Monday, October 28, 2013

Caine's Arcade and One of Our Own

This term we have been learning in science about invisible forces, including gravity, magnetism and static electricity.  As a final project, students will be asked to create a game based on one of these principals.  To get students excited about this project we watched two video's today about an inspirational, 9 year old boy named Caine.  You can watch them below.  We are inviting families to donate boxes and other materials to our class these week, as we start our planning.  We will begin construction next week.

-Ms. Nairn




Thursday, October 24, 2013

Pablo Picasso and other things

We looked at pictures from an artist and his name is Pablo Picasso. Wer're doing pictures for Halloween.  Today we're doing sketches.  We're recommending books to our university buddies.  We write back and forth with them.

by Madison and Paige

Photos by Vanessa and Kayleigh
























This week we started our first rotation of class jobs, which include such things as reporters, communication liaisons, photographers, naturalists and djs.  We have also been taking time a few times a week to use our various smarts to explore in our classroom.  We also spent the week finishing up our exploration of static electricity in science.  Ask our students what 3 invisible forces we've learned about this year.

- Ms. Nairn 





Friday, October 18, 2013

Unexpected Comments


We were so inspired by the book  The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds that we created our own dot pictures.  After writing Kidblog post about our art, we got comments from unexpected guests.  We were very excited to receive comments from around North America.  Some of the guests who commented included Terry from Iowa, Ms. Rempel from the class next to us., Mrs. Hillman who teacher grade 3 in the United States  and some of Mrs. Forrest's students.  But the most surprising comment came from Peter H. Reynolds WE WERE SHOCKED!  An author had commented on every single one of our blogs.  It was awesome!  

Thank you Peter H. Reynolds for posting on our blogs and making our day!

To see all of the comments received on our blogs, go to http://kidblog.org/MsNairnsClass/.



A sample of some of the comments we received


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

September Art

In the middle of September, our class, along with others around the world, celebrated International Dot Day.  A day to celebrate creativity and "making our mark".  The day and our art work was inspired by a fantastic book, The Dot by Peter Reynolds.  A slide show of our art can be found below.  As an extension activity students wrote about their art work on our kidblogs and learned how to add a picture.  We love comments both here and on our kidblogs, so please share the link with friends and family.

You can find the posts here: http://kidblog.org/MsNairnsClass/http://kidblog.org/MsNairnsClass/