2W Movie Project: “Journey to the Center of the Toilet”


In class 2W we have been learning about the body systems and in our investigation of the digestive system we worked together to create a movie project using stop motion animation. We all helped design and name the star of the film, “Jake” and write the script describing what happens to food after you eat it. Some very skilled readers did the voice overs (I wonder if you can guess who they are by listening?) and Mr. McKillip helped us with the technical aspects of the job.

It was terrific fun so check out the results.

2P Digestion Animation Project


In Grade 2P, we have been studying the different body systems and how they work together to keep us alive.

We made the following animated video to show how the digestive system enables the food we eat turn into food for our cells.

We drew all the body parts, we took all the photos, we wrote the script and said all the parts. Mr. McKillip helped us put everything together.

We hope you enjoy watching our video as much as we enjoyed making it!

Maasai and I Unit Reflection


Maasai and I Unit Student Reflections

As part of our unit reflection on learning about the modern and traditional Maasai culture, we also took time to look more closely at our own culture at IST. We looked at how our culture at school is similar and also different than that of the Maasai. We used Venn Diagrams to record the different ways that we are the same and the ways that we are different. Using Venn Diagrams helped us to organize our findings.

(By the way, did you know that “Maasai” spelled with two ‘a’s is the way it is spelled in Tanzania? In Kenya, “Masai” is spelled like this with only one ‘a’.)

Below are a few quotes from students as they reflect on their own learning:

I learned that the Maasai people are not that different from us. We both wear clothes. We wear uniforms at IST and they wear kangas.” – Danni, 2M

I would like to be a Maasai because they can run so fast.” – Tess, 2P

What I liked about the Maasai, is their clothing and how high they can jump.” – Vansh, 2N

I think the Maasai high jumping dance is so cool.” – Marcel, 2P

What I learnt about the Maasai is that they are just like us but usually they do things that are not the same as us. They are still human. Maasais are a great culture to learn about. Thank you.” – Lauren, 2N

I love the way Maasai look, they are so tall and colourful.” – Mikaeel, 2P

Their jewelry is really funky!” – Abe, 2P

My favourite thing about the Maasai unit was when the Maasai came in and danced. The Maasai unit was one of my best units in Grade 2. I loved it.” – Gemma, 2N

I really liked learning about how Maasai used to be able to get married at 10 or 11 years old. I loved it when the Maasai came and they danced for us.” – Lisa, 2L

I wouldn’t want to be a Maasai because I don’t want to drink cow blood.” – Suren, 2P

I learned about culture, like everyone eats but we eat in different ways. Some people use their hands and some use a fork and spoon.” – Tatiana, 2L

I learned that we both have houses we call our homes. The traditional Maasai live in houses made of mud and cow poo. We live in houses made of wood and cement.” – Jodie, 2M

In common we both have houses but the Maasai have huts. We have pets like cats and dogs, but Maasai have cows, chickens and goats.” – Henry, 2M