Category 'Academics'

27
Oct

Literary Seminar: Underground to Canada, by Barbara Smucker

“There’s a place the slaves been whisperin’ around called Canada. The law don’t allow no slavery there. They say you follow the North Star, and when you step onto this land you are free…”   E1 students are currently reading the novel Underground to Canada, by Barbara Smucker. Students are given questions to guide their […]

27
Oct

Humanities Studies Examine Both Sides of the Numbered Treaties

Students this week studied the Crown’s westward expansion and the resulting Numbered Treaties. To deepen their understanding, students created a wall of graffiti, featuring quotes and images related to the Numbered Treaties. One side of the wall reflected the perspective of the Crown, while the other side represented the views of the First Nations. Thoughts […]

11
Mar

EReport Issue 2

The “newspaper group” is at it again! This extracurricular opportunity at The Element sees students creating a newspaper from scratch: The “newspaper group” is responsible for pitching ideas, interviewing subjects, contributing photography, writing stories and editing stories. Students have officially published their second newspaper. You can read it here: eReport Issue 2 They have submitted […]

28
Jan

50 Years, 50 Days, 50 Ways Enrolment Campaign Launched at OMS Montessori

OMS Montessori is pleased to announce the launch of a 50 day enrolment campaign: 50 Years, 50 Days, 50 Ways. The campaign will serve to celebrate OMS Montessori’s 50 year history in the City of Ottawa, and to demonstrate what makes OMS Montessori Ottawa’s premiere Montessori institution. OMS Montessori began as Ottawa’s first Montessori school, […]

11
Dec

eReport

The eReport is out! The “newspaper group,” an extracurricular opportunity at The Element, published their first newspaper of the year. Students were responsible for coming up with the story ideas, writing and editing the articles and selecting the photos. You can read the students’ newspaper here: eReport – December 2015

9
Dec

The Element Volleyball Practises

Many students at The Element are passionate about volleyball and as a result, they have chosen to practise their volleyball skills for the majority of the school year. Currently, students are practising once a week before school at the OMS gym. After the holiday break, students will start practising twice a week. Students will also […]

28
Nov

French at The Element

Students at The Element have a scheduled French class three times a week, where they explore the current humanities theme in French while simultaneously learning vocabulary and grammar. For example, this year, while students were studying Asia in humanities, grade 7 and 8 students explored Asian UNESCO World Heritages sites in French. The Asian theme was also incorporated into […]

25
Nov

Universal Children’s Day

On Universal Children’s Day Upper Elementary students from OMS Montessori visited The Element to celebrate the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. A group of Element students prepared a presentation for the day, which talked about the rights of the child and why these are important. Students then presented the Declaration […]

19
Nov

Rocks and Minerals Workshop

  As a conclusion to a unit on Physical Geography in the grade 9 Canadian geography course, students participated in a workshop led by Earth Sciences educators from Carleton University (Beth and Erin). The geologists brought in a variety of rocks and minerals, including some that contained fossils. Students examined them with a hand lens (a […]

22
Oct

Recess at The Element

Recess is fun when your school is located at Lansdowne Park because you can: Skateboard in the terrain park and around the great lawn Hang out on the grass, the benches and the play structure Play basketball Play soccer Play ball hockey Play on the play structure Talk as a group Every day students at […]