December 5

Room 14 Visits our Maker Space

Kindergarten worked very hard this past month to by putting together syllables to make new words.  We have had a lot of fun playing our number counting game; we are now able to count to 20 with ease! This month was especially memorable because we had the chance to visit our Maker Space, where we discovered our Lego Wall, magnet kit, cups stacking centre and window drawing.

We are looking forward to our upcoming assembly, as we will have the chance to share some of our talents and skills in Spanish to the rest of the student body.


El Kinder trabajó muy duro el mes pasado comenzando con el proceso de juntar sílabas para hacer nuevas palabras. Nos hemos divertido mucho jugando nuestro juego de números; ¡ahora podemos contar hasta 20 con facilidad! Este mes fue especialmente memorable porque tuvimos la oportunidad de visitar nuestro Maker Space, donde descubrimos nuestro Lego Wall, el kit de imán, el centro de vasos y el dibujo en la ventana.

Estamos esperando nuestra próxima asamblea, ya que tendremos la oportunidad de compartir algunos de nuestros talentos y habilidades en español para el resto del cuerpo estudiantil.

November 29

Room 21: Will Marty Be Able To Keep His Secret?

During the month of November we finished the book Shiloh written by Phyllis Raynolds Naylor.  The book is about a beagle named Shiloh who is found wandering around by a boy named Marty.  Judd Travers owns Shiloh, but he doesn’t treat him right.  He even names his dogs by numbers and hurts them if they don’t do something right.  Marty secretly hides Shiloh for weeks and decides to not give him back.  Will Marty be able to keep his secret and keep Shiloh? You will have to read to find out!

After finishing the book, we had a pajama and stuffy day. We set up our chairs like a movie theatre and watched the Shiloh movie in our classroom.  We found a lot of similarities and differences between the book and the movie.  Overall we really enjoyed watching the movie because the characters came to life! Here are some thoughts from the students in Room 21:

“I liked the details of the book” – Kieran

“I really liked the book you should read it” – Issett

“It’s really sad, but there are some happy moments” – Lola

“The cover of the book caught my attention” – Leo

“If you enjoy books about animals I think you will enjoy this book too”– Victoria

“I liked the movie and there was some action in the book that I liked.  I liked most of it” – Noah

“If you like suspenseful books then you will like this one” – Odin

“If you really like dogs and want to read stories about them this is your book to read” – Sebastian

“I loved the name Shiloh” – Paige

“I thought the movie was more serious than the book” – Stephanie

“There were some sad parts” – Chloe

“If you are a person who likes dogs this book is right for you” – Anthony

“Everyone in Room 21 liked the book and it was surprising to watch the movie too” – Isabel

“When you read the book once you will want to read over again” – Mariam

“It was a very good book” – Asher

“I liked Shiloh because I like when somebody reads to me” – Ilana

“I liked the part when they saved Shiloh” – Aiman

“I didn’t like the part when Shiloh got into a fight with a German Sheppard” – Livia

Thank you for reading Room 21 news.  We hope you will give the book Shiloh a try!


From The Students in Room 21

November 29

Room 12 Becoming Penguin Experts

During the month of November, in room 12, we talked a lot about Remembrance Day. We wrote about what we remember during Remembrance Day. We decorated poppies for our school assembly. Veteran Art Brown visited our classroom and talked about his experience and answered our questions.

We also have started our new theme….. Penguins! We came up with ideas about what we know about Penguins and wrote about it in Spanish. We are very excited to learn more about Penguins! 🐧


Room 12


Durante el mes de noviembre, en el cuarto 12, hablamos mucho sobre el Día de la Recordación. Escribimos sobre lo que recordamos durante el Día de la Recordación. Decoramos amapolas para nuestra asamblea. Veteran Art Brown visitó nuestra clase y habló sobre su experiencia y respondió nuestras preguntas.


También hemos comenzado nuestro nuevo tema ….. ¡Pingüinos! Se nos ocurrieron ideas sobre lo que sabemos sobre los pingüinos y escribimos sobre ellos en español. ¡Estamos muy emocionados de aprender más sobre los pingüinos! 🐧



Cuarto 12



November 29

Room 13’s 3D Shapes

This month we have been learning all about 2D shapes and 3D objects.  We know how to compare them by size, shape and colour.  We collected different 3D shapes to build something for our class. We voted to build a car.  We aren’t quite finished yet but it’s looking good so far! We have been practicing our 3D shapes poem a lot. Some of us are even able to read it all by ourselves!


