Our grade 4 and 5 students recently took a trip to the Richmond Library. Our students all got a library card and are excited to use them for their upcoming inquiry report!
Grade 2’s science classes are a lot of fun. In Ms. Smith’s class students investigated the layers of the Earth. The students used marshmallows, cereal, chocolate chips and cookie crumbs to make four layers of earth. In Ms. Adams’s class students were learning about the states of water: solid- ice, liquid- water and gas- water vapour and the words to describe the changes in state- freezing/melting and evaporation/condensation. They made ice lollies from fruit juice to investigate the difference between liquid and solid and their volumes. Students also learned about the water cycle and how these state changes cause different types of precipitation such as rain, snow, hail and sleet. They even made it rain in the classroom by boiling water in the kettle and catching the water vapour in a bucket. Condensation occurred and caused ‘raindrops’!
Students got to eat their work afterwards, yum!
The students in grades 5, 6 and 7 participated in a Canada wide student vote for the upcoming student election on October 19th.
Our after school interest clubs are in full swing. Among our varied and exciting clubs, the students are learning to plant and maintain a healthy garden and in our chess club, the students are practicing their skills and learning strategies for a successful game.
Every student is required to produce a Visual Journal for the year as part of the arts integration. These are some examples of their Visual Journals in progress. The students are collecting excerpts of work that they are proud of to reflect what they are learning this term.
Our grade 3 students researched major components of the Universe and our Solar System and presented their findings. The origins of a black hole, facts about the Sun and what constitutes Neptune were eye-opening and informative!