After sketching self portraits (paying attention to proportion), we decided to add pastels to our first version. Wait to see what else we try!
Our class won first place and received the David Strahan trophy for the highest mark in Gr. 4-6 choral speaking. We spent weeks practicing and performing our interpretation of Karen Kaufman Orloff’s “I Wanna Iguana”. The boys performed Alex’s lines and the girls responded as his mother. I hope that my students will remember this positive experience working together as a team and performing fantastically!
One day this airplane flew into my room. My son didn’t say anything, just opened the door, threw it in and it sailed right on to my bed. I love how simple the plane is. I love how simple the message is. I love how it was a simple little thing that made a huge impression on my heart.
I didn’t use any effects on this photo because I wanted to keep it simple too!
My favourite thing to do when I have time is bake. I love to make cookies, cakes, muffins, squares and pies. I also like to make special items like Pavlovas ( a New Zealand specialty) and homemade doughnuts.
Thomas and Lauren make me smile! I took the photo of Thomas at the piano because I love hearing the songs he plays; it makes me smile all the time. I took the photo of Lauren while she was on her iPad. I love the intensity Lauren has in everything she does. She makes me smile and often reminds me of myself.
For these photos I used the app “Superphoto”. I like how the photos look like pointalism.
This month our Spirit Assembly was about thinking carefully about what you say to others. It was inspired by Kid President’s video: Twenty Things You Should Say More Often. We loved his line: “If you can’t think of anything nice to say, you’re not thinking hard enough.” Yesterday we traced twelve of us and then painted them in bright colours, so our Spirit Teams would have colourful figures to add their speech bubbles with positive sayings around. Trent N. and Arianna E. did an incredible job as announcers for the day.
This is from a fall day when my family went hiking through the Old Grove. I love when it feels like we’re travelling in our own city. I love when the leaves are scattered on the ground and we have to follow a little path. Being alone (with my family) in a quiet wood (near water) is one of my favourite places to be!