Today during science we continued researching trees and thought about how we could construct them on the project board. We learned for sure the difference between coniferous and deciduous trees. We made our own topographical maps of Calgary, and tomorrow we're ready to start drawing different elevations onto the project board. We also brainstormed how we could represent different things in the city, and Mr. Baustad joined us for that conversation. In gym, we played some dodgeball and someone got their hat sniped off by a hard throw. For Daily 5, we worked on our essays and lots of us are almost done.
For math, we revisited maps of Calgary and made grids on them. In gym, we got to play parachute. We continued to work on our essays. In science, we started researching different trees in Calgary. Tomorrow is a Repsol day - please remember to bring everything you need for swimming.
Today in gym, we did Indy 500. Mr. Stanley and Mr. Vanderlinden pummeled us with dodgeballs during gym. We had an assembly where the grade 3's performed a song on the djembe's. In the morning, the Honourable Kent Hehr talked to us about all three levels of Government. We felt nervous to have him in our classroom, but was exciting to get to meet a real-life MP and ask him questions. He was an excellent speaker and we really enjoyed listening to him. In fact, he spoke for so long that we needed to re-arrange our schedule for the day! Tonight and tomorrow are Parent/Teacher Conferences - which means that there is no school tomorrow. Enjoy your long weekend!
Today in gym we had our last day working with racquet sports. In Daily 5, we worked more on our essays. During Social Studies, we talked and researched Kent Hehr, and came up with questions to ask him. For math, we continued to map out Nose Hill Park and started to include elevationTomorrow we have a visit from the Honourable Kent Hehr. He will talk to us about government, and resiliency. Also tomorrow and Friday we have Parent/Teacher Conferences.
Today we played the birdie game again PE. Technically a birdie is called a shuttle. We started drawing plans for constructing a model of Nose Hill Park. We chose this park because it is one of the largest hills in Calgary, and we need to put terrain and landscape on our model. We are finishing up a visual journal page about the three different levels of government. We have a guest speaker coming on Thursday who is a representative from one of the levels of government. We continued writing essays on "Run" - every student has a thesis statement now, and knows what a thesis statement. According to Fin, Mr. Stanley continues to be the most awesome teacher in the world.
Today we played a badminton rally in PE. We finished painting our model of Calgary with primer. We are ready to start building on it now. We also started writing essays about "Run." Have a marvelous evening.
Today we had our Remembrance Day Ceremony. Tomorrow is Remembrance Day. At 11 AM, take a two minute moment of silence to remember those who fought for our freedom. We started to painted a first coat of primer on our project board. We're putting on primer so that we don't get splinters, and so that the colours that we paint on top will look brighter. Have a nice weekend.
Today we made Remembrance Day art using mixed media. We were making art inspired by Flanders Fields - so including lots of poppies. Most of today was some catch up time because we have a lot of things on the go right now. Photos went home today. If you would like to order any prints, you need to return them tomorrow. Friday is our Remembrance Day assembly. Please remember to wear your collared shirt.
Today in gym we used the birdies and racquets to play a game called Dead Fish. We finished reading Run, and it was a very good book. Terry Fox is a great example of resiliency. Next Tuesday is our first Repsol day. Tomorrow is a PD day so there is no school for students. In Social Studies we were making guesses about the roles of different levels of government, as well as their leaders and other government members. Today was also our last day of intramurals for now.
It is the first day of November - don't forget to start wearing poppies. Today in math we used tacks and ribbon to make a grid on our project board. We needed 36 spaces in the grid but we only got 35. We can still make this work though by using the remaining space and counting it as a full grid space. In gym, we started working on badminton skills by using balloons. We worked on our animal project that is almost fully finished. Just a reminder that our Repsol trips start next Tuesday.
We're the Grade 5/6 Class at ABP!