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.