Monday, February 28, 2011
Celebration of Learning
Just before the break, Class 2b invited parents and friends to a morning of presentations followed by a potluck lunch. We were celebrating the end of our Unit of Inquiry on Pattern, Rhyme and Rhythm.
We demonstrated our skills through songs, poems, skits, and sound and movement patterns.
Akshaya helped Beatrix act out her original poem about beans, mushrooms and slugs, while Kyle assisted Matthew with his limerick about a travelling polar bear. Arissa was on hand to help Shahzeb deliver his poem featuring the cow with the blue shoe.
"A shrimp is eating a boy. Ahhhhh, said the boy." Kyle
"People are in the trees." Zubair
There was so much quality entertainment, we should have asked to see tickets!
Parents were also involved in the presentations. After hearing our versions of popular nursery rhymes, they were asked to guess the original. Tom's mom was quite the expert!
Following our presentations, the children were able to share their written work with their parents.
When the parents had completed their assignments, it was time for our potluck lunch.
There were so many interesting contrbutions that it turned out to be quite a feast! Our cafeteria chef, Robert, delivered the children's hot lunch main course with his usual creative flair. Who knew you could make a swan out of an apple?