We had a delicious experience in Geography this week as students prepared meals for our sustainable cooking competition! After learning about the impact of our food choices on our ecological footprint, students were tasked with planning a recipe for a balanced meal that had low greenhouse gas emissions. They made a pitch for their recipe, […]
The grade 10 Media Arts students explored the basics of film making this week within a crash course centred on the subject of videography! The photography/videography unit is slowly wrapping up, and students will then move on the the exciting world of Graphic Design.
Led by Sophie, The Grade 9 Integrated Arts Class participated in some singing exercises. They worked on their own rendition of a song from Avatar and also had a crack at singing “City Of Stars” from La La Land. The students are having a blast exploring their vocal abilities.
The Youth Services Bureau’s SleepOUT for Youth is a unique fundraising event in support of programs to reduce youth homelessness in Ottawa. Since 2012, youth and their families and friends, along with community and business leaders, have spent one night outside – without many of the comforts of home. The experience calls attention to the […]
An important tenet of the Montessori method of education is Maria Montessori’s recognition of the developmental stages that students go through. Montessori also believed that education is meant to be a preparation for life. The combination of these two factors in programming is what makes for an authentic Montessori experience. At The Element High School, […]
e2 students got the opportunity to explore the concept of architectural photography. Students were asked to walk around the Landsdowne area and photograph both new and old architectural details. Specifically they were asked to apply concepts such as “side-front lighting” to their work. Later, they presented their own tutorials to one another (outlining the concepts of […]
Two Element High School e1 students wrote about their experience at WE Day: This year we had the wonderful opportunity to go to WE Day. It was a great experience for all of us. The speakers that were there had great stories of how they had overcome obstacles or saw a problem in their […]
e1 students at The Element High School had a visit from Calligraphist Line Bouchard, who showed us the unique style of Japanese Calligraphy. Students used Chinese Ink, Calligraphy brushes and Wenzhou paper to write their names and the word “friend”.
With November being Financial Literacy Month, our AWOL group has been focusing on learning more about the economy and finance. e2 students have worked together to develop inquiry questions that they were curious about, including “why does Canada need a central bank?” and “what causes inflation?”. Then, we visited the Bank of Canada Museum to […]
Last week, the e2 students shared the monuments and memorials they designed for individuals and groups that contributed to Canada’s efforts in the First World War. These designs included a model of a sculpture commemorating war hero and Anishinaabe chief Francis Pegahmagabow, a model of flying ace Billy Bishop’s plane, and a sketch of a […]