Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Changes are Coming...

Ms. Lirenman is moving from a single or two grade combined class to a K-3 home/school blended STEAM/INQUIRY/MAKER classroom.  For this reason, this blog may look a little different going forward. Not only will it share the excitements of what is happening within the classroom, but it will also be a hub for many of the general home learning ideas we will be exploring too.  Don't worry, as we are able we will share our learning with you. We hope you'll follow along on our journey.  Stay tuned as the school year is about to begin....

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Our Bilingual Math Book Created with Friends in Mme Dean's Class


Last week we invited Mme Dean's class to create a book with us using the Book Creator app on our iPads. We both read the book One is a Snail Ten is a Crab and then Ms. Lirenman gave us a math problem. "There are 24 legs in the barn. Who is in the barn?"  With our partner from Mme Dean's class we decided which animals are in the barn. We made sure their legs added up to 24 in total. We wrote sentences in French and English and we drew a picture to match. Then we recorded ourselves in both languages.  Ms. Lirenman then used dropbox to combined our pages together .  From there we saved our book as a video and uploaded it to youtube. This is our final product. Enjoy!




Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Water Park Fun


Today we went to the water park with our reading buddies from Ms. Walia's Class. 

















Sunday, 21 June 2015

Inspired by Barbara Reid

Last week we were fortunate to work in the library on special Barabra Reid projects.  Ms. Gullmant-Smith shared some videos from Barbara Reid and  we learned about some of the  techniques she used to create her illustrations. Here are some of us in action.








Painting with Mrs. Schaeffer

A couple of weeks ago Mrs. Schaeffer came to teach us how to paint Lilacs.  Mrs. Schaeffer used to work at Ms. Lirenman's previous school but she's retired now.  She loves teaching children art though and we were lucky to be taught by her. Take a look at the process we went through.   We are very thankful for Mrs. Schaeffer's visit.


















A Day at the Beach

Last Wednesday we had a wonderful time at the beach.  For those who were not able to join us here are some of the photos shared with Ms. Lirenman from Jaslhena and Diego's moms.


























Friday, 12 June 2015

Fun Day Fun


Today was fun day. You can tell it was fun by our smiles.