Learning to Love, Loving to Learn

Grade 2s are exploring life on the ocean wave!

Grade 2s are exploring life on the ocean wave!
Nicola Speirs

Grade students have been using careful observational skills to draw different kinds of boats, inspired by Scottish artist, Ritchie Collins.

They looked for familiar shapes and drew these first and then added the details.

The next step was to use different colouring pencil techniques to bring their drawings to life.

Finally, they added a beautiful background - ideas ranged from one lonely boat bobbing on a choppy sea, to a few small fishing boats, in a calm harbour.

  • boats
  • colouring pencil
  • drawings
  • Grade 2
  • transport

More from the Seisen PYP Specialists

As the reality of another week of distance learning and disruption of our regular routines sets in this week, I’d like to focus on keeping it simple and go back to some parenting basics.

Whether in Tokyo or abroad, many of us are under self-quarantine. It is important to be aware of cabin fever syndrome – rooted in the feeling of confinement and isolation for an uncertain period of time.

At this time, we would like to encourage our community to take the time to practice self-care.  We might find this to be a highly stressful and challenging period.  We can help manage our anxiety by acknowledging and discussing our feelings about this situation with loved ones or with myself as the KG/ Elementary counselor who is trained and equipped to deal with stressful situations like this.

Art in the library

It has been great to see the art contributions and hear the important discussions that have taken place and note how this competition has supported learning.