Friday, May 9, 2014

St. Rose Dance Crew

Good luck to our Dance Crew as they compete this weekend!
It's time to celebrate all of your hard work!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Snow Day ... or NOT!

Thanks to Rich from CTV for coming back to feature our class on February 5, 2014.

CTV News Feature - Grade 8 Chromebook Pilot

I could not be more proud of all that this class has accomplished this year. It's exciting to think about the possibilities that lay ahead for us in Term 2!

Monday, January 27, 2014

6 Word Memoirs

This past term we transitioned from writing Personal Memoirs to Memoir Poetry to a 6-Word Memoir.  In the end, choosing just six words to represent an event is difficult.  I hope that you will take some time to enjoy our memoirs:

Monday, January 6, 2014

Health Magazine

The New Year is a time filled with resolutions and new beginnings.  In an effort to promote awaremess of healthy ways, you will create a Health Magazine of your own.  Your magazine is to include the following:
THREE articles on healthy living (topics might include: healthy eating, restaurant highlights, forms of exercise, etc)
  • must follow rules for article writing - (catchy headline, facts, quotes from people, etc)
  • article must be at least 250 words
  • proper punctuation, grammar and appropriate use of capitals A MUST
  • at least TWO of your articles must also include an image with a caption
ONE Letter to the Editor based on an article that you find in the Windsor Star (or some other newspaper)... must be health related
ONE full page advertisements for a healthy product of your choice
ONE suggested workout which will include instructions and images of you doing the workout

Amazing Artist Assignment

 In this fast paced society, we often don't take time to appreciate the value in art.  YOU are going to begin this New Year making sure that the rest of the class appreciates YOUR talent.
Your job is to do the following:
  • select an artist of your choice
  • once you have made the selection you will begin preparing your oral presentation (which will last 4-7 minutes)
  • you will find a compete list of what you will need in your presentaiton below:
  1. YOU will become the artist and present the information in first person
  2. Your presentation will be created using Google Presentations - but there is ONE catch... your presentation cannot include any words.  You can use the notes section though to place point form reminders of what that page contains... but DO NOT READ directly from these notes PLEASE!
  3. Your presentation must include: your life story (at lesat the highlights), 5-7 pieces of your work (where you will share the title, inspiraiton and any other interesting facts about the piece), a description of the art style you are famous for
  4. Finally, you will create your OWN piece of art by this artist (**I will be assessing effort here as I realize you are not in fact a famous artist ;)
** Each artist can only be selected by one person.  I will createa  google form in our shared drive called AMAZING ARTISTS so that you will know who has already been taken.  The artists will be assigned on a first come first serve basis.
Some suggestions you might consider studying:
  1. Renoir
  2. Leonardo da Vinci
  3. Michelangelo
  4. Rembrandt
  5. Toulouse-Lautrec
  6. Vincent Van Gogh
  7. James Abbott McNeil Whistler
  8. Mary Cassatt
  9. Eduard Manet
  10. Henri Matisse
  11. Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velázquez
  12. Edgar Degas
  13. Katsushika Hokusai
  14. Claude Monet
  15. Jan or Johannes Vermeer
  16. Georgia O’Keefe
  17. Gauguin, Paul
  18. Frida Kahlo
  19. Henry Moore
  20. Pablo Picasso
  21. Marc Chagall
Resources you might wish to check out: