Room 22 has been asking some questions about water recently. We’ve learned that rivers, lakes and streams contain freshwater and oceans and seas have saltwater. We read about how when water evaporates and the salt stays in the oceans and it only rains freshwater. We wanted to know what happens to objects in saltwater and freshwater? It turns out many objects end up floating when they are placed in saltwater. Our next question is why??
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