MS11 students are currently studying oral history using our local elder videos. They have participated in Mi'kmaq, cultural crafts and social games like Waltes.
TTT12 students are working on following step-by-step instructions from a pattern layout. Below are some of the current independent garment projects selected. We hope to have completed garments before Christmas break.
Food Service 12 students are preparing for the 50 question provincial exam. We will be doing this exam in school early December.
Mi'kmaq studies 11 students did make a medicine bag in class recently, while learning about the Medicine wheel teachings and the four main medicines.
Our recent field trip was to join another public school at Redcliff Middle School N.S. As invited guest we attended a play called Two Planks by artistic director Ken Schwartz. This play was about a Mi’kmaq and European, having conversations over time and reconciling different views, it was funny and the students enjoyed it very much. Image is of some of our students sitting at the play and includes our school elder Mary Lou Bernard.
Food Service/ Hospitality 12 has been practicing their cleaning skills in the kitchen. They recently baked many cupcakes and cakes to support the elementary fall fair fundraiser. They have tried their hand at making 4-Cents, and homemade bread from scratch (see image below). This loaf was Andrew Simon’s. He took it home to share with his family and they said it was good.
Textile Technology 12
Students have done a few small in class projects one below is on inserting a zipper on a pouch; this image is of Zoe Paul’s completed assignment. Currently we are learning how to measure a grain-line when using commercial patterns and also how to read a layout. This is in preparation of our shopping trip to the fabric store very soon.
It is hard to believe that the end of the school year has arrived! 10 months have passed very quickly! The year’s end always brings with it a tremendous sense of accomplishment for our Grads.
In our Visual Arts 10 and Canadian History 11 the students created tributes to honour our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (see images); Students learned about a current issue that affects so many in First Nations Communities in Canada. We also studied Aboriginal Veterans and Innovations that contributed to the development of Canada.
I say Wela’lin to all the students for a wonderful and productive school year.
Lets hope for a good end of the year and a great start to the next one.
Visual Arts 10
Students received a new smudge kit for use in the classroom this week. Students had a demonstration of smudge and viewed Stephen Augustine’s video clip online about smudge. Stephen Augustine explains the smudging ceremony at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueJA_539mVg.
The images are of students Still Life created whiled exploring some techniques artists use to archive effects. The students applied charcoal pencil, hard and soft, and use the contents of the smudge kit as natural objects while drawing.
Canadian History 11
Students are just completing WWI; there was a keen interest in new technology used for the first time. Some students are looking forward to studying WWII soon, and have already requested we as a class view The Boy in the Striped Pajamamovie. Hopefully, we will be able to find the time.