Tuesday, 21 November 2017

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Just a reminder that poinsettia orders are due to the office by tomorrow.  This fabulous fundraiser can help to spread holiday cheer in your home and it helps to support our music program too!

Monday, 20 November 2017

This week is Bullying Awareness week.  At LGMS we take the time to reflect on how behaviours affect others and we focus on proactive ways to help everyone feel welcome.  Today we had two wonderful grade 8 students come to share ideas of "power" and what gives a person power.  They also left our students with a kindness challenge.  Complete a poster with planned kind activities to complete this week that will help to make everyone at LGMS feel welcome.  Submissions will be placed up around the school and will also get placed into a draw.

Important due dates this week:

- reading records that were handed out last week are due completed (there have already been 6 periods in class to complete these 5 boxes so thanks to those students that have already finished and handed them in)
-weather quiz - please see the page handed out in class, and the questions posted last week to help guide studying

-Poinsettia orders are due back to the office

 - Spelling with assignment #4 is due

Friday, 17 November 2017

We have finished up our Weather unit in Science so next Wednesday students will have a short quiz to show their understanding.  They have some review questions to help them study and we'll also be doing some studying in class.  Parent help with studying is strongly appreciated :)

Here are the main topics (all information is part of the notes and labs that we completed in class - using Google to search up topics will often give information much more advanced then what we need to know in grade 4 and 5 so it's not recommended)

Monday, 13 November 2017

Happy Monday everyone.  I hope that you were all able to spend some quality family time over our past long weekend.

This week we are returning to our regular schedule after some busy and shortened weeks.  Expect to see math weekly assignment #5 coming home tonight to be completed by Friday. New Reading Records were also handed out today after our daily DEAR time.   Their due date is next Wednesday the 22nd.  As always, there will be time in class to complete these but one reading record box can also be completed in the evening for any fiction story reading of over 10 mins.

Extra school information:

  • The first science fair meeting was today.  These student directed projects are a great way to dig deeper into an interesting subject.  Ms. Richards is the contact teacher for the program this year.
  • Poinsettia order forms went home last week and are due back by Nov. 23rd
  • Legion Remembrance day contest information was also shared with students last week.  Completed entries need to be turned in before Dec.6th 

Friday, 3 November 2017

Thank you to everyone that made the effort to stop by and support your child in their learning and goal setting the last few days.  It was great to have a chance to talk with each of you and to celebrate all of the wonderful things that your children are achieving!

Just a quick note that I will be away next week.  Expert teacher Ms. Margie Seto will be in the classroom and can be contacted through the office or by a note in agendas.

For next week (Nov. 6-8)
Monday - please return portfolios once you have had a chance for your child to show you through them and explain the work that they have been doing so far.  
Tuesday - Novel Reviews are due (there will be a final classroom period Monday to work on these as well)
Wednesday - Remembrance day ceremony from 9:30 - 10:30.  Poppies will be available for students, if possible, please send some change as a donation.

Also - because of this very short, three day school week, there will be no homework assignments this week. The next spelling and reading records will be handed out Nov.13th.   Try to get out and enjoy the snow instead! :)

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

This morning we were creating Halloween creatures to use for a writing assignment.  Take a look at all of these imaginative creations!





Monday, 30 October 2017

Thank you to everyone that placed Scholastic Book Orders.  Using some points from last year, plus the points that we earned on the last order, I was able to buy all of these books to add to our classroom library. 
Happy Monday -  I hope that all of you enjoyed the nice weather that we had over the weekend, it looks like we're in for real winter type weather this week!

This week's homework is Math weekly #4 and will be due Thursday since there are no regular classes for students Friday.

Also a reminder that Parent-Teacher-Student interviews are this Wednesday and Thursday evening as well as Friday morning.  Please help us all to keep on time and be courteous of each other by knocking at the beginning of your appointment time if the appointment before you hasn't yet wrapped up.

Also - Tuesday is Halloween.  Students are invited to dress up for the afternoon so please send costumes in backpacks for the morning.  Please also be mindful that we are a safe and caring school, costumes should reflect that belief and weapons should be left at home. 

There will be a parade in the gym starting near 1:00 and a 4/5 dance after that going until 2:00. 

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Tomorrow is PJ day in our classroom!

