Peace Camp is a program developed and operated by students from the University of Waterloo in Peace and Conflict Studies Program.
They visit schools and run summer camp programs focusing on how students can successfully deal with conflict, to achieve peace in their own lives, and use those skills to help others find peaceful solutions to conflict they may be experiencing.
The first activity the students were tasked with today, was to be in groups. Half of the group was the "EYES". The EYES could see and read the instruction sheet and could communicate with gestures to the "HANDS" group but was unable to actually touch any of the construction materials. The "HANDS" group was tasked with constructing their structure, without knowing what it was, or being given any verbal instructions.... sounds challenging doesn't it? Well, it was... :) Check out some of the photos below of their progress and let us know what you think!
Last week as part of our trip to the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, the students were able to participate in one of the studio sessions where they attempted to create a landscape using a variety of re-purposed materials (e.g., bubble wrap, raffia, yarn, string, plastic mesh, etc.)
We learned what certain parts of the loom are called, and tried our hand at weaving! Check it out and let us know what you think!
4Last week the grade 6 students were fortunate enough to visit the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery (KWAG) where they were able to participate in a studio session and tour the student art show currently on exhibit: Expressions 41- Our Place in the World.
Check out some of the amazing student art work from the students in Waterloo Region from students from kindergarten age to grade 12.
Our student teacher, Ms. Oliver taught us a lesson about optical illusion in art. We discussed how you can create "illusion" through the use of value and shading and the use of contoured lines We also considered balance in our art work through the placement of our hands on the page How do the different techniques we experimented with create the illusion of our hands in 3D? Which techniques do you think created the most effective "illusion"? Let us know!
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This week we had another Google Hangout with a gr. 6 class in Ellington, CT.
We were discussing Fish in a Tree, by Lynda Mullaly Hunt.
In addition to the book, the students had a lot of other questions about what life is like at their school, and the differences in our schools and lives... One big difference was the length and hours of our day. Our 9:05 start seems great, but then the day finishes at 3:25, Meanwhile, we love the idea of finished by 2:30, but starting at 8am seems pretty early!
Reading non-fiction posters and articles to give ourselves a better understanding of how to write non-fiction articles for our Biodiversity Newsletter and articles.
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