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skating with our reading buddies!
The grade 3 students in Mrs. Brown's class and the grade 8 students in Ms. Grodecki's class had a fabulous time this morning skating together! I wonder what our 2 classes can do together next!
Our new Science unit has us learning about structures. What better way to introduce it then to build a structure with playing cards! :)
We all knew that we could eat our vegetables but did you also know that we can DRINK our vegetables?! Today we harvested our Tower Garden and took those vegtables and made juices with them. Students worked in small groups to create different recipes. Then they brought in extra fruits and vegetable to help bulk up and sweeten up our juices. Then all that was left was to juice and drink. THe students were amazed at how yummy their juices tasted. Check out our pictures to see how our day went!
So did your child come home today telling you that they played with REAL BONES!?! If they did they weren't lying! Hands-on learning is always fun and exciting so we try to do it as often as possible.
Country research project
Check out the countries my students and researched. Maybe you can learn something from them!
learning about soil through art
It's always fun to learn, but when you can learn by being creative it's even more fun. Over the past 2 weeks we have had a local artist visit our classroom to teach us about soil layers through art. The results were amazing!
muffins and books...books and muffins
To help celebrate Education Week, Hawrylak students in grades 3 and under took party in a Muffins and Books morning. Parents and students were invited to come to the school to have a muffin and a juice box (of coffee) and to sit together and read. We had a fabulous turn-out. Thank you to all who were able to attend.
It has been just over a month since we planted the seeds for our Tower Garden and today was the day we got to do our first harvest. We grew different kinds of lettuce and kale this time so what better way to eat them than at a Salad Party! All the students were given a job, whether it was to harvest the salad greens, wash and prepare the salad greens, or set the table. The fourth job was to help bake bannock which we thought was another wonderful treat to have with our salads. The students really enjoyed this day and so did the many parents that came to help. Please enjoy the slide showing exactly how much fun we had!!
Learning about plants and animals
Today we are showing our learning using a Venn Diagram! We are looking at what both plants and animals need to survive.
Our Tower Garden
The first thing you might be wondering is "What IS a Tower Garden?" Well, if you ask the students in my classroom they will tell you it is a vertical aeroponic growing system. This means that we are growing using air, water, and sunlight but NO SOIL! Our class is one of very few in the city that are getting the opportunity to use this new futuristic way of growing and we get to do it ALL YEAR! Check out the pictures below of us getting the Tower Garden ready. First we take a basket and put a square piece of rockwool in it. The rockwool has a small hole in the top to hold the seeds. We place the seeds in the hole and then cover them with vermiculite. We then take the basket and place it into the tower. Our tower is set on timers so that the water runs for 15 minutes and then switched of for 45. We also have lights on our tower to act as sunlight. The lights are set to shine on the plants for 14 hours a day. You can see our Tower Garden any time as it is located int eh schools Shared Learning Area for all to enjoy!
Welcome Ms. A! She is the new Educational Assistant who is working in our classroom!
Hello! I'm Mrs. Brown and this is my beloved dog Jake! Welcome to my classroom!