Monday, 29 February 2016

Leap Day

A little introduction into why we have leap years.

This one is from 2012 but it explains Leap Day VERY well. 

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Canada Is...

In social studies, our grade 3s will be learning about Living and Working In Ontario and our grade 4s will be learning about Canada.

Please visit our social studies page on our class website more information regarding this topics.

Below is a great Michael Mitchell song to get us excited about our new units of study.

Friday, 26 February 2016

Episode 5 - Growth Mindset

In the final episode of this Growth Mindset series, see how Mojo puts it all together.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Monday, 22 February 2016

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Beatrice's Goat - Lenten Coin Drive

Just a reminder that we are participating in a Lenten Coin Drive in an effort to buy a couple of goats to be donated to families in need in Africa. So far we have collected over $70, the cost of one goat is $50. We are off to a terrific start!

To learn a little bit more about how a goat can help a family living in poverty, we read the story Beatrice's Goat. Please discuss this story with your child and let them teach you how receiving a goat changed Beatrice's life.

As a follow up activity, we watched this 60 Minutes interview with Beatrice Biira, the real life main character from Beatrice's Goat. Please take a few moments to watch and reflect on how your donation can make a tremendous difference for a family in need. 

Friday, 19 February 2016

Episode 2 - Growth Mindset

Another great lesson in Growth Mindset. Mistakes are there to help us learn.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Great Growth Mindset Video

A great reminder that our brain is like any muscle in our body, the harder we work it, the stronger it gets. 

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Coin Drive Success

Only one day into our coin drive and we have already raised enough money to buy one goat. Who knows how many goats we will be able to buy by the end of Lent. 

Great work Grade 3/4, keep it up!

Literacy Centres

Hard at work at our centres.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Lenten Coin Drive

When we act together, we change the world. During the Lenten season our class will be participating in a coin drive to support the Free The Children Foundation. The goal of this organization is to empower families in developing countries to transform their lives and lift themselves out of poverty.

Our hope, as a class, is to raise $50.00 so we can purchase a dairy goat for a family in need. By providing a dairy goat, the family will gain a source of nutritious milk and sustainable income. This will open a world of possibilities for a deserving family.

Any support you can provide to this valuable mission would be greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Mardi Gras Masks

While learning a bit about the history and traditions about Mardi Gras, we thought it would be fun to make some masks.