To complement our are learning about the culture and landscape of northern Canada, we learned about Ted Harrison and his art this week. Ted Harrison is an artist who was born in England but moved to Canada and was charmed by the land. His art is known for its bright colours, simple designs, and connection to northern landscapes and cultures, which you can see in our paintings below!
2B spent a lot of time describing and comparing drops of different liquids in Science this week, along with mixing a variety of liquids and solids. We learned about miscible (mixable) sets of liquids and immiscible (unmixable). The students were truly shocked to observe that water and oil are immiscible, and to see what a mess we had on our hands when coffee would not dissolve in water!
Photo by Epic Photography http://www.concretetheatre.ca/galleries/EarlyBloomer0910/index.htm
We were privileged to have Concrete Theatre visit Millgrove this past Tuesday and perform the play "Early Bloomer." There were plenty of fun puppets, interesting characters, and catchy songs. You can read our play reviews below!
Our class has been busy experimenting with various liquids this week since we started our new unit on Exploring Liquids on Monday. There are a lot of hands on experiments to conduct, and the students have already had lots of fun learning about different liquids and their properties. In this unit, we will be learning how to:
Keep an eye out for more of our experiments on liquids over the next couple of months, and watch the videos below if you'd like to keep up with some of the concepts we're learning in class and see 2B's slow motion liquid race!
In our first unit in Social Studies, we learned about the land in the communities of Iqaluit in Nunavut, Meteghan in Nova Scotia, and Saskatoon in Saskatchewan. We will now revisit the communities and focus on people and culture in those communities—the Inuit, the Acadians, and the Ukrainians. Through stories, activities and research, we will:
Your child will be better able to make connections with material presented in class if he or she has experiences and knowledge to draw on. Here is how you can help:
We invite you to share your cultural background with us. Would you be willing to come to class and share some information? Do you have any materials you could lend us?
Here are some specifics of what we are looking for:
Traditions—Are there any traditions, celebrations, special foods or recipes, special games or objects you could show or talk about?
Language—Is there another language spoken in your home? Perhaps you and your child could share some simple words or books in that language with the class.
Music or Art—Do you have any music or art that reflects your culture? Can you show us any traditional clothing?
You can watch the video above to see a glimpse of the lovely people in Iqaluit!
Mrs. Barker is a grade two teacher at Millgrove School. She loves science and reading, and lives in a little brick house with Mr. Barker and her kids Jack and Ellie.