Nov 5

This week in PBL we wrapped up Optics with a fieldtrip to Cowichan Eyecare Optometrists (thank you!), optical illusion artwork, light mazes (even lifesize!) and a Presentation of Learning. Students impressed us with their awesome knowledge of the way light works, the technology used to examine eyes and create glasses and contacts, as well as the ways that eyes can degenerate and become injured. What an incredible experience!

Next week we start our Start a Business Project, which will take us to the end of term.


In Reading we worked on the good copies of our stores, as well as some exciting spelling games, letter construction activities and vowel monsters.

In Math we wrapped up Our Build a House project and stated on Wildlife Refuge Park, where students research an animal and integrate graphing, skip counting and multiplication into a proposal to house their rescue animal.

In Nature School we put in some volunteer hours by building the Haunted House for the free event put on by Cobble Hill Hall and the Cobble Hill Events Society.

Students created paper and origami art on Wednesday morning, as well as finishing up their colour wheel and Wentworth colour studies.

French students watched Tintin and captured some of their favorite scenes with comic strips of their own. We pulled out new vocabulary and started to look at pronunciation vs. spelling for french.

In Zoma Creative Kitchen cooking class we picked tomatoes and spinach and made two amazing soups from the garden!

On Friday, in Spotlight Theatre, we role-played Bus Crash and worked on our communication skills, as well as got a sneak peak at Leader, Leader-Follower and Follower as functional group dynamics. The kids had to put 12 items in order of importance for survival. Some chaos ensued! We will come back to this week, practicing our ability to let others pitch their ideas and constructively find solutions for win-win.

In Projects Club we collected leaves and made beautiful fall lanterns. We are so into our wooden toys that we are going to keep going with them, as well as start a teddy bear and felting project in this week to come.

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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