Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Learning and LItter

This afternoon we had Mrs. K in from the City of Surrey.  She taught us so much about litter.


Do you know the answer to the question below?


If you couldn't figure it out it's not homework, it's food wrappers.

We also learned about the impact of litter on animals and our oceans.


We learned that there is a whole bunch of litter in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and it's almost the size of our entire province of British Columbia.

At one point we played a game with items in our recycle box.  We had to try to shoot a basket while facing the opposite direction.  Mrs. K said we were really good setting a new record for baskets for all of Surrey.


Then we headed outside to cleam up our school grounds.  We were given a special vest to wear, special gloves to wear, and special tongs to use.  We found one big bag of gargage.





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It was a great afternoon of learning about litter.








Thursday, 2 April 2015

Chirpy Chicks

As Ms. Lirenman was working with small groups of children to help us dye our eggs the rest of us were working on our Chirpy Bird project that she learned about from a special book.  Take a look at some of the "Chirpy Chicks" we created.









Have you ever made Chirpy Chicks before?




Dying Eggs

This morning everyone came to school with one egg and in some cases an extra egg for a friend.


Later in the day in smalll groups we changed the plain eggs to something a lot more special.


Did you dye eggs this week too?


Saturday, 28 March 2015

The Kindness Project

We started this term by rereading the book Have You Filled a Bucket Today and talked about ways we can fill one anothers bucket. 


 Later that day we read the book Each Kindness.


After we read the book we too dropped rocks into water. Each time we dropped a rock we talked about ways we have been kind.




It made Ms. L smile a lot because we came up with many different ways to be kind.

As the week went on we really thought about what we were doing and if our actions were filling or tipping buckets.

Some of us blogged about being kind.



We even made up our own hashtag and tweeted about it.






How are you kind to your friends?



Axe Capoeira

Early this week we were treated Brazilian folkloric dances and martial arts. Axe Capoeira were a very entertaining group. Here are a few photos from the show.











Earth Works

On Friday we had an in class field trip when Kinetic Kathleen came to learn with us.  She brought a ton of really great tools. We learned about the earth.  Here are some photos of her visit.


Here we are learning about solar power. We used the light as the sun and it made the the spinner spin.

Here we are learning about water, and the water cycle. We were using our observation skills too.

This was a cool wind machine. It was part of the section of the visit when we learned about airl.

Next we learned about soil and the five components that make up sole.

We examined each part carefully.  


Then we made a soil mountain and added water to it to represent rain.

We saw the effects of water on the earth. We saw erosion.

Finally we met some worms and learned why we need warms in our soil too. Do you know why? It has to do with air.

It was a great way to spend part of Friday. We learned a ton and had a lot of fun learning too.












Thursday, 5 March 2015

Skating!

The pictures can tell our story. For many of us it was our first time on skates.