The end of October and beginning of November are a busy time as we celebrate/observe Hallowe'en, Día de Los Muertos, and Remembrance Day within 2 weeks of each other.
Students compared and contrasted the 3 days to see the similarities and differences first using T-chart style tables, and then Venn Diagrams, which allowed them to represent their ideas in different formats.
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Calavera Scratch art - Día de los muertos
To design our own calaveras (sugar skulls), students learned how to make beautiful scratch art. First, they coloured an entire page with waxy crayon. Next, they painted an opaque layer of black paint mixed with soap (yes soap!) over the crayon and left it to dry. The next day students were able to use a hard object to scratch away the paint and reveal the colourful crayon layer below. Students worked from sample calaveras and noticed the symmetry of the designs. Can you find the line of symmetry in our art work?
Coronas - Remembrance Day
As part of our Remembrance Day celebration, each class was asked to decorate a wreath for the assembly. The grade 3's worked very hard to make their wreaths for the whole school to see.
Tales of Animals in War
Students tried their first jigsaw activity to learn more about animals in war. Each group was given an animal story to read and discuss, and then had to report back to their 'home group' about that animal tale.
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