Earned by working as a team to read to the roof, every person in our classroom helped to build our giant stack of books so everyone can wear PJs tomorrow if they would like :)  I will also be bringing a homemade cookie treat to add to the celebration.  I'm so proud of all of our readers!!

Monday, 23 October 2017

Our big classroom news for this week is our technology update.  Our older model SmartBoard had been getting dimmer and fuzzier so over the weekend it was replaced with a wide (TV) screen instead! Though it's not quite ready to use it will sure make seeing projects, documents and our science videos much clearer!

This week's homework assignment is the third assignment in spelling along with studying this week's words.

Also a reminder that that Novel reviews were handed out last week.  Students have until Nov.7th to complete them.  They can be worked on both at home and at school so please help your child to make sure that they are here in class each day.  

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Please help your child to be prepared.  Today I handed out, and we discussed, an upcoming Novel Review assignment (like a book report).  The due date is Nov.7th but it's important to have an appropriate reading level novel in mind for completing the assignment. If it's a book that has recently been finished some re-reading might be needed to focus on the main events for example.

Follow this link to AR book finder which is needed to find the GE (Grade equivalent)/BL(book level)
And here is a link to the Novel Review assignment (paper copies were handed out in class)

Our LGMS Scholastic Book Fair is coming soon. 
Nov 1-3, 2017
This is a wonderful way to fill your home library as well as our schools. 
We can not do this without you. 

Please help by volunteering your time to make this a success. 
Thank you to those that have already signed up.
Volunteer opportunities for "LGMS Scholastic Book Fair" are now open.
Please click on the following web link (or copy it into your web browser if clicking doesn't work) to go to the signup sheet:
To sign up, just follow the instructions on the page. It only takes a few seconds to do.

Thank you for volunteering!

Alanna McLeod
LGMS Library Tech

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Such Smart Cookies!  Look at these big numbers that we are comparing in class using Greater Than/ Less than symbols (crocodiles eat the big number - chomp, chomp!)



Monday, 16 October 2017

Happy Monday!

Today we were fortunate to welcome Carter and Victor to our classroom!  They will be here for the next two weeks joining us from China.  I'm very proud of all of the great peer helpers and groupmates in our classroom that helped to show these boys around and made them to feel welcome.

Coming home tonight should be the wind vane that we made last week and tested today.  Please have your child explain this device to you and how they designed it.

Dates this week:

  • Tomorrow (Tuesday) book orders are due
  • Wednesday - small tin cans are needed for Science (clean and the labels removed please)
  • Thursday - Reading records are due (parents, please sign these once you have looked through them with your child)
  • Friday - math weekly #3 is due
Also - Parent-teacher-student interviews are coming up the end of this month.  Thank you to all of you that have send in requests for your time slots.  I have confirmed and sent all of these home, you should have seen the same form with your confirmed time written on it.  If you have not, please let me know.

Thank you!

Friday, 13 October 2017

Please help us to welcome two exchange students from China to our classroom from Oct. 16 - 26! These two young gentlemen, Dongyue (gr.5) and Guanyang (gr.4) will be joining our classrooms each morning, then heading out with the other exchange students in their group for activities in the afternoon. I'm sure their time here will give us all many opportunities for growth and better understanding of each other and our cultures!

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Coming home tonight - forms for booking parent-teacher-student interviews.  I will be filling slots on a first come, first serve basis.  Please feel free to return the paper form to me, or send me an email with your top 3 time choices.  I'll do my best to accommodate everyone.

If your family requires two separate interview times, please let me know and I can send an additional form or email.


Wednesday, 11 October 2017

We will be doing Scholastic book orders in our classroom this year.  I usually send out an order about every two months.  Did you know that classroom teachers earn points for all of the dollars that you spend through Scholastic?  That is the main way that I grow our classroom library by spending those points to buy more books for us to share.

If you are interested in ordering I recommend paying online and sending me the order form with the reference code and order clearly filled in.  If paying online isn't an option, please make cheques payable directly to Scholastic Canada.

You should see a flyer coming home tonight.  Orders with payment to be completed by Oct.17th.  If you have any questions, please let me know and thank you.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Happy Tuesday.  I hope that everyone had a great long weekend!

