Recently, in class, when we had a few minutes to spare, I would read a chapter of the book Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. This is a classic in children’s literature and a story about a livestock pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a barn spider named Charlotte. It’s good to read a book that’s a bit above the classes present reading level because it models fluency and introduces them to new vocabulary. Even though the book was first published on October 15, 1952, which is 68 years ago, the students enjoyed listening to the story.
I found a fun art activity for students where you make a collage at home using pictures and words. A collage is the assemblage of different materials. All they needed at home is scissors, tape or glue and a piece of paper for their background. They were encouraged to use magazines, newspapers and/or cardboard food packaging ( like cereal boxes ).
In Art the students learned about the Hearts In The Window movement which is spreading around the world. It encourages people to display something heart-shaped in their home where neighbours and passersby can see, in the hopes of raising a few spirits during these challenging times. It also shows support for essential workers like doctors, nurses and grocery workers.
The students in Division 10 were learning about the British artist Andy Goldsworthy. He uses natural materials like ice, branches, leaves and rocks to create art in natural and urban settings. The students then created their own art in the style of the artist. Below are photos of their creative work. Well done.
Have a nice long weekend and enjoy the sunshine. Maybe find some time to do a little dancing.
At the corner of my street someone had used chalk to write this message on the sidewalk. It’s good advice for everyone.