After reading Peter Reynolds’ book The Dot, grade 2 (and a few grade 1) students made their own dot art using Pixie3.
After reading Red is Best by Kathy Stinson, grade 3 students created their own pages about their favourite objects and colours.
After reading Ten Black Dots by Donald Crews, grade 3 students wrote their own pages for our books about squares and triangles.
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)
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:
Our youngest students have been working really hard on completing their pages to add to their class’ Alphabet Book. They used the drawing tools in Pixie 3 to draw the first letter of their names. Next, they used the text tool to type out their name in full. Finally, they looked through the sticker library in Pixie 3 to find items that start with the same letter as their name and pasted them onto their page. Have a look, they did a great job. This one is by students from Ms Ford and Ms Price’s kindergarten class:
Click on the links below for the other kindergarten classes: