Hurray Floradale Volunteers!

Thank you to all the wonderful Floradale volunteers for coming to our annual Volunteer Appreciation Tea Reception.  It was great to mingle and enjoy some good food and conversation.  There were many requests for the refreshing punch recipes, so by popular demand here they are, in addition to some pictures of our time together.

Raspberry Sherbet Punch recipe

  • 1/2 gal raspberry sherbet
  • 2 liters ginger ale
  • 33 oz pineapple juice


Dreamy Orange Sherbet Punch Recipe

  • 6 cups ginger ale (48 ounces or about 1 1/2 liters), chilled
  • 2 1/2 cups orange juice, chilled
  • 1 cup pineapple juice, chilled
  • 12 scoops orange sherbet (about half of a 1-1/2-quart container)

from: CHOW


Grade 6 (and some 5) anti-bullying projects

A couple of months ago I challenged my grade 6 (and the 5/6 split) classes to create a presentation or project with an anti-bullying theme.  They were allowed to use any software they wished in order to capture their audience and serve their purpose.  Some chose to use programs they were very familiar with, some challenged themselves by using Scratch (a programing software) that I gave them only a brief introduction to, and others used software that we had not used in class at all.  Here are some examples of what they came up with:

Eshan and Abhinav's project
Brooj and Ishu's project
Sathushan and Sajeev's project
Seif's project

Ad Analysis

Grade 5 students have been learning about different advertising strategies and techniques.  They have also been discussing the intended audience and overt/implied messages of ads.  They used a program called Comic Life to deconstruct some print ads and analyse the message and strategies used.  Here are some examples of their work:

Technology A to Z

Students in grade four made posters for technology vocabulary for a letter in the alphabet using Open Office Draw.  Check them out:

Kindergarten Fun

The kindergarten students have been practicing their nubmers and mouse skills.  Here are a few games we played:

Practicing numbers:

Mouse skills:

Grade 6 Articles

Grade 6 students have been working on writing articles.  They have published their articles using a fun website that applies a newspaper style format to written text.  Here are a couple of samples:

Shanaya’s article
Chiranjeevi’s article