Recently, the Grade Six classes went on a field trip to the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto to learn about media literacy and improv. For the first half of the day we discussed what makes a good print ad and how to analyze and take apart ads. After that, we got to use what we learned to make our own print ad with a partner addressing a social issue of our choice.
After that we had lunch and headed to the theater to learn about what makes good improv by playing many fun improv games. Most notable was the game where we sat in a circle and built off of the piece of the story the person behind us made. In addition, we played “Improv Baseball” where 3 people got to decide the voice, pose, and first line of a character and then a fourth person would stand and act out the character using those traits. We also learned about stock characters.
At the end of the day, the Grade Sixes were very happy with the activities they had participated in and what they had learned at the Harbourfront Centre.
The Grade 7 Science classes went to the Ontario Science Centre to learn about clean water and ecosystems. To start the day, we went to an auditorium for an introductory program about clean water. This program was fun for us. The presenter had 2 guests from the crowd display a real live sea urchin that was taken out of a glass box and we learned about animals in water. After the classes had eaten lunch, we had free time to look at different exhibits before we went to the next program which focussed on ecosystem. There were 6 experiments to test water and we were in 5 groups and each person in the group did two experiments. The Grade 7s had an enjoyable time and learned a lot from the program. by Nabeel Gr. 7
Teachers and students have been unwinding after school on Fridays in the gym, by joining together to participate in our volleyball league. The final regular season games, scheduled for December 2, might be a preview of the December 8 final, as teams 2 and 7 will be playing their final regular season matches against each other. Regardless of the outcome, everyone has enjoyed the 2016 season!
Standings as of November 28, 2016 W L P 1. Team 7 8 2 24 2. Team 2 7 2 21 3. Team 4 5 5 15 Team 5 5 5 15 5. Team 3 4 5 12
Exciting badminton was on display in the gymnasium this week as our four competitors completed the tournament with two extremely close duels. Our championship match saw Tabitha crowned as Girls Badminton Singles Champion for the year after a hard fought 37-36 victory over Caroline. In the consolation round, Jamie outduelled Ashleen 31 to 28 to take third place honours. Mr. Seidenberg would like to congratulate all of our 4 finalists for their perseverance and determination!