Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Scientists in the Classroom visit

Scientists In the Classroom
A Scientist came to our school so we could learn all about Insects!
Station #1: The students learned how insects camouflage so that they do not get eaten by their prey. They also got to make their own butterfly to camouflage into a background of their choice.

Station #2: The students got to build their own insects and learned all the parts that insects have and where they are on their bodies: Head, thorax, abdomen, 2 eyes, 6 legs, 2 antennae

Station #3: The students got up close with some real insects and learned the different stages that some insects go through and which habitats some insects prefer.

Station #4: The students got to examine real specimens of insects and decide whether it was a true insect (6 legs, head, thorax, abdomen) or not.

Station #5: The students got to have first hand experiences pretending to be insects:
-wear fly eyes to experience how flies see
- suck red water through pipettes to experience how mosquitoes suck blood
- use a party favour as a pretend proboscis to drink nectar from a flower like a butterfly


Daffodil Time

We had brought in real daffodils and then a photo of daffodils and the students tried different mediums and many different times to create their best daffodil picture. 

Tuesday, 28 April 2015



Creating our Egg Heads (Planting grass seed in half of a plastic Easter egg)

The students created paper mache Easter eggs, which magically "hatched" an Eggbert one evening!

Tuesday, 3 March 2015


To celebrate our learning of so many nursery rhymes, we decided to have a party where everyone could dress as their favourite nursery rhyme character or fairy tale character. We helped Little Bo Peep find all her sheep that had hidden around the school. We ate muffins that the muffin woman had baked for us and ate Humpty Dumpty cookies. We had a great celebration!!

Jack from Jack and Jill

Humpty Dumpty and All the King's Men

The Three Little Kittens who "Found" their Mittens

The Baker from Rub a Dub Dub
 Little Bo Peep
The Three Blind Mice 

The Muffin Girls (Man)


For the week of February 19 - 26, our class learned about different traditions celebrated during Chinese New Year. Some things we learned about were: the Chinese Zodiac and that it was the Year of the Sheep/Goat, the colour red is used for Good Luck, children receive red envelopes with money to bring good fortune (we even made our own and received chocolate coins!), there are many parades to celebrate. We watched several Chinese New Year Parades on the computer and studied the many different moves they used to dance. Every parade has many dragons as they are meant to chase all bad luck away for the New Year. We made our own dragon masks and spent some time in our learning commons, practicing moving like the dragons we saw in the parades on the computer.

Our students designed their own Chinese New Year Dragon from our blocks!

Our Dragon Dance and Parade


After watching an episode of Peg + Cat, our students discovered that if you create a detailed diagram of what you want to build before you build it, you can use the diagram to build your design over and over again!!