Important dates coming up this week:

Wednesday - art projects are due (3D word pop).  A handful of these projects haven't yet been completed. Finished projects can be found on lockers helping to brighten up our hallway :)

Friday(full day) - Spelling test and assignment #2.  A number of students forgot to complete the spelling homework assignment last time.  As well as practicing their words students have 1 short brain activity assignment to complete in their spelling duotangs.  This week is assignment #2 as shown below.

10:30 - Storytelling at the public library.  Along with 4A and 4B we will be heading to the public    library to participate in a storytelling activity.
It's Science Fair time in the Bow Valley!  Please follow the links below for more information.
Science Fair Information Booklet
2018 Registration Package

Friday, 6 October 2017

Hmmm.  Perhaps those videos are a little too large. They looked pixelated when I took a look. If the same thing happens for you try them this way instead.  Follow the link to see the video.

Gr.4s reading numbers
Gr. 5 The Wizard, the Fairy and the Magic Chicken
Gr.5 The Magic Flamingo
Happy Thanksgiving weekend.  Here are a few quick update videos from things that we did today! (I'm not sure if these will work from your email, but if not please check them out on our blog).

I am thankful every day for the wonderful class that we have this year.  I hope that you all have many things to be thankful for as well and that you are able to take a minute to reflect on them.  See everyone Tuesday.

Our fabulous 4s ordering and reading really big numbers!

And our fantastic 5s showing off their reader's theater skills.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

We have started 2 new practice sites at school this week.  One is an app that our class is doing a trial of called Fluency Tutor.  It helps students to gain confidence reading out loud and they can record their readings for me to hear and give feedback on.  The other is called Study Ladder and this is a site that students can access from home as well.  By going to assigned tasks students access things I have assigned to them (currently just reading comprehension), but they can also choose practice in other subjects as well.  Whatever work they are completing I have access to see how they are doing.  Login information and passwords were handed out today.  Many students chose to attach them to their agenda so that they have access at school and home.

Also - just a final reminder that this week's homework, math weekly #2 is dues by Friday at the latests.


Monday, 2 October 2017

Thanks to everyone that had supplies to send in to help us build our weather devices this week.  We now have lots of cups and straws.  If you have pen lids, straight pins, cardboard or string though we could still use those!

So far this week:
Wednesday: Reading Records and maps of Canada are due.  Also it is Walk to School Day and gr.5 first round of innoculations
Friday: Math weekly #2 is due, half day Friday

Thursday, 28 September 2017

LGMS salad day is here tomorrow (Friday)!  If your child wants to participate and enjoy some complimentary salad from our garden, please send them with an empty container and a fork tomorrow along with the rest of their lunch.

In science next week we will be building a few devices to help measure things like wind direction and speed.  We could use a few supplies to help our building process.  If you have some at home that you could send in it would be appreciated:  plastic straws, wood skewers, string, plastic or styrofoam cups, pen lids (yes, only the lids), stick pins and squares of heavy cardboard for bases (about 20 cm square).

Thanks for any supplies that you can provide.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Tonight you should see the first spelling list coming home.  Students had a pre-test today to help them see where they are making errors, and to help focus their studying.  Their homework this week will be studying their ten words, plus the assignment #1 that goes with it.

Other important updates:

  • All magazine and picture orders are dues back at the school tomorrow morning please
  • LGMS Terry Fox run will be happening Thursday at 10:30
  • The next set of reading records have been handed out.  Students have until next Wednesday, Oct.4th  to complete the 5 sections (they will have class time each day but they can also do one at night if they have read for over ten minutes)

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

It may have been a bit chilly but what a great afternoon we had today!  Thanks very much to Christian Wright who showed us around the garden and gave us lots of great information about the special adaptations that different plants have (to grow in Canmore, to make use of different levels of sunlight and moisture, and even how they can help other plants to thrive).  The samples and taste testing of herbs and plants was a big highlight too!

Tonight you should see two things coming home in agendas.  Your child's reading record which is due tomorrow (please take a look at how detailed their answers are and then sign to show you've seen and discussed it),  and a questionnaire about seating in the classroom for maximum on-task time.  Please discuss and go through the questionnaire tonight.  It will be used as one more piece of information when I consider our next seating plan.

Finally, one last reminder that Reading records are due tomorrow and math weekly #1 is due Friday (though many smart cookies have already turned it in).

