Monday, 26 January 2015

#YYCLC Day 91: BFG Week at Simons Valley - Thinking Big

Our Grade 3 and 4 students think big, really BIG! While working with an artist in residence in our DLC, the students decided they wanted to build the BFG from the novel, The BFG by Roald Dahl. After developing detailed sketching skills and learning how to scale up, students began building the BFG’s body parts. They were challenged to use cardboard, newspaper, and tape. They collaborated, tested, retested, reflected, solved problems and strategized.

The process continues… the students will need to figure out how to put our BFG together. The engineering challenge has just begun.. stay tuned for the final product.

We started with some sketching

Monday, 19 January 2015

Friday, 16 January 2015

#YYCLC Day 85: Stop Motion in the LC

Animation Station - One of the many hands-on maker stations in the Tuscany School Learning Commons.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

#YYCLC Day 83: Coding with Robots

Lego Mindstorms have always been a favourite at Tuscany School! Now the live in the Learning Commons!

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Monday, 12 January 2015

#YYCLC Day 81: Tuscany School Learning Commons

Thanks to Colleen Gainor for sharing photos from the Tuscany School Learning Commons this week!

Tuscany School's Learning Commons brings teaching and learning together where inquiry, imagination, discovery, and creativity come alive.  Learning is personalized, motivating, and engaging for students as they explore Learning Centers.  Students work collaboratively to discover ideas in deep and meaningful ways.

Friday, 9 January 2015

#YYCLC Day 80: Holy Map!

Today we set up a map of Canada that we booked and borrowed from Canadian Geographic. We can't wait to see what happens on this map. More to come!

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

#YYCLC Day 79: The Robots are coming!

The students at Chris Akkerman are excited to learn to code and program with our new Lego Robotics. We're almost ready to start programming. Two more to be built!

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Monday, 5 January 2015

#YYCLC Day 77: Digital Citizenship Project

Our Grade 5s are closing in on a Digital Citizenship Project that they have been working on over a period of time. We're learning to create good visuals!