Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Global Play Day

Reston School Kindergarten to Grade Six students spent the afternoon of February 7, 2018 participating in Global Play Day

Teachers set up a variety of active play materials in their classrooms and students were invited to play!   

  • The Music Room had a variety of instruments to explore rhythms and create music with partners and small groups. 
  • The Gym was busy with mats to create forts and other equipment that encourages make believe and active play.
  • Other stations included puzzles and board games, puppets and puppet theatres, a train, marble run, pirate ship, dollhouse, and Tim Hortons role playing.
  • Finally, there was painting and other Art materials to encourage creativity, building materials like Lego, Bionicle, gears, straws & connectors and small manipulatives.

It was exciting to see students from different grades and classes working together and solving problems on their own.  

 Creativity and play are alive and well at Reston School! 

Monday, 22 January 2018

Flat Stanley

The Grade Twos have enjoyed reading and listening to books in the Flat Stanley series by Jeff Brown.  Besides the original chapter books, there is an I Can Read series as well that can be finished at one sitting. 
 Students were also asked to put themselves in his flat shoes and imagine how it would feel.  Our school library has several of the titles and it is good to see many students choosing them to take home and read. 

Friday, 19 January 2018

Dinosaur Theme Art Projects

Pteranodons with Clothespins

Dinosaur Side View - Drawn, Painted and then Outlined with Black

Group Mural

T-Rexes made with Construction Paper