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The Arts


Welcome to the arts page. I am Mrs.Targachoff and I have the privilege of teaching your children art, music and drama. Our students participate in 50 minutes of arts activities daily. Experiencing art, drama and music on a daily basis, positively benefits many aspects of student learning. The arts helps foster Creativity, Confidence, Inclusion, Communication and Problem-solving skills, just to name a few. I incorporate other aspects of the curriculum, including literacy, numeracy and 21st century learning whenever possible.
I have incorporated a variety of sensory based items, various props and encourage gross motor movement whenever possible. During our music classes students will explore the sounds of various instruments and will create some of their very own instruments using materials we use in our daily lives. They will also experience different genres and styles of music that our represented in various cultures around the world. I hope to bring in some local talent throughout the year to further our interest and love for music. During drama students will be introduced to different plays, stories and poems. We will act some out as well as create some beautiful art to go along with the stories.

I look forward to sharing pictures and activites with you throughout the year.

Happy Creating,

Mrs. T  

Ms. Targachoff
Ms. Targachoff

On March 23rd we entered a new world of distance learning. Mrs. T has created a virtual classroom using Google. We will continue to focus on the Arts in a way that is as normal as possible. Mrs. T will post daily activities with lessons using videos, pictures and slide shows to convey the assignment. 
Students and parents please know that we are working diligently behind the scenes to come up with engaging lessons that will add happiness and structure to your days ahead. 

Painting with watercolours
Teddy Bear Picnic
Teddy Bear Picnic with our JK/SK classes.
more sculptures
More Pete The Cat. We made Pete puppets
Learning about stencils
Painting like Picasso!
Taking a virtual walk through Picasso's paintings
Our senior class worked on sculptures using clay. We were molding characters from the Polar Bear Polar Bear story
Monet painting for our students
following the mud retell of Pete The Cat
Listening to Polar Bear Polar Bear What do You Hear using our QR codes. The QR codes provided us with stories, facts and songs pertaining to the story.
Students retell of the story Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes. We used pictures of water, Strawberries, blueberries and mud as well as real strawberries, mud , water etc to touch.
Pete the cat I love my White shoes. Students deciding which colour Pets's shoes turned after stepping in Strawberries.
Tinker toy construction
Music and technology
Making Holiday Ornaments
Making cute little Snowmen
Spray bottle painting
Sequencing the order of events that happened in the story The Napping House
The Napping House our mini drama unit
Pumpkin racing
My trick or treat station had three pumpkins that read...
Do you dare to smell...
Do you dare to look...
Do you dare to touch...
Some fun games! Knock the ghost down.
Mrs.T's Pete the cat and her 38 pumpkins
Mrs. T was Jessie today!
Then we painted our pumpkins
Decisions! which pumpkin will it be?
We were full of smiles choosing our pumpkins
The student's enjoyed Mrs.T's Pumpkin Patch located in our very own gym.
It's that time of year!
Do you dare to knock???
Welcome Jessica our new CEO . The students and I made a beautiful banner for Jessica's welcome party!
We had our 2nd annual turkey races!! So many smiles.
We made pumpkin pie play-dough. Did it ever smell yummy!
We played hide and seek with our friend Tyson the turkey. The children LOVED this game.
We worked on some Thanksgiving AAB and ABA patterns last week
Our Friday art project was placing two colours into the box and guessing what colour they would make. We used marbles and our Sphero to mix up the paint.
Shaking our two colours just like in the book
We read the story called 'Mix it up!' by Herve Tullet.
We followed the story step by step and watched and learned about mixing primary colours into secondary colours
We had to put clean socks on LuLu to go with our story
Our friend LuLu read 'Smelly Socks' to us on Friday! The children were happy to see him after a long summer vacation.
We washed all of Mrs.T's smelly socks and they smelled to fresh and clean !
We read the story 'Smelly Socks' by Robert Munsch. We smelled a variety of socks that included onions, garlic, parmesan cheese, lemon and lime. They were stinky
Yuck Mrs. T your socks smell!
Then we finished the day by a brain break game called 'Stacking hats' We stacked 6 hats before they fell. We had everyone laughing and wanting to play again and again!
Then we created our very own silly hats.
We read the story 'Mrs. Honey's Hat' and decided that Mrs. T should make a story called 'Mrs. T's School Hat'
In this story children listened for the item and placed it on Mrs.T's hat. This was a success !
Searching for straight lines in our sensory bins
Tracing lines
We even made lines using chalk
We started our first Art unit learning about lines (straight,curved,
zigzag lines)