Students created digital book reviews that incorporated 3D printed figures. This was a quick activity that was completed during a Learning Commons forty minute prep including book circulation with a grade 4/5 class. Continue reading
This week at Georges Vanier we joined schools from across B.C. and Canada to Drop Everything And Read: D.E.A.R. These photos show the worlds that books can take you. The pictures were snapped in classrooms as students sat down with a good book. I used Superimpose App to change the background. Attributions below.
Check out more of the wonderful places a good book has taken some Vanier students and staff…
We have been exploring with our new green screen in our Vanier MakerSpace. Some students in Grade One made Digital Creations using Doodle Buddy App. Students were photographed examining the art in front of a green screen. We replaced the green background with art and added fancy frames from Photo Frames. Thanks to @fuglefun for the great idea. Check it out! Continue reading
Neil Pasricha’s new book ‘Awesome is Everywhere’ is a fantastic resource for any classroom focusing on creating a culture of mindfulness and self regulation. It’s powerful message celebrates the individual whilst guiding students into appreciating details, visualizing and finding the awesome in everything. It’s lyrical and descriptive words accompany stunning pictures that can’t help but catch the attention of the readers. The book works on many levels: Continue reading
Celebration of @VanierLC #Makers #Readers #Artists #Designers #Researchers #Storytellers #Photographers #Illustrators #Dancers
Check out these amazing makers and their creations. Using old equipment to spark new ideas. Continue reading
So much building and making and problem solving this week in the Learning Commons.
Students in Kindergarten used shapes to show their learning about setting. Some Grade 1 students showed learning about shapes and symmetry using Hello Crayon and their knowledge of butterflies.
And some intermediate students problem solved how to get the whole class to organize pinecones and coloured paper into one unified pattern. We also photographed our stuffed toys and turned them into readers. Continue reading