Thanks to all of you fabulous parents who attend to agendas and notes each evening as we transition into the routines that will continue throughout the year.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Happy Monday to everyone!  Coming home tonight you should find, as always, an agenda of the week's due dates (thank you so much to all of the parents that sign this each evening), a purple pizza order form and the first homework assignment (math weekly #1).

Important dates to take note of this week:
Tues: the next time to hand in magazine orders (not completed online) is tomorrow

Wednesday: we will have our first fire drill of the year and also we will be getting a garden tour from Mr. Christian Wright

Thurs:  the first reading records are due.  These reading reflections go towards showing comprehension of student choice books. In class we've discussed that specific and detailed answers help to show greater understanding.  Thanks to all of the parents that have already seen and discussed this assignment with their child.

Fri: noon dismissal.  Math weekly #1 is due (but it can be handed in earlier once finished)

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

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Our LGMS magazine fundraiser has begun.  Students will be bringing home information and order packages tonight for you to look through.  There are three collection dates for returning orders with double points incentives (these points allow students to choose their prizes at the end of the fundraiser) for orders brought in during the first collection time.
Collection dates:
This Friday, Sept.15th
Next Tuesday, Sept.19th
Final collection: Wednesday, Sept.27th

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Thank you very much to all of the diligent families that have been not only supporting your children as they start a new school year, but reading, signing, and returning all kinds of forms to the school so promptly!

I appreciate very much your help and I apologize to all of my grade five families that tried to find technology forms that never were included in the info. packages that you received.  The confusion was mine, I hadn't realized that only the grade four students, as new students to LGMS, were filing those in.

It's been a great first week, I'm super proud of all of the students in our class and I know that we're going to have a great year together!

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Welcome to a fabulous new year!

It was a great first day in our 4/5 class with many more to come!

Our focus this week will be on developing our work habits and expectations together, as well as organizing our supplies and getting to know each other a little better.  Once we begin to work more on the curriculum I will also post updates and assignment deadlines here on our blog.

Thank you to everyone that was able to drop by this morning and say hi,  I look forward to working with you and your children this year!  Please drop by to see me after school, or send me an email if you have any questions now, or as the year progresses.

Friday, 30 June 2017

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That's it, that's all folks!  Thank you so much for being part of your child's learning this year and for all that you do to help them celebrate their wonderful, unique selves!

Looking ahead, class lists and teacher assignments for grade 6 will be posted on PowerSchool for you to log in and see two days before the beginning of school.  It has been a fabulous year and I wish you all the best for the summer.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Here is what is coming up for our last busy week of school!
 - Tonight a couple important items should be coming home : French duotangs and Portfolios.  Please take some time in advance of report cards the end of this week to take a look through your child's portfolio at all of the great learning that we have done together in grade five!!
 - Tuesday - to celebrate the end of our French and ELA classes Mme. Santerre's class and ours will be going for a walk and heading over to the ice cream bus downtown for treats.  Students are invited to bring money if they would like to buy something, or to bring their own treat to enjoy.
- Wednesday - Grade five finale party at the pool!  We will be walking over around 1:00 and heading back to the school for dismissal at the end of the day.  Students need to bring their own bag in the morning with their  towel, swimwear and anything else that they need.
- Thursday - LGMS year end BBQ.  Thank you SO MUCH to our parent council for supporting this great end of year event.
 - Friday 9:00 LGMS awards assembly.  Dismissal at noon.  Report cards available online.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Tomorrow is National Aboriginal Day!
Our grade fives will be heading downtown to take in the festivities around 9:30 and returning before lunch.  Please join us if you can  :)
Please expect to begin seeing school supplies coming home over the next week.  In an effort to make getting things home the last day easier some items will be trickling home as we finish using them.

There will be no more weekly homework assignments, so last night you should have seen the spelling and math weekly duotangs come home.  Expect also to see the very important portfolios make their way home the end of this week or beginning of next week.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

What a wonderful Wetland experience that we had.
A few highlights from the students pond dipping: lots of leeches and shrimp with some caddisfly and dragonfly nymphs, as well as a few predacious diving beetle larva and whirligig beetles.  As well there were a number of killdeer, ducks, and a pair of loons in the pond today!  To see all of our pictures please follow the link to our Wetland Pictures.

Take a look at this video of an adaptation race we played today.  Each group had a different adaptation assigned which made it easier (or harder) to participate in this event :)

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Tomorrow is Track and Field!

