It Looked Like Spilt (Chocolate) Milk

Recently we have read the book It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw with Ms Cassidy-Harlock and Ms Batusic’s grade 1 classes.

spilt milk

We were inspired to create our own versions of the book using Pixie 3, but with a little twist.  Here is our take on it:

Ms Cassidy-Harlock’s class

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Ms Batusic’s class

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Dear Crayons

Grade 1 and 2 students from Ms Ward’s class wrote and illustrated a page in response to Drew Daywalt’s book The Day the Crayons Quit using Pixie 3.


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Dot Day Art

After reading Peter Reynolds’ book The Dot, grade 2 (and a few grade 1) students made their own dot art using Pixie3.

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Ms Fung and Mr Winship’s Class Dot Art

Ms Nikiforos’ Class Dot Art

Ms Patel’s Class Dot Art

Ms Templar’s Class Dot Art

Ms Ward’s Class Dot Art

Honesty Song

Our grade 4 students wrote the lyrics, performed and created a video for a song about Honesty.

Colours that are Best

After reading Red is Best by Kathy Stinson, grade 3 students created their own pages about their favourite objects and colours.


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Ten Black Dots, or Squares, or Triangles

After reading Ten Black Dots by Donald Crews, grade 3 students wrote their own pages for our books about squares and triangles.


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What do they do all day?

Here are a few more grade 1 books about the roles of different people in the school.

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What does a Vice Principal do all day?

What do they do all day?

What does the Principal do all day?


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

Kindergarten Alphabet Books

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:

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Click on the links below for the other kindergarten classes:

Ms Phillips and Ms Paternostro’s class’ aplhabet book

Ms May and Ms MacRae’s class’ alphabet book

Ms Khan and Ms Cabral’s class’ alphabet book

Ms McCuaig and Ms Shabbir’s class’ alphabet book

Ms Kniginyzky and Ms Nobari’s class’ alphabet book

Ms Doro and Ms Hagerman’s class’ alphabet book

Ms Batusic and Ms Zheludkova’s class’ alphabet book



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