Grade 8 and 9 students have finished their graphite and coloured pencil projects and have moved on to painting. Starting on Thursday last week, both grades are working on a colour blending paint assignment using water colours. This assignment should only take the next few lessons before they embark on their new art challenges where they will be able to use acrylic or water colour paint. We will be reviewing the tips and tricks used with both of these mediums, allowing students to test out techniques before starting their their final draft of their painting challenge.
Grade 7 students are almost finished their adult/teen colouring pages. Most students are on the second part of the challenge which is colouring their page using colour theory and blending techniques. We are hoping to be able to get all pages organized late next week to put together the colouring book. There are several students in the running to have their cover design chosen for the colouring book as well.
Grade 5 students have begun the La Maison (house) unit. Students are working in partners to design and create a home for some aliens who have recently arrived on Earth. Every class students are being introduced to new vocabulary to support this project and build their confidence in speaking about it in French. Grade 6 students are busy creating their communities using a variety of mediums. The beginning of every lesson is devoted to building more vocabulary and content related to this theme, giving students confidence to speak and discuss their communities using the French language. Grade 7 students have completed their floor plans for their dream schools. Students are reviewing the rules of commonly used verbs and prepositions, in preparation for some conversational French activities. Grade 8 and 9 students have completed quite a bit research about their chosen topic for their passion projects that are immersed in areas of French culture and civilization. Through regular class meetings and student/teacher conferences, students continue to make progress with this exciting work.
Me to We Club Update
This year, the Me to We club will be selling Rafikis bracelets to raise money for clean water and education initiatives in developing countries. There are two different bracelets to choose from, and each bracelet costs $10, $5 of which will go directly to support these initiatives. The Rafikis can be pre-ordered upstairs at lunch on Thursday, as well as in the main foyer during student-led conferences. These bracelets make great Christmas gifts! Thank you for supporting the Me to We club!