Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Remembrance Day

To commemorate Remembrance Day, the children in grades 1 through 6 participated all morning in activities that related to remembering those who have served our country in war. 

There were four groups who rotated through four different activities. At 10:45 AM everyone attended a special memorial service in the chapel, which included two minutes of silence at exactly 11 o'clock. Following the service the Kindergarten students lead the congregation from the balcony in a stirring singing performance of "O'Canada". They even wove small Canadian paper flags as they sang!

One activity was to create two wreaths out of red and green tissue paper. The students were able to create a very realistic look to their poppy wreaths, by gluing three red circles of tissue paper together and then attaching each individual flower with a pencil and by scrunching it forward off the pencil they were able to give them such a full look.The wreaths were done in time for the service in the chapel and were a beautiful addition to the chancel, as can be seen in this picture here.

Valentines for Vets #valentinesforvets was another activity in which the students wrote Valentines that will be mailed to Canadian vets in February. They folded paper so that they would cut four heart shapes out of the paper at once. Next they glued them into a poppy shape and attached them to the front of the card.

Then they cut a small black circle for the poppy middle and put a greeting on the front of the card in marker.

 Next the students wrote messages to the war veterans that they will receive in February.
This beautiful mural was created to illustrate The Highway of Heroes. #highwayofheroes. 

The students worked together sketching and planning what they wanted to be on the banner and then filling it in with paint. 

It is hard to believe that four groups of students worked on it at separate times!

Because learning about war means working toward peace, we had the students create doves for peace. The doves will float in the entrance lobby when they are finished.
The students worked at different stations to create their doves of peace. First the students coloured in poppies that would later be attached to the doves. Then they cut out the poppies.
 Next they painted their doves and then placed the poppy on the dove while it was still wet to make it stick.

  Overall the final appearance of the dove is quite lovely! Well done children!

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