The track meet starts with a short welcome and general overview of the rules of the day at 10:45  in the center of the track.  Students should come prepared to stay outside for the whole day that means hat, sunscreen, food and lots of water. 

Monday, 12 June 2017

This week's a busy one!  Take a look at the main things you need to know.

Tuesday: All library books to be returned to the library after lunch.
Wednesday: Track and field.  Runs from after first recess until the end of the day.
Thursday: Wetland field trip.  Students need a backpack with a bag lunch, appropriate clothing for all day outside (plus rain gear just in case), rubber boots and sunscreen/bug spray may be good ideas too.  Thank you to our 5 parent volunteers joining on this trip as well!!

Additional notes: There will be no math weekly assignment this week and the final reading record assignment was handed out today but won't be due back until Friday the 23rd (since we will be missing some of our daily reading times)

Finally - we have started our health topic of Body Sciences.  Today we talked about puberty in general and what changes happen to boys, girls and both.  There was not a hand out for this class but you may start getting more questions at home.  In the classroom we also have an anonymous question box where students can ask their questions.  I will address any relevant questions during a later health period.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Welcome to June!  Important dates for this week:

  • Wednesday book orders are due
  • Friday math weekly #12 is due
Most everyone has now started doing a little car building in class as well.  (You should receive your receipts for the car supplies that you purchased tonight)

Please remember that there are probably supplies that you have at home that can help such as: plastic lids for wheels, wooden BBQ skewers for axles, drinking straws, cardboard or coroplast, elastics... 

A reminder also that students each need a shoebox or small reusable bag to keep their car body and car parts safe during building.
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Final book orders of the year are due back this Wednesday.
Payment can be made by VISA online or send in a cheque to Scholastic with your order.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Electric car supply orders have arrived!  A small, reusable bag (think Lululemon size) or a shoe box are needed to keep everyone's supplies in one place (if you have extras that would be great if you're willing to share).

Also, if you have been collecting supplies to build car bodies, please send those in at the same time.
Coming home tonight:

  1. Final book orders of the year.  Due back by next Wednesday at the latest.
  2. Health permission form (Body Science/Human sexuality).  Please return with a signature by next Wednesday as well.  Give me a call or stop by the classroom if you have any concerns or you would like to talk about this.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Image result for pond clipart  New wetland field trip date is June 15th.
Can you help by volunteering to be a group leader that day?  We will be leaving from the school just after attendance and returning just before the end of the school day.  You would need a bag lunch, rain boots and clothing appropriate to the weather (which we'll hope is a lot better then what happened last time!)
Please send me an email or a note in your child's agenda if you can come along. 
We'd love to have you!
* We are back on schedule with a full week of school so new reading records have been handed out and need to be completed and handed in by next Monday.  Just a reminder that these are one way to show understanding of books that students are choosing for themselves so I am looking for answers that are as complete and specific as possible.  There will only be a couple more this year so I've asked everyone to really focus and do their very best on them *

Thursday: Science electricity and magnetism exam - please see the study guide handed out earlier last week and the study notes in Drive and posted on the blog last Friday.

Friday: Spelling test and assignment #2 are due Friday morning.

Friday, 26 May 2017

We've been working in study groups in class to help each other prepare and collect information to practice for our science test next Thursday. These study notes help to address the main points from the study guide. I've also added quite a few comments to direct students to give more information, or to help them focus on the right pages of notes during their independent study.
If you are studying at home these can be a big help for you.  Please follow the links below to any of these guides:
Group 1 Study Notes
Group 2 Study Notes
Group 3 Study Notes
Group 4 Study Notes

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Next Thursday, June 1st students will have a unit test for our electricity and magnetism unit.  Today we will be working in study groups to collect the most important pieces of information from our units and notes and we will be working together to check for accuracy.  Once groups finish these notes they will be available to everyone.  Each student was also provided with a study guide to help them to prepare at home. All the information that they need (at our grade level) is based on the notes and labs we complete in science class. Parent help with study skills and quizzing are always greatly appreciated!
Electricity & Magnetism Study guide

