Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The Grade 5 & 6 students started patrolling last week. A police officer from the Winnipeg Police Service came to the school to train and talk with students about their responsibilities. 

Three patrols will be in the drop off loop in the mornings and after school. Two other students will we patrolling at the crosswalk after school. When it is your child's turn to patrol in the morning, please have them at the school by 8:30. They are very excited about their New responsibility.

Monday, September 25, 2017

The Grade 5/6 class was able to learn about food production last week on our field trip. Students were able to crush canola seeds to get oil and make their own flour from wheat.

Students were able to participate in an activity that showed how farmers manage their money and all the extra things they need to do besides planting and harvesting their crops.
Students were given the chance to see how large scale factory farms raise their animals for food production.

We discussed the types of nutrients found in soil and types of fertilizers that are put on the fields.
A beekeeper spoke with students about how important bees are in food production and the role they play.

Students earned tickets throughout the day for participating. They were able to bid on cookies in a lunch hour auction.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

This week the Grade 5 & 6's have been learning about variables. They have been trying to figure out the unknown number in an equation.
We have been reviewing the world map and the map of Canada, and locating specific parts and places on these maps.
Identifying the equator and the prime meridian for example, are important first steps when working with maps.
The class has been reviewing PAX. We have been discussing what it looks like and feels like in the classroom, and how we can be good PAX leaders.
Students had a great time learning about agriculture today on our field trip! I will share more about this next week on our blog and include pictures.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Welcome back everyone!
It was so nice to see everyone again and to begin to get to know each other. We have done some fun ice breaker activities, talked about expectations for the year, and have started reviewing our math skills. 
A few notes have gone home already, explaining a few things. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me at jwhitney@bsls.ca