January was a great month. One of our favourite days this month was the Bannock Making and Voyageur Day! In the morning Room 28 helped us make the bannock and we loved cooking it over the campfire. In the afternoon at the Voyageur Day, the Grade 6 students were in charge of teaching the students the games and making sure that everyone was participating and having fun. The Grade 5s were team leaders. They made sure that their team went to the correct stations. The Grade 4s were great role models for the younger students on their teams! We enjoyed all of the activities and had a lot of fun being outside!
Another activity we enjoyed this month was making hot dogs for the entire school! As a fundraiser for the Grade 5/6 Camp our class organized the Hot Dog Lunch. We labelled lunch bags in the days leading up to the sale. The day of the sale we had an assembly line of workers packing the bags with juice and cookies. Some kids wrapped all of the hot dogs and we packed those in the bags as well. We rushed to deliver the lunches to the classrooms before the bell. It was a huge success!
Our class finished up a study of Space in January. In December the Expert Groups taught their lessons and made their presentations in the last week of school. In January we followed up our learning by answering our big questions in our Science Journals.
This month we have been learning about different foods and shelters from around the world. We have looked at lots of different kinds of houses. Some look very cool to live in! We’ve seen recipes from far away places. Some looked delicious, but some we would be too scared to try!
This month, we started out by sharing our passion project to parents, teachers and students from both rooms 28 and 27. Everyone learned lots of new things! Many parents had positive feedback to give to their children and other students.
Next up, we had a presentation from CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind). A woman named Brianna visited us, and shared with us what it is like to be blind. She answered ALL of our questions, and we had lots. She even made every student from room 28 and 27 a card in braille that said our name and a message on it (it was: if you can read this message you can read the braille alphabet).
Then we held a festival day at our school. In the morning, room 28 had every class come down so we could teach them how to make bannock. In the afternoon we had the festival part which was named Festival du Voyageur, which was for grades K-4. Grade 6 students set up the stations and were running the stations, and grade 5 students were the leaders of the groups.
That’s all we had for this month. We hope we will have a great February because we leave for Camp Cedarwood on the 26th! We are so excited!
By Ivy and Lior
Wolves howl to speak to each other and they can find their pack. A pack is a group of wolves. They hunt big animals such as moose, deer and elk. They also eat jack rabbits, fish, foxes, rabbits, and mountain goats and sheep.
Wolves live in Alberta, British Columbia, in the Arctic, the mountains, and forests. They make a den that looks like a cave to live in and also to raise their pups.
Wolves have two different types of fur. One kind to keep them warm in the winter and one kind of fur to keep them cool in the summer. Their fur changes colour in the spring and fall to help them camouflage.
They use their sharp teeth when eating their prey. They make the food soft with their teeth so their pups can eat it. Pups don’t have sharp enough teeth.
Wolves have a good sense of hearing and a good sense of smell. They can smell their prey from far away.
In January we created Minecraft pictures as part of our learning about measurement and area. We also planned a tropical theme day and participated in Festival Du Voyageur games outside. Our most memorable experience was making bannock with Room 28. We loved making bannock outside in the snow and baking it in the fire. The bannock tasted REALLY good and we enjoyed eating it. Do you know what’s funny? The snow was so cold, but the bannock made us feel warm. We appreciated the helpers outside because without them we would not have been able to make bannock. It was a nice celebration and we hope we can make bannock again.
During the month of January, we have been really busy. We have been reading and writing a lot in both Spanish and English. In math, we finished our subtraction unit and started our 2D unit. We have been adding to our penguin inquiry project little by little. We had a great time at MTYP watching the play “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.” We made Bannock and participated in the Festival Du Voyageur games. What a great month!
From: Room 12
Historia de Enero
Durante el mes de enero, hemos estado muy ocupados. Hemos estado leyendo y escribiendo mucho en español e inglés. En matemáticas, terminamos nuestra unidad de sustracción y comenzamos nuestra unidad de formas 2D. Hemos estado agregando poco a poco a nuestro proyecto de investigación de pingüinos. Nos lo pasamos genial en MTYP viendo la obra “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe”. Hicimos Bannock y participamos en los juegos del Festival Du Voyageur. ¡Qué gran mes!
De: Cuarto 12
Birds have different kinds of feathers such as, tail feathers, cover feathers, flight feathers and down feathers. Owls grow flight feathers when they are fledglings. That is when they learn to fly.
Birds eat different things such as, worms, smaller birds, eggs, fish, seeds, nuts.
Not all birds are good at flying. Penguins, ostriches and chickens don’t fly.
Raptor birds like hawks, eagles, owls and falcons need to live high in a tree, or on a rocky cliff so they can look down on their prey. They swoop down on their prey. Owls like to eat rats, mice and other small animals. Then they throw up something called a pellet which has bones and fur that the owl cannot digest.
Birds like Canada Geese, loons and ducks live in wetlands. They make their nests in the grasses surrounding the wetland.
Some birds migrate from north to south in the winter because they don’t like the cold and it’s difficult to find food.
Every bird starts off as an egg. Birds are oviparous. Baby birds are called chicks. When owls grow a bit more and begin to change they are called owlets. When they begin to fly they are known as fledglings. Finally, they become adults.