April 9

Room 15: Our Weather Station

Lion weather is called lion weather because lions are very tough. Lion weather can be stormy, windy, or rainy. Lamb weather is very nice like lambs. Lamb weather is sunny. It can be blue sky and have no clouds or white fluffy clouds. – Brody

 

I painted the weather station. I like to play in the weather station. – Jaxson

I used lots of paint. – Charlie

 

I made a rainbow! It is colourful. – Alexa

The colours in the rainbow are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and purple. Roy G. Biv is an elf that lives in the rainbow. He helps me remember the colour order. – Maggie

 

I painted a sun for our weather station. Sunny weather is my favourite. – Lily

 

We coloured the map for the meteorologist. It was a map of Canada. We live in Manitoba. – Logan

 

I work at a weather station. I tell everybody what to wear for the day. – Talon

 

Snow comes out of the clouds. – Dmittri

 

We sang weather songs for the assembly. I wore a cloud. I like sunny weather. – Sage

 

I am dressing the weather bear for the weather. The bear wears different clothes in different seasons. My favourite season is summer. – Meagan

 

I helped make the weather binoculars. Scientists use binoculars. – Salam

 

April 5

Junior High @ Earl Grey

The junior highs have been busy at work for the past month. In math, the junior highs

have started working with integers, the grade 7’s learning how to add and subtract with

integers and the grade 8’s learning how to multiply and divide. In science we have

been working with solutions and mixtures.  In language arts, we finished the novel

Red Wolf and wrote an argumentative essay to answer in response to the question, “Were

the creation of Indian residential schools an attempt to commit cultural

genocide.” In social studies we have been learning about human rights around the world.

As a concluding assignment, we each picked a person or an event to research, wrote an essay

and had to produce a visual component that summarized the person or event and which

human rights had been violated.

The highlight of the month was the ski trip to holiday mountain on the 7th of March.

Even though we had to get up before the crack of dawn it was worth it. Some people

snowboarded, some people skied while a few spent most of their time in the lodge. There

were several funny moments and we all had a good time.

 

Before going on spring break we had gym riot on the last Thursday. The gym riot was for

grade 5-8 students who were put in 3 teams, The Black Cats, The Gray Wolves and The Red

Phoenix. Some events were for the whole team while some events required the participation

of only some of the team. The last event was the pie eating contest which was dominated by

the girls.

April 5

Room 13 Learned About Colours

This month we learned all about colours! Did you know that primary colours cannot be made by mixing other colours together? Secondary colours are the colours we make from mixing two primary colours together.  When you add white a colour gets lighter and when you add black a colour gets darker.  We tried out making different colours with lots of different paints and we got pretty messy! We had a fun month and enjoyed learning about colours.

-Shared writing by Room 13 a.m. and p.m.

April 5

Room 26: The Day the Books Left

We enjoyed “I Love to Read” month because we REALLY love to read!   We decided to share our love for books at our assembly by performing a play about books!  We worked together to brainstorm the concept for the play and helped create a script.  “The Day the Crayons Left” written by Oliver Jeffers was used for inspiration.  Our play, “The Day the Books Left”, is about eight students and their eight angry books.  The books aren’t treated right, and they have up and left.  The books are angry because their owners were not taking care of them.  They are tired of getting damaged, dirty, and neglected.  The books write letters to their owners communicating their discontent.  The students in the play realize they were wrong and promise to change.  The books eventually come back to be with their owners because they love to be read, and their owners love to read. Everyone had an important role to play in the performance and there was great team work on and off the stage!

 

April 5

Spanish Kindergarten Loved Amazing Corn

During the month of March Spanish Kindergarten had the opportunity to participate on our first field trip of the year.

Spanish Kindergarten had a fantastic time at the corn maze! We had the chance to go up the the huge hill that looked liked a mountain to us. Some fun activities we took part in were the sleigh ride, giant jenga, roasting marshmallows and our favourite activity was making friends with the little barn cat “Todd”.

We can’t wait to see what the rest April has in store for us.

 

April 4

Bravo Earl Grey Choirs!!!

At the beginning of March, the Earl Grey choirs attended the Winnipeg Music Festival for the first time in many years! Our students sang so beautifully, and acted like professionals. We were very proud to have them representing Earl Grey School!

 

Each choir sang two songs, then listened to some comments from the adjudicator.  The adjudicator’s job was to tell the singers what they did well, and how they could improve. The adjudicator also gave each choir a score (gold, silver, bronze, or participation).

 

Here are the results from the adjudicator:

 

The Advanced Choir won a silver medal!

The Grade 1-3 Choir won a silver medal!

The Grade 4-6 Choir won a silver medal!

 

We are very happy with these results! Bravo, Earl grey choirs!

 

If you would like to watch a video of the Earl Grey choirs performing at the Winnipeg Music Festival, please check out the Earl Grey School YouTube channel.

