Monday, October 9, 2017

Field Trip to the Suma Aquarium!



Last Friday, Grades 1 to 6 went on a field trip to the Suma Aquarium! 




We spent the day learning about marine creatures!






Here are some pictures of what we saw. 








We also stumbled upon some penguins!






What a fun-filled day we had!






See you later alligator! 



Monday, September 25, 2017

Investigating Ancient Numbers



In math, we have been looking at the following big idea:




We applied our growing knowledge of the place value of numbers in order to crack the code below!





We found out that before people started using modern numerals, the ancient Egyptians had a unique number system. This system was based on various symbols representing various values such as ones, tens, hundreds, thousands, ten thousands, hundred thousands, and millions. 




Once we understood the meaning behind these symbols, we created our very own number systems!








Come take a look at the bulletin board on the first floor!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Learner Profile Posters


Welcome to Grade 4 everyone!




It was so great to see some new and familiar faces to start off the school year!

During the first week of school, the main focus was on 
working together to set up the essential agreements. 


After some brainstorming, here is what we came up with. 

Afterwards, we discussed connections between our essential agreements and the learner profiles. 

We spent some time to work in pairs to come up with specific scenarios to represent each learner profile.

Here is one example of our documentation of a possible scenario!




 Once we had our plans in place, we created these wonderful posters starring ourselves!




These posters will be kept on the Grade 4 classroom wall throughout the year as visual reminders. 

Come by for a visit to take a look!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

End of the Year Water Party



Last week, we had a water party to celebrate the end of the year!

Here is a picture showing before we started...




Ready...

set...

GO!!!








And here's our after picture!



Message from Miss d'Amours to the Grade 2 families: 


Thank you very much for following this blog this year. 

We had such a wonderful time together, and it was amazing to witness the emotional 
as well as academic development of each child. 

I truly appreciate the support given by parents and the school community throughout the year. 

I hope that you all have a great summer!


Sincerely, 

Miss d'Amours

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Group Project on Space and the Solar System


For the past five weeks we have been inquirying into the space and our solar system. 

Some of us decided to take action by creating a display about stars and planets to share our new knowledge!




We showed commitment and enthusiasm as we chose to spend many recess periods to work on this project. 

Come to the grade 2 classroom to check out the display!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

We are astronomers!


Hi everyone! 

Our current unit is on the central idea: 

Our solar system is made up of many planets with only one that has living things.








With heavy weight in the middle, we observed what happened when marbles were released into the simulator. 




We realized that the solar system works like the gravity simulator. 

The sun has a lot of gravity because it's the biggest and heaviest object in the solar system, causing the planets to orbit around it. 




We came up with so many questions relating to space.

After sorting our questions, we decided on starting off by learning about stars.

We've been keeping track of the questions we've answered by putting circles around them. 




Our science expert Ms. Lee helped us understand how energy works. 

Energy is what helps stars keep shining!

Safety glasses on! Ready to go!




In this experiment, batteries were attached to the sticks we were holding. 




When they touch the tiny fibers of the steel wool, energy was released! 

The steel wool burned. The sun also gives off heat energy




We also created some artwork of planets and stars in space.




The first step was to splatter white paint mixed with glitter to show the stars shining far far away. 






Once the stars had dried,  we used pastels to draw the planets.

We tried to making our drawings scientific by looking at pictures and images on the internet and in nonfiction books in the class.




Once we finished drawing our planets, we cut them out and glued them onto the black paper.






Check out these masterpieces!









Right now, the artwork is displayed on the bulletin board on the first floor.

Please come by to take a look!




See you later alligator!