The students have been enjoying exploring measuring various objects using non-standard measuring tools (e.g. Unifix cubes, paper clips). We have been learning to measure in a straight line, leave no gaps or overlaps and ensure you measure from end to end.
The class has begun exploring measurement. We have been talking about length and the students took great pleasure in measuring one another with various types of cubes.
The students and I explored the wonderful works of Ted Harrison who creates illustrations inspired the the Yukon and our First Nations People. We also talked about inukshuks and how they are figures made of piled stones or boulders constructed to communicate with humans throughout the Arctic. The class created these beautiful art pieces to illustrate our learning.
The grade 1 students explored charcoal crayons and made these beautiful poppies for our Remembrance Day display. They also made water coloured poppies. We also melted crayons using a hair dryer for our "poppy canvas." I am very impressed with the STAMINA and hard work of each student.
"Lest We Forget"