Today we bid a fond farewell to the student teacher who took up residence in our classroom for the past five weeks. Emily MacLennan was a delight, and it was fun watching her grow throughout her placement. The kids will never forget her Zap Game, Team Math Challenge and Paper Mache Pig Club!  I'm not sure how I will top, or even match those activities!!  🙂

This is a video Emily compiled, using pictures she and I took during her time in our class (NOTE: The video may not play on all mobile devices):

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For the past five years, Emily has been a student at Lakehead University. Today was the last day of her studies. We wanted to recognize the significance of the day, so this afternoon we threw a "graduation party" for her. (Click on any image to enlarge it.)

We will miss Emily's smiling face in our class, and wish her all the best in her teaching career!

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Over the past six weeks, each student in our class has read a minimum of three chapter books, and created several reading response projects based on what we read. On Thursday, we had an opportunity to share our projects with younger students. Miss Wigle's Grade 2/3 class and Mrs. Mihills' Grade 1/2 class came for a visit. They had an opportunity to view our plasticine figures, dioramas, posters, mobiles and PowerPoints, read some of our writings and try out the word searches and board games we made, based on the books we had read.

Here is what our Literacy Fair looked like:

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Click on any of the photos below to enlarge it:

We'd like to thank the Grade 1-3 students in Miss Wigle's and Mrs. Mihills' classes for coming to see our projects!

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In March, we learned to draw and paint pictures that show distance the way our eyes perceive it... that is, in "perspective."

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These are the Success Criteria for this project:

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We took our time and added a lot of detail. One of the challenges was creating paint colours that were not available on our paint palette (e.g. brown).

Here are some of us hard at work:

These are some of the finished products!

We think you'll agree that they turned out pretty well!

Thank you for visiting our class BLOG.  If you have any questions or comments, feel free e-mail me (Margaret Black):  mblack@scdsb.on.ca or to add a comment to this page.