Here's a brief update of our learning activities from last week:
Orange Shirt Day
Health & Wellness, Food Studies and Gardening
- choosing food that is whole and fresh when possible, as opposed to highly processed food;
- eating a variety of nutrient-rich food (food containing vitamins, minerals, fibre, healthy fats, protein, etc).
This Aha moment got us to learn how plants, through photosynthesis, transform light energy (from the sun) into chemical energy, and how this chemical energy is made available to animals and humans throughout the food chain.
Students processed the garlic and onions that were harvested during the summer. They also harvested parsnips, prepared oven-baked parsnip fries and learned how to dehydrate onions to make onion powder. Some students helped harvest compost from the schools' vermicompost bins to amend the garden soil with rich organic matter. On Friday, many students helped harvest beans for storage (dried beans).
During our food preparation activities, we followed the Provincial COVID-19 Health & Safety guidelines for Food Studies (p.29 of document) and, as an extra precaution, students were required to wear a mask (mask were provided to students who didn't have their own.
French, Positive Personal Identity, Diversity and Inclusion
On Friday, we started to think about the meaning of the lyrics "Montre-toi comme tu es" (Show yourself as you are) with an art activity: Inner/Outer-Self Portraits. Half the portrait shows how we look to others on the outside and the other half represents how we view ourselves/feel from the inside. Here are some examples of our work (many students are still working on this project):
Also, please don't hesitate to contact me at any point if you wish to discuss your child's learning.