At the beginning of April, the grade 4 class took a trip to Golden Gate Park to visit the de Young Museum of Fine Arts in San Francisco. The trip was used to expose the students to excellent art and then have them develop their writing skills by describing it at length for their English classes. But the trip was not all school work; fun and appreciating art were also key parts of the trip.
After studying the art under the supervision of Colin Goodwin, who teaches grade 4 English, and other teachers, the kids completed a treasure hunt in the Oceanic Art room to learn about Polynesian culture, tying in to the novel “Call it Courage” that they are reading in class.
This is the second year of the trip and hopefully the tradition of fun, art and writing will continue in the following years.