Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Bricks 4 Kidz

March 25th

What an awesome day!  We had Bricks 4 Kidz come as an introduction to our science units on Building and Testing Materials.  What a kick off for these units.

First, the students worked in groups of 4-5 to construct a bridge.  Then we tested the students' designs by putting weighted bags on the bridges to see if they would hold.  The kids were totally engaged and excited about their learning.

Second, the students worked in groups of 2-3 to construct a catapult.  Once built, students were able to test their design by shooting at a target.

What a great hands-on learning experience!  Thank you to Bricks 4 Kidz.

A BIG thank you to all of the parents who came to assist us with building!

Community Walk

March 24th

Today we went on our community walk and we delivered student made friendship cards to our Mountview neighbours.

Monday, 23 March 2015


March 23rd.

Today we had an awesome, very hands-on presentation about bugs, by Butterfly Wings and Wishes from Edmonton.  This is a great tie in to our science unit on Animal Life Cycles.

Wow, we sure did learn a lot! And we had fun touching many of the insects and spiders.

We were able to touch a live cockroach, scorpion and a tarantula.  We were able to look at a few other insects as well.

Here a few pictures as well as a slide show of all of the pictures.

Below is the slideshow with all of the pictures.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Leprechaun art

March 17th

Check out these adorable Leprechauns!

This was a directed drawing project and we used water colour to finish it.  After we drew the leprechaun the students used their own creativity to add background detail.  I just love how each of the leprechauns have their own personality. The paintings look great hanging from our classroom ceiling.

I forgot to get a picture of all 22 of them before I hung them up. Here is just a small sample.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

St. Patrick's Day Fun & Mrs. Wilson's last day

March 17th

Wow!  What a fun day!  When we arrived at school this morning we discovered that a leprechaun had been busy in our classroom.  He left his green foot prints, confetti and a treat.

We wanted to surprise Mrs. Wilson with a little goodbye party.  The kids and I set up balloons and a banner in the classroom.  When she walked in, in the morning we yelled "Surprise"!  We had made her a book with baby advice and predictions too.  It was sad to say goodbye to Mrs. Wilson, but we can't wait to hear her baby news.  Only two more weeks now!

Student council had planned a spirit day contest and the photography club had a photo booth set up.
It was a busy day!

Here is a collage of the fun we had today.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Testing our Hearing and Caring for our Ears

March 4th

Today the students had a chance to do an experiment to test their ears.  The students worked in partners.  One partner wore a blindfold and the other partner held a rattle.  The partner with the rattle tested the blindfolded partner by shaking the rattle in various positions around the head.  The blindfolded partner tried to figure out exactly where the sound was coming from.  The blindfolded student also tried covering one ear at a time, or both ears, to find out if that made a difference to how they heard the sound.

Afterwards we debriefed and discussed whether they felt one ear was stronger than the other and if they experienced difficulty hearing when one or more of their ears was covered.

After the experiment we also talked about hearing loss, deafness and what we can do to care for our ears.

Here is a picture of a few of the students during the experiment.