To celebrate Valentine’s Day we created Love Tokens on the 3D Printer and learned how to braid yarn. Click here for the stl file. A single print run for nine hearts was only a few minutes. I taped the wool strands to the desks ahead of time. We took a look at part of this video that shows the braiding clearly. Students did a great job and enjoyed the challenge.
Other classes continued to celebrate learning at Vanier using QR Codes and our Mighty Girl Projects are starting to take shape. And, we made a quick video of our wall of What Do You Love?
Figuring out a building plan
Vanier students are Makers. After creating designs last week, students came up with a construction plan and worked cooperatively to build their own interpretations of the Eiffel Tower. They figured out that communication is the most important thing when working together.
We had fun in the Learning Commons playing Musical Cushions. Students circled the books until the music stopped and then read the picture book. We practised looking at the details in the illustrations and worked on remembering how to turn the pages carefully so that the book does not get damaged.
Grade 4 classes used Doodle Buddy App to begin our design plans for our giant Eiffel Towers, the 5/6 classes continued with their Mighty Girl projects and the 4/5 class began looking at all of the fantastic ways that First Nations Peoples used Cedar: The Tree of Life. Continue reading
Too Tall Houses by Gianna Marino from Anna Crosland on Vimeo.
Students combined a fun story and a Maker project designed to encourage Social Emotional Learning and Grade 5 / 6 classes began to make connections with their #MightyGirl. Continue reading
Students completed the finishing touches to their group engineered Christmas Trees by adding some decorations and lights. It was a great co-operative project.
We introduced a MightyGirls project with the 5/6 classes. Continue reading
There are some fantastic graphic novels in the Vanier Learning Commons. Many feature Mighty Girls: strong female characters Click more below to see a selection of these great titles.