The Grade 9 Integrated Arts class began working on their summative project this week. The class was split into two groups. Each group collaboratively wrote a script that was adapted from Robert Munch’s classic, “The Paper Bag Princess”. The groups have now swapped scripts and will be performing each other’s work next week. To get […]
In the Grade 9 Healthy Active Living Education course, students held a mini “healthy snack fest”. Each student brought in their own “healthy snack sampling” for the class to enjoy. Additionally, they were asked to comment on the nutritional benefits of the snack they presented to the group.
The Grade 10 Media Arts class had guest speaker Neil Magadzia, graphic designer for Algonquin College’s student association, come in to share his knowledge in the field of Graphic Design and run an “image trace” workshop with the students. The students have been working hard on their final project of the course – a graphic […]
We had the pleasure of listening to Dr. Shelley Ball speak about her trip to Antarctica. Shelley was selected to be a part of the Homeward Bound Women in Science Leadership Expedition to Antarctica in 2016. She discussed her experiences travelling to the cold desert climate and how this linked to our unit on environmental […]
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 […]
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).
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”!
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!
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 […]
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.