We removed the plywood, and voilà! The small particles in the snow create a subtle marbling in the block. As soon as we have nicer weather, we can start to transfer grid lines onto the snow block to start our design. Stay posted for our progress!
In and around St. Boniface you can find examples of completed snow sculptures; we will see more as Festival du Voyageur approaches. I promised I'd show you another example of my cousin's work from previous winters to demonstrate what some snow sculptors are capable of! Here is a lovely sculpture of a traditional Ukrainian couple.
On another note, we have been busy in Gr. 3/4 and 4/5 having conversations about our families. Some students from Grades 3/4 have been presenting family pictures to our class. We will continue with more presentations this week, followed by journal entries.
Bravo, mes élèves!
Check out some new links under "videos" for our family unit (ma famille).
Grades 5/6 have been writing sentences about "Simon's Cat" using -er verbs (see previous posts to find "Simon's Cat") and will be starting a journal entry. Grades 7/8 are using the future and past tenses in their journal entries.
Our "Question of the Week" for grades 3-6 is "Est-ce que tu aimes...?" Grade 7/8 will continue to use the past and future tense in their questions of the week: "Qu'est-ce que tu as fait le week-end passé?" and "Qu'est-ce que tu vas faire ce weekend?"