Classroom Learning – September 15, 2014

Today was International Dot Day! A day to celebrate creativity, courage, collaboration and individuality with a focus on making your mark on the world. We celebrated by reading the book The Dot and then letting our creative minds free through a large collaborative group art project.

Mrs. Cameron joined us to celebrate creativity on Dot Day!

Mrs. Cameron joined us to celebrate creativity on Dot Day!

This was so important as it allowed students to connect with one another and also to let their imaginations be their guides. It was really amazing to see how students started with just one dot or circle and then expanded their ideas. Our final project showcased abstract art, Kandanski circles, chocolate chip cookies, beach balls, 3-D images, jersey numbers using pointillism and finger painted dots. It is a beautiful reflection of all of our creative thoughts and ideas.

Our final project! It will be hung up in the Purple Pod.

Our final project! It will be hung up in the Purple Pod.

We also had a guest speaker connect with us and all of the LC 5 community to talk about the importance of Digital Citizenship. Constable Lucas of the Edmonton Police Services face timed us and answered our many questions about using the internet and our technology in positive and appropriate ways. This was an extension to the many daily conversations we have in our classroom about the power of being connected and the best use of social media.

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We then reflected and shared our learning with other students on Twitter.

Reflecting on the use of social media and the internet.

Reflecting on the use of social media and the internet.

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