Saturday, 28 March 2015

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.












Thursday, 26 February 2015

The Symphony

Today the grade two students in our class went with all the other grade two students in our school to the Symphony.  While Ms. Lirenman was home sick some of the grade two parents went along with the students (with Mr. Johnson of course).  Here are some photos from their adventure.









Thursday, 19 February 2015

Playing with Words

Today a small group of us were playing with "ing" and "y" words.  We were pretty proud of the way we could make new words. Take a look.














Lunar New Year

Today is Chinese New Year.  Many of us wore the colour red to school in honour of the celebration.  In the afternoon we learned a bit more about the Chinese New Year including which animal year we were born in.  We also had a special sheep craft that was prepared by our wonderful parent group. We were also really lucky to have a Chinese Lion Dance performance in our gym.  We ended the day with special lucky money in red envelopes, which happened to be a chocolate coin. Gung Hey Fat Choi everyone! 






Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Swimming!

Today we went on a field trip to the Newton Wave Pool to go swimming.  On the way back to school Ms. Lirenman heard that is was the best field trip ever!  Here are some photos from our adventure.

One of our classmates family runs a day care and they have a brand new 20 passenger bus. Some of us went on it.




We all met up at the pool and had a blast swimming in the water.








Here are some of us on the bus heading back to school.



A big thank you for all the parents that drove for the field trip. An extra special thank you for the parents who even came in the water with us.