A busy week it was! Mme Grégoire was sick the first 2 days.
Students were immersed in the country of India this week.
Building and designing the Taj Mahal.
Students had a chance to build their own group rangoli from the inside out. They needed to make sure that it was symmetric. They had to make sure that they had the same design on one side as the other. They made beautiful block rangolis.
Another popular thing in India (and in our classroom) was henna in beautiful designs on their paper hands.
Students were put into groups to put together a sand inpsired rangoli. Students were to work co-operatively in groups to decide what colour each part would be. Then, as a group, decide which colour parts would be painted with glue. The final task was to put the colour sand that matched their glued area. We had a gorgeous sunny day and the students loved being outside. They were immersed in it for about 45-50 minutes. Great job!
You can see the final art piece in the classroom on Celebration for Learning afternoon.
Students had a chance to warm up for our bhangra dance with watching a video of a student doing some basic moves. The girls were into it and a boy or two!
Our lovely students dressed up for the occasion. Thank you to Mona and Jaz for lending us the beautiful indian costumes. The children loved them!
Making our own special diya
Jaz was kind enough to volunteer her time and create gorgeous artwork on each child's hand. Thank you Jaz! The children were enthralled!
All the K/1 students getting ready to dance it up!
Mrs Binning teaching all the K/1 her Bhangra moves. She was amazing!
A game after the dancing.
The beautiful Indian feast! There was chappati, samosas, pakoras, lots of fruit, vegetable and naan. Thank you to every parent in all classes who were able to contribute to our very successful day!
It was a great time for students to try out a new dish they hadn't had before. Some students found something new they didn't know they would like. There was one thing, students called it the fry/cheese stick thing with red stuff on it, as SPICY!! And it was!
Another activity we did in math this week was to gather Fruit Loops into groups of 2, 5 or 10 to practice counting by those denominations. They did a great job and a lot of them are able to count by at least one of those.
Most students were able to keep the cereal out of their mouths! That was a tough one!