In English class, Grade 10 students began their Graphic Novel Study unit. They began with a free-writing exercise to assess the student’s prior knowledge on the literary genre. Then, they explored the structural features of graphic novels by looking at a few examples.
On Friday, The Element HS hosted a “Movie Night” with the Upper Elementary students from OMS Montessori. Students watched the movie Wonder, and e1 students made Tacos and Popcorn cupcakes!
A big focus of our Civics course focuses on recognizing our own power as citizens and learning how to use it to create change. The grade 10s are currently taking part in Youth Ottawa’s DILA program, which helps students find an issue they are passionate about and take real action to address it. Our DILA […]
The e2 students participated in an essay writing workshop. They had a chance to learn about the importance of proper paragraph structure, implementing conciseness and crafting strong transition sentences. The students then got into a peer-review session with the aim of providing their peers with constructive criticism on their latest essay assignments.
The gaming club had the opportunity to play a Nintendo 64 (many for the first time) an integral part of gaming history. Students battled it out in the original Super Smash Bros. (1999)!
Students ran a mini Science Fair where they got to show off some of their excellent projects and eat some popcorn!
As part of “La semaine de francophonie” at OMS Montessori, Element students headed over to OMS to help run Carnaval. In teams of 2-3, e1 students ran a variety of fun winter-themed stations, ranging from Biathlon to Curling to Patinage d’Artistique!
The last AWOL adventures was at Coyote Rock Gym where students learned how to properly use a harness, how to fasten a rope to their harness and how to properly belay for another climber. Many of them also enjoyed attempting a few “bouldering” exercises, where they climbed trickier and shorter sections!
During the e1 students’ Drama session, students get to participate in a weekly Art class. This Art class, students practiced doodling, or better known in the art world as “zentangles”. It is obvious we have a very artistic and talented group of students!
Canal Club has lucked out with great conditions these past few weeks and students are loving it! Here’s to more good weather in the future.