We are learning all about measurement in Room 21. Did you know that the tip of your pinky finger is about 1 centimetre wide? This fact has helped us with our estimation skills. We have also been learning the difference between reasonable estimates and unreasonable estimates. The more experience we have measuring objects, the more reasonable our estimates are. The best part of learning about measurement is working with partners and measuring objects outside. Things get a little tricky when it is windy outside, but we get to work in teams and enjoy the fresh air! If you need help measuring something, come see the students in Room 21!
This piece of writing was written by Kiowa and Misha in Room 23. In it they explain how our class conducted this tasty experiment!
On the tenth some of our amazing students participated in the Honor Choir, and I’m sure wedid an amazing job! The next day we had a soapstone carving session with Michael Many Eagles. We made carvings that we could wear as necklaces. It made a lot of white dust on the floor when we sanded the soapstone. Everyone really liked doing it. It was a fun time!
We’ve also been trying to get outside more this month. We’ve been taking our books outside to read, and learning about directions and space topics while sitting by the trees in the dog park. We are hoping to do an Outdoor Challenge day in June where we spend all day learning outside.
Room 28 also participated in Mini Olympics. Not everyone won but I hope everyone
had fun! The next day was the closing ceremonies that Room 28 also went to. A few of Room 28 students went to the divisional track meet. Hopefully people found that fun too.
We hope Rhianna, Aynsley, Callum, and John had great birthdays this month. The month of May has been a fun one and hopefully June will also be!
During the month of April, our class learned all about Community Helpers! The morning class got a visit from a Winnipeg Transit bus driver and a Canada Post worker. Mrs. Kanaski forgot to take any pictures because she was so excited and interested in what our visitors had to say! The afternoon class got a visit from a City of Winnipeg paramedic driving the Major Incident Response Vehicle. We had a fun time exploring all of the different materials that paramedics use.
We have had a very busy month of learning. We started working in groups studying different cities in Manitoba. We chose these cities because they are close to the biomes that we had been studying. Group work was fun but very challenging!
We have been been working very hard on our water inquiry unit. We conducted experiments to see how hard it is to clean polluted water. We watched videos on the impact of pollution on the environment and learned where our flushed water goes and where our tap water comes from. We did the We Walk for Water because girls in Africa have to walk a long way for clean water.
We have been working really hard on our reading and writing. We started a writer’s workshop and hope to have a Room 25 published book at the end of the year.
We have been closely following the Jets! Having whiteouts for every game day. Go Jets Go!!!
By Absar, Sasha, Ethan and Abass
We started a new round of Passion Projects. Some of the topics are animals, sports, Ancient Greece and many more. We still have 6 more weeks left to finish our final project.
The Grade 5 Math class is doing Area and Perimeter and the Grade 4 class started their unit on long division. Grade 6 is doing area Perimeter, Area and Volume.
We’ve started to work on weather and Ojibway words like “aabawaa” which means its warm. A very funny one gichinoodin that means really windy. We have learned it with Ms. Spring, aka Mrs Ziigwan.
We have been looking at ways humans affect water. We did an experiment on oil spills and tried several methods to clean them up.
We ended April with the We Walk for Water. We walked with our buddies and carried water. We hope we raised awareness about how many places in the world do not have access to water.
By Zia, Taya, Riley and Kolby