Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Welcome Back!

It's a new school year and I am so excited to meet all my new students and learn all about who they are.

Please stay tuned to the blog for updates - i'm hoping to really stay on top of it this year and with more input from the students!

Here is the link for our kidblogs, these will be updated regularly with student work!


Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Rafiki's for Sale!

Room 14 is selling Rafiki bracelets!  We need your help!  We can make a difference, we can be the change.

What is a Rafiki? A Rafiki is a handmade bracelet by a gifted mama artisan.  By buying a bracelet you can support these women who can in turn support their families, giving them the gift of education, clean water, healthy food, income and healthcare.

Each bracelet costs $10 and we are selling them over the next few weeks.  We will be selling them at the Winter concerts but make sure to get your orders in quick, we only have a small amount on hand. More bracelets will be ordered after the Winter Break, so don't miss out!

The water rafiki

The food rafiki

The income rafiki

The education rafiki

The health rafiki

The Me to We rafiki

Stay tuned for more information, videos and pictures created by the students of Room 14 for information about the Rafiki's and why you should support!

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Check It Out!

There is a new tab on the page called Project Outlines.  Any big projects will be posted there, so please take a look when you have a chance.  I just added the information for the habitat project.  I will do a post about them once they are complete.  Make sure to come back and check them out!

Sunday, 18 October 2015

October Acrostic Poetry

Last week we started a new art project, entitled "Fall Trees".  We talked about value and students were able to recognize and see the "3D" effect that the painting has.  They noticed that the back layer was the lightest and each layer gets darker.  This is what creates that 3D effect.

The closer bottom layer that is black helps create the 
3D effect.  By layering branches overtop of each other 
it helps to create the effect as well.

Students started by painting their background using watercolours.  While that was drying we practice drawing trees.  We found out that it's a lot harder than it looks!  Then, once we became expert tree drawers we started our first layer of our painting.  Mixing the black and white paint we had to create the perfect light grey shade.  We repeated the process two more times making the grey darker each time.

While we all had the same concept and design, it's really
neat how they all turned out so differently.

Our next step in this project is to create acrostic poetry.  Do you know what an acrostic poem is?  Well we will tell you.  You choose a theme and a title for your poem - not too short though.  Then you take the title and write it going vertically down your page.  Then, you take the letter you have on each line and that is what you use to start each sentence. 

We talked about what it's like now that our weather has changed and we are into Fall.  We came up with lots of great ideas as we discussed what it looks like, sounds like, feels like and even smells like!   In our minds we saw honking geese flying overhead, pumpkins being carved into scary faces, the sounds of leaves crunching beneath your feet after they've all fallen off the trees and layering clothes and wearing jackets so we don't freeze during recess. 

After we came up with lots of ideas we discussed possible titles for our poetry.  Some that we came up with were October, Halloween, Autumn and Fall Leaves.  Once we had these we were able to get down to writing and we started creating descriptive poetry about Fall.  We are in the process of adding them to our kidblogs so that we can share them with our classmates and our families. 

Here are just a few of the poems coming from the class:



All the leaves falling off the trees
Under the dark red sky
The geese are flying over head
Under my feet leaves are crunching
Many pumpkins on the street
No more candy in the the candy bags



O: Over all the sights, the smell is in the air
C: Colors of leaves all over the ground
T: Trick-or-treaters come to my door for my nut free candy
O: Over my head, the honking geese are flying south
B: Buying candy for the little trick-or-treaters
E: Every sip of hot chocolate trickles down my throat
R:Raking leaves into a pile, and jumping into the softness

The students were so enthusiastic about the project that there were some that asked if we could do Adobe Voices for them.  I love taking suggestions from my students so of course this became one part of our projects.  This will go with our poems so that you can hear exactly how they should sound. We can't wait to share the final products with you and once they are done they will be posted on our kidblogs. Make sure to check them out in the next week.

Monday, 28 September 2015

New School Year

We have been back for just over two weeks and already we are getting busy with different projects and units.  This blog and the class kidblog will be a priority in the next few weeks so expect to see many updates to the sites and more posts done directly by the students.  

I am excited for the new year and can't wait to share all of the wonderful things that the students do and create over the next little while.

Make sure to subscribe to this blog and check back for more information in the next week or so!

- Miss Adamson

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Math Practice

Check out the new tab at the top of the page for some great websites and apps that students can use to help practice their math skills.  I will continue to add more throughout the rest of the year, so make sure to check it out!

Tuesday, 27 January 2015


Hello families!  Please stay tuned for updates coming to this webpage.  I will be posting information about TUSC as well as the book reports.  Starting later this week I will also be highlighting and showcasing some student writing.  Each week I will choose different 100 Word Challenges that show creativity, a strong ending and conclusion, as well as attention to detail for editing and revising - including the work they do in class.