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Receiving the Tablets!!

The day the tablets came: Our class walked in expecting a usual day, until our eyes set upon another cart in the front of the room. Some of us thought it was our laptop cart but not in it's usual place, but others realized that it was the tablets that we were told about earlier in the year.
That day was quite exciting! Until Mrs.Pike told the class that we didn't have the code for our tablets and we must wait till Monday. :( Since it was Friday, we asked if we could at LEAST see the new tablets, but Mrs. Pike said that good things are worth waiting for, meaning we couldn't. And she was right , they were completely worth our wait. :)
Monday morning we all rushed in and didn't take long to get ready, because we knew what was in store. Every 3 people were given  a tablet and a keyboard to look at and explore. We had our new tablets out for about 2 periods and when Mrs.Pike said to put them away, we didn't want to, but she was the teacher. The next weeks were mostly us getting used to our new pieces of technology, and now we guide Mrs. Pierce's class on using the tablets! We use the tablets for researching, asking questions, doing projects and group activities, they helped us a lot when there was not enough technology in the class when we were doing work with the other class.
So once upon a time, there was a class who couldn't ever be happier with their year.

Maaheen , Imaya and Jasmine

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Sharing our Learning Across the School

Mrs. Elder's Early Years class is having a geography lesson using our Canada bulletin board. Earlier today, Mrs. Perry's class came down to use the map for a lesson as well. We are adding "Did you know?" facts to our board today. We wonder who else will use our bulletin board to learn about Canada!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Grade 6 Learning Commons at Northwood

Our principal, Mr. Pillon, created learning commons time in the library so classes can collaborate on projects. 6Pike and 6Seguin are working together to learn about the underground railroad and to think about history from different perspectives. Today they are writing stories from the point of view of an escaping slave along the underground railroad to Canada. Students share their stories and discuss what it might have been like to escape to freedom. Ask us what we learned!