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20
Jan

e2 – Geography

e2 students began their unit on Canada’s Natural Resources and Industries with mining for diamonds (or in this case, chocolate chips). After removing all of their diamonds from the mine (in this case, a cookie) and replacing the topsoil and trees (icing and jelly beans), students were paid based on the number of clean diamonds […]

19
Jan

e2 – Media Arts

This week students explored the Gestalt Principles of visual communication. In pairs, they organized their very own interactive presentations/workshops that were focused on the concepts of: closure, similarity, proximity and continuity (in relation to Graphic Design).

18
Jan

e2 – English

To ease our e2 students back into the academic swing of things, they create a collage-style sketchnote that captured their perspective on 2017. Students had an opportunity to reflect on their influences and accomplishments of the “year that was”!

17
Jan

e1 – Humanities

In order to prepare for our upcoming debates in humanities, e1 students visited the Sunnyside library to take a tour and learn about how we can find information for project topics. Students even got to see the library book sorting machine room in action!

12
Jan

e2 – Geography

Our city was hit with a zombie apocalypse! Luckily, our Grade 9 Geography class was prepared to take on the role of the City of Ottawa Office of Emergency Management! They worked in small groups to find safe shelters for evacuees, to budget for supplies, to plot evacuation routes on maps, and to solve problems […]

12
Jan

e2 – Media Arts

The ​class explored minimalist graphic design through Adobe Illustrator this week. The students created simplistic architectural illustrations by arranging various shapes in a cohesive manner. Midway through the week, the class was tested on their understanding of the history and development of graphic design through a game of Jeopardy.

11
Jan

e2 History – Speakeasy

Before the break, the e2 class went back in time to a 1920s speakeasy. Each grade 10 impersonated an important historical figure from the time period. Students were assessed on their knowledge as they ate, drank, and mingled in character. Our guest list included Mary Pickford, Joseph-Armand Bombardier, James Naismith, Tom Longboat, Samuel Bronfman, and […]

10
Jan

e2 – Career Fair

The grade 10s took part in a networking simulation, chatting with parent volunteers who work in a variety of fields in an environment like a job fair. Thank you so much to all of our parent volunteers who helped our students practice their networking skills!  

9
Jan

e1 – Skills

Students had a focus on the important skills of teamwork and positive communication this week by working in groups to build the best jujube model.  Afterwards, they reflected on what worked well in their groups and how they could improve their communication for future!

9
Jan

AWOL – Dreamworks Animation Exhibit

The latest AWOL outing involved a trip to the Dreamworks animation exhibit at the Museum of History. Students learned about the intricate process behind the creation of an animated feature film. They even had the opportunity to interact with some of the tools used by professional animators!