Month: April 2015

Earth Day

For Earth Day, Pythagoras Academy students decorated paper bags to be used by our local Market Place IGA grocery store on April 22nd.   A letter to Mother Earth         April 21, 2015   Dear Mother Earth, I am sorry to hear that you are in danger. I will ride my bicycle …

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Class Buddies

  Ms. Beukman’s grade one class and Ms. Foster’s Michelangelo class are buddies! Both classes are learning about the rainforest and met to do some reading of a variety of rainforest books. This has been a great way to connect the elementary and junior kindergarten sides of Pythagoras Academy!

Geometry in Math

Ms. Beukman’s grade one class has been studying geometry in math. Students have learned about 2-D shapes and 3-D objects and can name the shapes, classify them by attributes, and create shapes themselves.


  In science, the grade five students conducted an investigation about mining by using chocolate chip cookies to determine if they could open and operate a chocolate chip mine that would make money. In this activity, they were considering the questions that mining companies have to ask before a mine is opened.

Dr. Seuss’s birthday

    Monday, March 2 was Dr. Seuss’s birthday. He would have been 104! Both Ms. Beukman and Ms. Simpson grade one classes celebrated this famous author’s birthday by having a morning of 5 stations: designing socks, playing math games, reading books by Dr. Seuss, playing with “oobleck”, and making cat in the hat hats. The …

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Easter Math

  The Donatello group in the Junior Kindergarten received a plastic Easter egg with jelly beans inside. With a partner, they created a bar graph according to the colour of jelly beans they received. When they completed the graph, students divided the jelly beans in half to share with their partner!

Math Challenge

   In Ms Tivy’s math challenge group, students picked a real life a structure to recreate in the measurement unit. They learned how to measure to find the perimeter and area of their buildings.