Thursday, April 26, 2012

Experiential Learning stage 3!!

Day 3 - Completion of Planet Earth!! The students used prior knowledge of painting on how to paint the sphere, but where the students really made connections was when they painted the land on the earth - the continents. For example, one student made the connection of where she lives on Earth (Canada) to where she went for holiday (Walt Disney World, USA) and China. I guided her as to where she should paint the green with respect to where her experiences were. Here is the result of the painting.

Credit goes to Hayden, Benedict, Joshua, and Bhavya (JK - grade 3 students)
I used differentiated instruction for Joshua who chose to create a bird instead of the Earth. As seen above there are wings that protrude out from each side of the body. He later painted the wings red like a Cardinal.

Bhavya - gr. 1 student

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Beauty and The Beast!!

Wow! What a Fantastic Performance by all of the students at Sommerville Manor School who participated in Beauty and The Beast! Congratulations especially to the lead performers, Lauren, Nick and Myles who were the focus of everyone's attention and played their parts with such enthusiasm. I especially liked Chip; excellent performance Alicia!! The voices were amazing and the singing was beautiful! The sets were stupendous - designed and painted with perfection. The costumes were definitely the icing on the cake! What a beautiful gown that Belle donned at the end and the finale! Absolutely Wonderful! There is so much talent within our school I would love to be a part of it next time!!! Taking a bag full of props and Chip's costume back to the school for them is the least that I could do!