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On Thursday, April 16th, the Grade 3-6 students were very excited to go skating at the Richmond Oval. We were invited by 2 River Green for free skate and the opportunity to see Olympic skater and world champion Patrick Chan. A great time was had by all.

Grade 3-4 Class Quotes:

Lukas-“Patrick Chan was very good on the ice.”

Michelle-“He did flips and spins on the ice, wow!”

Maddie-“Everyone got a free t-shirt and autographed picture.”

Jake-“There were 3 rules for us.

  1. No pushing
  2. No running
  3. Wear a helmet”

Tony Z-“We watched the Patrick Chan performance. He was a world champion for three years. He did lots of amazing moves in the performance. He spun in the air for 3 seconds.”

Jacob-“I think Patrick Chan is a cool guy.”

Vinna-“While we were eating a snack we got to see a performance of Patrick Chan and other figure skaters.”

Jason-“My favourite part was when he was dancing on the ice.”

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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 instead of a car.

I will not waste water. I will recycle my paper.

I will try my best to protect you.




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Ms. Simpson’s grade one class created sprout houses.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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 morning ended with a read aloud of the story Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss and the students ate green eggs and ham!

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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!

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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.