 

April 4

Room 21 Re-Creates Our Community

Our community diorama of Earl Grey was a hit. We worked hard to make sure we added as much details as possible. This included: Earl Grey School, Tim Hortons, Houses, Subway, Esso, Earl Grey C.C, McDonalds, ice rink, and apartments. We had a great time  learning and sharing in our classroom.
Room 21

April 4

March in Room 28

 

March was a great month for Room 28! We did so many amazing things! We had our first Outdoor Session, we made Volcanoes, did chemical change experiments, had student-led conferences and many more exciting and awesome things.

We have started reading a new read aloud book. It’s called “‘Mine!” by Natalie Hyde. It’s about a boy named Chris Dearing, he has to change his family’s luck, and we have to read to find out how. He is on his way to the Yukon now to claim his grandfather’s gold mine. It’s a really great book so far!

In math the grades 4s and 5s have been working on perimeter and area, and we made our dream houses. Some of the plans had things like indoor pools with slides, trampolines, movie rooms and mini restaurants right in the house! Now are working on volume and capacity.

In our outdoor sessions we have been learning how to use hand tools. So far we learned how to use a hand drill, and many of us made a hole that went right through the piece of wood. We also have made shelters. Outdoor sessions are awesome!

In Science, we made volcanoes to make them explode! Did you know that when baking soda and vinegar mix you get foam? That is a chemical change. It smelled disgusting! Making the volcanoes was hard but it was worth it.

In March, Room 28 made our very own dragons. We could use any materials we wanted to design and make the dragons. A lot of people used clay and everyone else used paper and colour pencils. Everyone’s dragons looked really cool!

We have been writing about our cultures and the story behind our names, and right now we are writing about a special meal we have had with a family member. Everyone had such great ideas, and described their food so well. We were all starving when we finished reading!

In March we went to our first outdoor session at Fort Whyte Alive. It was the best day of March. We had lots of fun. We made nature notebooks, learned how to tie knots, and many more things. We liked doing the human camera activity where we got to take pictures of things we noticed in the forest. We even had an hour to explore the forest. There was a snowball fight, people were climbing trees, people found animal tracks, and someone even found a deer’s bed. Thank you to Jimmy, Thomas and Humera, the parent volunteers who came with us. We’re excited to go again in April!

 

 

 

March 21

ROOM 27 MARCH STORY

This week is Spirit Week and we have seen many interesting outfits.  On Wacky Wednesday there were some crazy mixed up costumes.  From our class Evelyn was a milk superhero and Nolan was Gyna,  a made-up entertainer and was very entertaining.  Keziah covered her face in foam stickers and we called them foam pox.  Kalem wore LED glasses and Zia wore shorts on her head.  Asha wore shorts over her pants and two different shoes. Madoka, Stefan, Kenneth, Kadan, Keziah, Ariel, Zia, Asha, Emma, Taya and Alex wore their clothing backwards.  Madex wore an overgrown shirt with two different shoes.  Taya also wore two different shoes.  Ariel and Keziah wore their shoes on the wrong feet.  On Twin Day Saboor didn’t need to wear matching clothes as he already has a twin.  Many of our class dressed as twins and wore hats for  Hat Day.

Earlier this month we went the Winnipeg Music Festival at the Westminster United Church.  Our choir performed two songs and received silver.

 

We also had Student Led Conferences this month.  We did some science experiments.  In one of the experiments we put an antacid tablet in a film container with a bit of water.  The pressure of the gas, carbon dioxide, forced the lid off the film container with a pop!  We scared a few of the parents.  One of the things we shared was our Salvador Dali art.  We also shared our writing pieces and our Book Club book.   Some of us visited the Music Room, French Room the Gym.

As we write this, we are looking forward to the Gym Riot this afternoon and our field trip to Grosvenor School tomorrow to watch the play Torn Through Time.  We are also looking forward to SPRING BREAK!!!!!!!

 

Shared Writing – Written by Room 27 Students

March 21

Room 22: Each Kindness Makes the World Better!

Our class read the book “Each Kindness” by Jacqueline Woodson.  It is about a student who tries to be kind to a group of kids at school and they are not kind in return.  They ignore and make fun instead of trying to be friendly.  The message we discovered from this book is that sometimes you do not get a second chance to be kind to someone.

After reading this book we decided to recognize the kindness in each other.  We do that with a cotton challenge.  Cotton behaviours are things that we do that make us feel good inside like smiling, giving compliments and including others when we play.  Every day we pick one cotton behaviour to focus on.  If we see someone do it, we put a piece of cotton in a jar.  When the jar is full, we celebrate our hard work!  Cotton behaviours make us feel happy!  Kindness helps you to have good relationships with other people.  We encourage you to read this book and we hope you learn a lesson from it too.

“Each kindness makes the whole world a little bit better.”