  • What is a magnetic field?  What does it look like around a bar magnet and a horseshoe magnet?
  • Can a magnet be created? How?
  • Given a situation (described or pictured) tell why it is dangerous and what you should do to be safe? (look back at your Safety Rules worksheet)
  • What is an insulator? A conductor? (be able to give examples of each)
 A circuit? A current?
  • What type of circuit must you have for electricity to flow through it?
  • What direction does current flow?
  • Given a picture of a circuit tell me if the light will turn on.
  • Know the symbolic way of diagramming parts of a circuit. (circuit symbols)
  • Explain what a switch is, how it works and one way of making one.
  • What is a series circuit? How does it work? What are some uses for it? (advantages, disadvantages)
  • What is a parallel circuit? How does it work? What are some uses for it? (advantages, disadvantages)

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

This week's important dates and deadlines
  • Please remember to send in electric car part orders tomorrow (I doubled checked with our fabulous office staff and though cheques are preferable we can also accept exact change).
  • There will be no new reading records or spelling this week due to the short week but story good copies need to be finished by Thursday at the very latest.
  • Thursday is also instrument tryout day in music class!
Hi everyone.  I am VERY sorry to say that the weather is choosing not to agree with us for our wetland trip tomorrow.  We have confirmed with Kananaskis as well that we can rebook for the alternate date of June 15th.  Let's all cross our fingers for a sunny clear day instead.

Attached is the actual weather warning in effect so that you can understand our reason for cancelling.  Volunteers - I am so SORRY!  I hope that you can make it work to join us on the 15th instead.  If not, please let me know as soon as possible.

Thank you to everyone for your flexibility.

Special weather statement in effect for:
  • Kananaskis Improvement District near Highwood House
  • Kananaskis Improvement District near Kananaskis Village
  • M.D. of Bighorn near Canmore Exshaw and Ghost Lake
  • M.D. of Bighorn near Ghost River Wilderness
An abrupt change in the weather is coming to most of Alberta tonight into Wednesday.

A strong low pressure system is forecast to develop by this evening west of Edmonton near the BC border. This low will then move east-southeast through the province. As it does so, a big change in the weather will occur.

An area of rain will move into west-central parts of the province on Tuesday night, into the Capital Region by Wednesday morning, and to the Saskatchewan border byWednesday evening. The heaviest rain will extend from Hinton and Grande Prairie eastward to Edmonton, Cold Lake and Lloydminster. Current indications are that rainfall amounts will be in the 30 to 40 mm range, but some areas of 50 to 75 mm are possible, especially with any thunderstorms embedded in the rain.

In addition, higher elevations of the foothills and mountain parks to the west of Edmonton and Calgary may see the precipitation change over to snow late Wednesdayovernight. Current indications are that some parts of these regions may receive 5 to 10 of snow by Wednesday morning.

Finally, this system will bring strong winds to much of the province. Beginning Wednesday afternoon much of east-central Alberta will likely see northerly winds with gusts up to 100 km/h.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

I hope everyone has a sun-filled and fun May long weekend.  A few reminders since there are many important dates next week.

We come back to school Tuesday.
Car supply orders with cheques made out to the school are due Wednesday.
Wednesday is also our Wetland field trip with 5B.  Students will need a bag lunch, a full water bottle, rubber boots and appropriate clothing to be outside all day.

What a great week we'll have!

We were building switches today in Science.  Take a look at our twitter feed to see a few pictures, or follow the link to look at all of the different styles of switches that we created!

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Sent home last night were two very important pages with information about electric car building in grade five. In case you didn't get a chance to see them, here are the same copies.  Please return cheques and order forms by next Wednesday.

Dear Parents and Guardians:
Last week your child participated in a presentation by
George Pastirik of Science Is... The presentation focused on the
final project in our Using Electricity unit, which is building an
electric car.  Through the presentation students learned about basic car
structure, building principals, and they collected ideas for their own car designs.  

All students will be creating their own car during class time.  We will be using primarily recycled items that you could help collect at home (cardboard or coroplast, milk lids, skewers and straws are especially useful).  Other supplies like motors, pulleys and wires are also available to borrow from the school though students are encouraged to purchase their own if they would like to keep the items.

For purchase information and pricing, please see the order form from Science Is…  Please make your cheques payable to the school (we will make one large deposit to George Pastirik after all order forms are received).

You can help  as well by collecting supplies to send in or by volunteering your time (and glue gun) to come and help in our classroom once we start building. If you are interested in joining us, please contact your child’s teacher.

Please return your completed order form and a cheque made out to our school by May 24th if you plan to order supplies.

Thank you!