My 4/5 class participated in the CBC Canadian Music Class Challenge again this year, and while we didn't win, we had a lot of fun creating this awesome video! This year we decided to enter as a whole school, so got some help from the 6-9 music students as well. It was extra special because it was filmed during our last week at our old campus, so it truly was an "end of an era!"
This year's Winter Celebration at the Jubilee was another huge success - and I am especially proud of the Year 4/5 piece that I was involved in creating. Using music from Gord Downie's Secret Path album, we told the story of Chanie Wenjack, a First Nations boy from Ogoki Post who died while running away from his residential school in Kenora, Ontario.
Below are the lanterns that I helped a small group of Year 4/5 students to make which became props in our movement piece. Creating these lanterns allowed us to cover curriculum from math (3D forms,) social studies (Stories and Ways of Life in Canada,) and science (ecological systems) while working hands-on.