On our way to see The Gladstone Dancers Charlie and the Candy Factory. Thank-you to all who joined us for the walk over. It was a beautiful day, and a wonderful production.
Thank-you to all of the parents who drove and supervised for this field trip- we really appreciate all you've done to make this trip possible!
The Pacific Crossings Exhibit examines different generations and artistic practices of those who immigrated to Vancouver from Hong Kong during the1960s through the late 1990s. Students experienced a variety of contemporary and more classical artworks. During the workshop we explored mindful mark making, positive and negative space, and visual movement while painting with ink.
In preparation for our Food Science in the Garden unit I prepared a slideshow of pics featuring my food garden and a variety of things we've grown over the past 4 years. Our annual goal is to grow as many colours as we can- because to eat a rainbow is not only fun but tasty and healthy! I will be sharing these pics in the classroom this week with the hopes to inspire my class and build some food science and gardening excitement.
The May calendar has been built and hung. Beautifully done Holly, Tessa, Bennu, Sophie, and Kate!
This month we have a couple field trips. One more trip to the VAG, and a trip to Gladstone Secondary for the dance show.
Here's a brief rundown of what to expect in the classroom for this month:
Theme- we are wrapping up Student Vote and moving into a Food Science Unit with a focus on food gardening. Students will get to dig their hands into the soil, grow food, learn scientific diagramming skills, engage in food experiments, learn about the important interdependent relationships between plants/earth/humans/insects, and much more.
Math- our math groups will be continuing into the month of May. My class will be transitioning from multiplication to fractions within the next week.
Writer's Workshop- Within the next week division 10/11 will begin Lit. Circles. This has been a popular activity in the past and we are looking forward to getting it going once more. I will post more on this soon.
Kid Blogs- we will continue our Kid Blogs until the end of the year. At this time the posts are only open for the teachers to view/comment. Students are working toward meeting blogging criteria and learning respectful commenting. Soon we will open them up for classmates to view/comment. If your child would like to make posts from home, this is always welcome!
P.E.- division 10 took a vote to establish what our next unit would be. California Kickball won in a landslide victory. We've already had one game, and it was a big hit! We will plan to play outside as often as possible- so please send sunscreen and appropriate shoes. (Tues. & Thurs.)
Art- art will be woven into our Food Science unit through the gardening journals and various other related art activities.
French- in May we will move on from numbers and start learning some food vocabulary, and a food related project is in the works. More on this to come.
Trout Lake Picnic
Gr.3's from Annex
Year-end Field Trip- Watermania
Last Day of School Assembly
My name is Sara, and I'm excited to be the Division 10 teacher of a grade 3/4/5 learning community at Dickens this year! Here's a little bit about me- I'm Mom to an 8 year old boy, an educator, artist, vegetable gardener, yoga enthusiast, foodie, cook, pet chicken keeper, nature lover, hiker, and in my "past life" an interior architectural designer.