Oct 15

PBL: We launched into an exciting Optics unit on Thursday. I was blown away by the depth of the kids’ knowledge about the way light works! We completed title pages and a Light Scavenger Hunt: “Oh, Visible Light… that’s a confusing one because are they talking about when you use your naked eye or when you have infrared glasses” (9 years old!).

In Reading we reflected on our work today, picked our favourite writing sample and shared the rough draft of our creative writing.

In Jr. Math Club we reviewed measurement concepts, including conversions and estimating. Students found 5 objects and tried to guess in cm what they would measure, then found out how close they were.

On Tuesday Nature School we hiked Cobble Hill Mountain (okay… we got mosssst of the way), looking at edible plants and (uneatable) mushrooms. After we headed back to the farm and counted the money made from the kid’s work setting up the stand last week. We had a blast figuring out what sold the best and how to increase farm profit with upscale items. We have quite the entrepreneurs! The kids got paid at the end of the day, splitting their profits between them. Well done!


In Art the students are working on animal drawings, with shadowing and stippling to create realism. Really incredible work!

In French students continued work on their French plays.

In Cooking students picked herbs, tomatoes, peppers and scallions from the garden to make our own secret recipe spaghetti sauce. They were DELICIOUS!!


On Friday Spotlight Theatre we started a new start drama, Beedle Bedlam, exploring the themes of jumping to conclusions and judgment with soundscapes, tableau and beautiful illustrations of jungles and forests, with the animals the kids wanted to be.


In Project’s Club students learned how to finger knit the drawstrings for their tool bags, and then they worked on more amazing wooden toys!

Published by zomacreative

While I have always looked towards teaching for my profession, it was the two years as I spent in Japan an ESL teacher that convinced me I had found my calling. I enjoy the challenges we face in the classroom—the variety of learning styles, the creative versus the scientific mind—and see the day-to-day impact that teachers have on students’ lives. In my own classroom I try to create a sense of excitement and adventure. I strongly advocate for Multiple Intelligence as a central pedagogy.

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