The children and staff of Fish Creek School are continuously
undertaking projects which support learning and the community.
You may see many of these exciting learning opportunities
by looking in the "For Students" section
to see the work of each class, or by accessing the "Programs" section
to access school wide learning.
2012-13 school year
Grade 5 students came up with guiding questions for their inquiry, “Just Imagine...Life in a Different Region.” They then worked collaboratively to research, collect, categorize, and analyze information. Following that, they summarized their findings in paragraphs and composed songs to represent a region of their choice. The songs were based upon a familiar tune, and were intended to paint a clear picture in the listener's mind as to what life in that region entails.
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Northern Lights song (mp3) | lyrics (pdf
Interior Plains song (mp3) | lyrics (pdf)
Aidan and Isaac (mp3)
Alyssa, Rachel and Hannah (mp3)
Bentley, Heath and Bradlay (mp3)
Kaden, Cameron and Kevin (mp3)
Kaylee and Jenna (mp3)
Markus and Joseph (mp3)
Millie, Paige and Brooke (mp3)
Sam and Cole (mp3)
||Storytelling Residency @ Fish Creek
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Fish Creek Promising Practices
Engaging 21st Century Learners with Technology
Creating a Vision of Inquiry Practice
Developing Higher Order Thinking to Forward Teacher Practice and Student Learning
Robots have been coming to life in room 19! Students began by talking about inventions, why we have robots, what they can do for us, and how they have been used to help solve problems in recent global events such as the oil leak in Florida. We even had students so immersed in this work, they took it upon themselves to invent robots at home and brought them in to share! The students worked collaboratively in small groups to build, design, program and problem solve using Lego WeDos. When did the best learning happen? When initial attempts failed to work. This caused students to go back and examine how the machines operate, what parts make it move and what could be done to fix their robot. They used computer software to program the actions of their robots and experimented with various sequencing and actions. We now have many inventors with big dreams for the future!
Home in a Bag
During the holiday season, the Grade 2 classes supported an initiative at the Mustard Seed, called Home in a Bag. Our school-wide inquiry question examines “How do things change; how do we change things?” We examined this question through the lens of homelessness over the month of December. Students collected personal hygiene items and stuffed them neatly inside a new backpack, and attached a sleeping bag. They will be given to the homeless at the Mustard Seed’s annual Christmas dinner. The three classes were able to collect 6 backpacks, sleeping bags and a wide-variety of other necessities.
School Residency with Calgary Opera
As you are aware we have a yearlong school residency with Calgary Opera. Our students have been working cooperatively and collaborating with our specialists while telling their own musical story. Mr. Aaron Coates started his work at Fish Creek in October by gathering students together to discuss items such as story, setting, plot and theme. Students gave their own ideas for Mr. Coates to begin writing the storyline of our opera. The “Story Reveal” was held on December 1st.
Mr. George Fenwick (composer) joined music classes this month to teach children how he composes music. Enjoy the pictures of some of our children busy in this creative process.
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