Thank you Kylie for your Teach Your Teacher Presentation about Shodo!
Kylie selected some of her favorites that she thinks capture the essence of Shodo. These students used large pencil strokes and included their name neatly and clearly down the left side, 2 elements that are important in Shodo.
Thank you Airi for you wonderful Teach Your Teacher Presentation on Irish Dance!
For so many years I’ve sat in the audience watching Saint Maur Irish dancers and wishing that one day I would have the chance to learn. Well, this week that dream came true. Airi taught us how to stand, take steps and hop! I felt like an Irish Dancer!
Grade 4 students have been doing a lot of great learning: learning new classroom routines, learning about new teachers and each other. We wanted to celebrate their hard work by enjoying a calm and relaxing read in the fresh air of Motomachi park. Students are deep into their stories about realistic figures and imaginary heroes. We are taking on a study of what makes characters believable and exciting. No character should be too good to be true. They all have negative and positive traits, weaknesses and strengths. Next week, students will dive into planning their own characters for their own exciting stories. Please, ask your child what story ideas they have already come up with!
The last thing to do: put our 4T books on the shelves. We will all be feeling well at home in 4T when our library is all sorted out. Students are working collaboratively and cooperatively to sort, systemize and stack the library in a sensible way! This is hard work and good practice in communication. We’re almost there.
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