Today started like any day it was really windy so knowing some small twigs were most likely to fall on us but nothing big me Olivia and Xavier started to make a pile of unusually soft pine needles at first it was the size of the a dog bed but eventually it was getting bigger until more people started to see what we were doing so they started to make there own side places we  made little houses i had a guest room my room and a flight deck for example we called it the tree of life and every animal lived up there!!!!! By Chloe

Alveole Honey Workshop

We are lucky that we get to have bees on the roof of our school, and of course one of the best parts is that we get honey! Alveole came in to do a honey extraction workshop with Tamarack, so we can learn more about the process and make some honey for us to take home.

First, we got to see the difference between a full shelf and an empty one so we could feel the difference.

Next we were shown how to get the top layer of bees wax off so we could get the honey underneath. Every kid got to try this step out and help to prepare for the next step!

The last step is spinning the comb so that all of the honey flies out of it! Again everyone got a chance to do this, and then they all got to fill one container of honey to take home with them. It was a great afternoon and the kids got to ask a lot of great questions about honey making!


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Quiet Break

Everyday after lunch we have a quiet break time where kids are free to explore many different activities. On this Wednesday we had students:

coding our BB8 robot (which was making friends apparently)

building in the construction area (this ended up being a garage)

working together to play prodigy on the computer

sketching in their sketch book.


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Intro to Contractions

We recently started to learn about contraction!. To start we did a couple of examples as a group, and then in pairs students had to try and made 2 words into 1!

They had to be creative about what to use for their apostrophe, some examples include a water bottle, piece of ice, and Henry’s backpack! The students were excited by the fact that you could say the same thing by writing less letters.


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Our graph wall gets used to learn the opinions of the school often, but we made a graph the other day to easily show some information about the school! The students went around and counted the windows, doors, bean bags, pillows, tables, and whiteboards in the school. We then graphed this information so we could easily see what had the most in a bar graph. There were so many pillows that we had to double up the bar as our graph doesn’t go high enough!


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Museum of Contemporary Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art recently opened near Dundas West station, so we decided to avoid the rain one morning and go visit. The museum has an amazing exhibit “Demo”, that consists of giant blocks that can be moved around and built with. The kids had a blast moving them around and working together to build a giant structure. They then played hide and seek and eagle eye as there were so many places to hide within the blocks. Up stairs the kids were asked to go around and pick their favourite piece of art and explain why to the rest of the group. Unsurprisingly, many of them chose this pin ball machine, that combined music and pinball together (and was free to play!).


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Music Morning

We have been doing music on Fridays, mostly by learning about the instruments that we have in the school! We then brought them out one morning, and learned how music can make you think of a certain emotion.


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Leather Pouches

As we have been learning about the indigenous peoples of Canada, we have been learning from some of our students that have knowledge to pass down. Olivia came to school with a leather pouch that she had made to hold tobacco. Olivia and Myles then shared their knowledge from their Metis heritage of how to show gratitude to plants that we picked for tea by leaving some of the tobacco to the plant. They also taught us some of their words of gratitude and led us in a ceremony for our fire we had made. This gave us the idea to make our own leather pouches! Miriam got all of the materials and created a pattern that could easily be woven together. Lots of our students also decided to add beads to their pouches to match their individual personalities.


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Ephemeral Art

Everyone was asked to make something out of the leaves and sticks around us to make ephemeral art, they then took a picture of their art so that it can be remembered even after the elements have made the original disappear!

Theo and Milo made this beautiful ship, they even added water underneath.

Xavier, Henry, and Raz created an infinity sign out of leaves, and then decided to be meditating in the sign for their picture. 

  Astara, with the help of Leslie, made this amazing shining sun! 

Manus was inspired by arrows, and drew many all around the area.

Theo and Milo had so much fun with their boat that they decided to keep creating and made a castle in the ground!


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