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Colour and Design

Colour and Design

The grade 10 design class is designing chocolate wrappers to entice all the senses. The brief:  to design an organic chocolate wrapper. I encouraged the students to use organic patterns and mixed colours that complements this brief that shows a radial composition.

by February 23, 2018 Design, High School
“Francophone de la vallée”

“Francophone de la vallée”

Conversational French Conversational French is back at Silvermine Academy. Our first French Protégé attended their first session today. It was an interesting class. We had a lot of fun and by the end of the session, we all knew how to greet and present ourselves. Many more fun activities will take place next week. Here are some snaps…

by February 23, 2018 High School
An IT test on Valentine’s Day…

An IT test on Valentine’s Day…

The Grade 10 Information Technology class of 2018 is the biggest to date: 5 students. And another record breaker: at last a young lady has decided to take the subject. There is a strong sense of camaraderie in the class as they learn the new concepts of programming but, the competition is equally tangible. The lesson starts with a 10[Read More…]

by February 23, 2018 High School, Information Technology
Green E-colour fun in Grade One!

Green E-colour fun in Grade One!

A few weeks ago we introduced our Grade Ones to the concept of E-colours. The E-colour system introduces the children to four different colours – red, blue, green and yellow, which describe various aspects of a person and the way in which they function. It can also describe characteristics of their personalities. It is taught on a very basic level in Grade[Read More…]

by February 23, 2018 Grade 1, Primary
We Like to Move It Move It!

We Like to Move It Move It!

Movement is at the heart of each and every day down at Sunbird. Before our children can progress to Grade One where they will begin to read and write, their bodies need to become learning ready. Thus, the Grade R year is filled with exercises, games, play and various activities aimed at getting those little bodies fully prepared for big[Read More…]

by February 23, 2018 Grade R, Pre-Primary
Grade Three’s – Figuring out Fruity Fractions

Grade Three’s – Figuring out Fruity Fractions

This past week our phenomenal group of Grade Three’s showed us how quickly things can be learnt if put into concrete and practical terms. We had a great time working with many different mediums when learning about fractions. We divided our classes into their co-op groups to gain understanding of the concept together, as many things can be learned when[Read More…]

by February 23, 2018 Grade 3, Primary
Mastering descriptive writing through READING

Mastering descriptive writing through READING

“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” – Steven King Many writers believe that the art of writing is nearly impossible to teach. Of course, our goal as English teachers is to find the writer in each of our students, and equip them with the tools they[Read More…]

by February 23, 2018 English, High School
Field Tripping with Penguins

Field Tripping with Penguins

The Grade 2s are feeling so fortunate to have had two lovely days for our field trips this term. The sun was shining and there was hardly a cloud in the sky. Our ever faithful moms and dads dropped us off at the Seaforth parking lot and from there we walked to Boulders Beach. We filled our brains with fun[Read More…]

by February 23, 2018 Grade 2, Primary
Grade 12 Mapwork Skills

Grade 12 Mapwork Skills

The Grade 12s have been revising their Mapwork Skills and competing in teams for a prize at the end of Term 1. So far the scores are tight as Red team scores 6 and Orange team scores 7!

by February 23, 2018 Geography, High School
New Business Studies textbook are a hit!!!

New Business Studies textbook are a hit!!!

Our new Business Studies textbooks arrived early last week and the Grade 10, 11’s and 12’s are very pleased with them.  They have been set out in a very user friendly way and the information is up-to-date.  They are authored by Zain Strydom and Estie Meyer, who are both on the IEB Grade 12 examining panel for Business Studies and[Read More…]

by February 23, 2018 Business Studies, High School