Today author/illustrator, Deb Ridpath Ohi, visited the GR 3,4,5 class to discuss her book, “Gurple and Preen”. She gave a very enthusiastic presentation of an illustrator’s process and walked through a couple of activities with the students. In minutes they created characters that they could use in a story. It was a fun way to start the morning and get the creative juices flowing.
The staff and students had a beach party today! Everyone came dressed ready for the beach and had their favourite beach as virtual screens. We “travelled” all around the world…..including Bikini Bottom Beach……..and some were even chased by sharks!!! It was a fun way to end the week and get ready for the long weekend.
The Grade 6 class had the honour to hear Rukhsana Khan present her book, THE ROSES IN MY CARPET. “A young Afghan describes his grim life in the refugee camp where he lives with his mother and younger sister . . . One day his sister is hit by a truck. That night, after learning that she will survive, he dreams of jets crossing the sky and dropping bombs, but unlike his earlier nightmares of suffering a direct hit, he now dreams that the three find a space “the size of a carpet” where no bombs can strike.” It was an inspiring presentation.
For Earth week, the Grade one class was challenged to help the Earth and be PLANET PROTECTORS. Hunter, decided he would be a Waste Warrior and he picked up trash found on the side of the road near his cottage. Thanks Hunter for your initiative!!