Pine Tree's very own grade 5 student has asked to take on a leadership role by creating her very own club. This student has a love for art and wanted to share this love with her peers and the younger children in Dawn and Dusk.
Every Tuesday and Thursday until 4:30pm our new art teacher showed the students that comics can be made with different art mediums such as pencil, marker, pencil crayons and inks. Every comic club the aspiring artists added new details to their comics by using the new techniques and ideas our Grade 5 leader taught to them.
Kids wrote comics about their favourite things such as Dragon Ball Z and Pokemon or gained inspiration from their own imaginations. Dawn and Dusk kids would be beaming with excitement whenever it was comic club day "Comic club is the best!" "I wish comic club was everyday" were some of the most common phrases said by the club members.
Comic Club was truly a very successful club and was completely kid ran, with only support and supplies from educators! The leader of comic club had an assistant to help her set up and teach the younger kids in Oak Tree. Having kids teach kids was different and exciting for everyone and Pine Tree will definately be trying this out again!
The Pine Tree group has been so excited to collect winter clothing for 'Koats for Kids' from October 11 to November 4. They made posters to advertise that they are collecting winter items and their posters have been posted all around the school! It's been so exciting for the kids to help give to other kids in need!
Here are a few of the posters the kids made.
After posting some posters and going home to tell their families, we gathered some donations and did some inventory!
Some of the pine trees wanted to do a group photo. And yes, some were laughing while falling to the ground just for the picture. Ha ha ha ha!
The Pine Trees have counted all the items they've collected over the weeks and they've even received more donations since.
Now that we've come to the end, the group has collected about 140 winter clothing items! We're so glad they have enjoyed collecting donations for families in need without expecting anything in return. We're so proud of the pine trees for becoming quite the philanthropists! I wonder what the pine tree group will do next?