Saving Images & Resizing


  1. Right Click, Select Save Image
  2. A Pop-window will appear for you to rename and save the file in a location
  3. Name the file with something familiar
  4. Save it on your desktop so it is easier to 


  1. Right-click on the image
  2. Select Irfanview
  3. Select Image, Resize
  4. Type 400 and let the program reduce the rest
  5. Save the file in the same location


  • Images must partner with the information you are writing about. Random images on a poster becomes meaningless.
  1. Launch MS Word
  2. Save As MS Word document on your computer desktop (to make it easier to find)
  3. A Pop up will appear. Name the file XXX (whatever your animal is)_yourname
  4. Click Insert and select the images.
  5. Resize each image so that it fits on a single page.  
  6. Want to get fancy, give each image a picture boarder.


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Culture Colour

Use this guide to select a colour that represents you and your family.





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Snail Observation Videos

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Snail Habitat Resources

Introduction to Gastropods

Before creating a snail habitat, it is important to research some questions 

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to start your thinking.

  • What do they need to survive?
    • How long can I keep the snail?
    • What kind of dirt does it need?  What ph levels are needed?
    • What does it eat?
    • How much room does it need to move?
    • How do I keep the habitat clean?
    • What food do they eat? 
    • How many can there be in one habitat?
    • How do I safely pick up a snail?

Students wanting to type out their notes, can use the Animal Inquiry Interactive online tool to help organize their research.

Here are a variety of resources to help research for a snail habitat.

Read: Snail Picture Book? 

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Snails Pace Song and Tiny Snail Story

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Country Resources on Symbols

Most students should start with the reference books pulled for class use.  However, here area also a few good places to start to research symbols of a country.

The following links below are for students who have access to limited print materials. 









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Le Tatou ~ Note-taking Activity

Use the following Organizational Chart to help organize your information.

Here are some links helpful websites for researching animals in French for primary students:

Also, Mrs. G. has pulled lots of books.  Check them!

Example: Videos on  Nine-banded Armadillo


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The Moccasin Display

Ms. Sherwood and Ms. Mauro’s class worked together to create moccasins.

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Animal Symbols of Countries Around the World

As part of crest planning, students will select one large and potentially a smaller animal that best represents their heritage or values.  Some of these animals are also evident in flags or sculptures.  Review the following resources 



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Creating Emoji ~ What do they communicate in various contexts?

Different (emotion) emojis can have different effects when used in certain context. Oh my, what does that mean?
So for example, the emoji with one eye closed and its tongue sticking out. On its own, it may mean “crazy.”  What if the same emoji was used with a text message  that said something like, “I hate you.” The words on their own sound mean and hurtful, but when sent with the emoji, they become almost endearing – clearly not meant to be serious. Emojis can help to provide context to written words, like in the previous example, or they can be used decoratively in a fun illustrative manner.
As visual people ourselves,  the power of this type of visual imagery and its effectiveness in communicating more meaningful messages can work for or against you. 

Students will be creating Emoji Soft Sculptures that address the following:

        • How do you want to be seen?
        • What facial expression do you use to express a certain emotion?
          • connect to one that you use frequently or that you identify with… 
          • what assumptions could we make about it? what are you trying to accomplish by showing it.

DIY Emoji Softie Tutorial plus free templates - Sew A Softie Month.


  • All needles and pins must be kept in containers or attached to (fabric/felt).


  • We will be using Yarn to Sew the emoji together.
  • Sharp scissors
  • Hand Sewing Needle
  • (Optional) Thread to match the felt colours
  • Pins
  • Marker (I love my Frixion markers)
  • Toy filling/stuffing
  • Plate to trace for the head
  • Understanding emojis – sample chart 1

The sewing video tutorial is to help beginning sewers learn some basic hand sewing stitches. 

  • Blanket Stitch will be used around your emoji.
  • Straight basting stitch to keep parts together.
  • Straight stitch and a back stitch.

Here are some resources. 

Ref: Art with Mrs. Nguyen

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