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