November 29

Room 27: November was an Exciting Month

Wow, we have done a lot of exciting things this month!  For instance we have started working in expert groups as part of our study of Earth and the Solar System.  There are six groups:  the sun, constellations, the stars, asteroids and comets, personned and unpersonned space travel (we don’t like manned and unmanned) and the moon.  No, actually we mean moons (plural).


In the Grade 6 Math class we have been working on Heads and Legs problems.  We are also working on integers and made a giant number line with both positive and negative numbers.  The Grade 5s are working on multiplication and division.  Our Grade 4s are busy solving area and perimeter questions.


Room 27 had three members of the Earl Grey Eagles for Equality attend Everybody has the Right held at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.  We did several activities on the topic of belonging.


There are many patrols and CMs in our class that went roller-skating or roller blading at Wheelies this month. Many of us fell but we still had fun!


We are happy to have Ms. Spring as a student teacher in our classroom!


Written by: Emma, Freya, Isabella and Olivia




November 10

October was a Great Month in Junior High!

October has been a fun and exciting month in Junior High. In science, to learn about cells, we were asked to create cell models. Everyone was very creative when making their models, some groups even made their models edible! Overall it was a great and tasty way to learn about cells. Lately, in math we have been learning about fractions, so to end it all off, we made fractional cupcakes! Baking has many fractions involved, as we learned when we baked the cupcakes, so it was a great way to finish off the fractions lesson. Meanwhile, in language arts we have just finished the riveting story of The Outsiders, by S.E Hinton. We made news broadcasts based on the story and we are now learning about the literary devices and how each story uses them uniquely. In social studies class we have been taking notes and studying up for a test, we also recently started learning about the Treaties that played a huge part in shaping Canada to be what it is today. Finally, many of the junior high students, along with our Earl Grey Eagles For Equality, took a trip to the Bell MTS centre for WE day! WE day was definitely a fun and inspiring experience, we got to hear stories from people who have decided to make a difference in our world, and we were inspired to make a difference as well!

October was a great month here in Junior high, we can’t wait to see how exciting November will be!

Student Writer: Eniola

November 2

Room 22 Thankful for our Community!!!

For our final project in our inquiry on our local community, Room 22 decided to make a map of all the features of our community. We had a great time remembering all of the highlights from our community walk including our school, restaurants and other businesses on Corydon, Laverendrye School, houses, apartments, bus stops and even the people. We talked about how important each feature of our community is and how people can help others in the community including helping our neighbours look for a lost pet and cleaning up the environment. We know that a community is a place where people live, work and play and we’re happy to be an important part of ours.


October 31

Room 25 October Story

It has been a fantastic month in room 25! We have continued to study Manitoba in Social Studies and have just completed mini-projects on famous Manitobans. We were surprised to find so many athletes, artists, actors, politicians and other fascinating people come from Manitoba!

In Science, we have begun studying the properties and characteristics of sound waves. We are eager to learn more on our field trip this Friday to the Manitoba Museum.

In Math, the Grade 4s have had our final quiz on data management, graphing and interpreting graph data. We have begun learning about measurement and will continue learning this topic well into November. In math, the Grade 5s have been working on multi-digit subtraction with regrouping and multiplication. Both grades have continued to work on “Spirit of Math” drills.

In gym we have started learning volleyball skills and have been tested on basic movement skills. In French we are playing learning games and expanding our French language vocabulary. In Music we have already started preparing for our Winter concert! In Art we have done some painting, sketching and even created a picture with an optical illusion! Our class has now started Dance with Ms. Hamulka and some students have some serious skills!

Halloween finally arrived and our class watched a spooky movie and ate a TON of snacks. We would like to thank all the parents who sent in food for our party! It is getting cold and Fall is slowly slipping away and Winter is coming! We are looking forward to snowmen and building forts even if it means coats and toques!

October 31

Room 28 Busy with Passion Projects, Kingdoms and a Global Read Around

At the beginning of October we started our passion projects. We have to research something we are passionate about, for example, Afolabi is studying the planet Kepler 186f, Ivy is studying how basketball started, and Rhianna is studying how to have confidence.

In science we started learning about the five kingdoms, Monera, Fungi, Protista, Plants, and Animals. Here’s an example for monera: Streptococcus, and here’s one for protist: Trypanosoma. We also had a student come from the University of Manitoba WISE Kid-Netic Energy Program to teach us about Manitoba wildlife. First, we had to search for footprints around the room, and match the number on the footprint to the animal we thought made it. Next we had to put on gloves and use a special instrument to cut open an owl pellet.  That is the parts of the animals an owl eats that the owl can’t digest (fur and bones). We were surprised that the pellet was so round. It kind of smelled bad, but inside it was interesting. Avin and Lior found a skull of a vole. We had to use a diagram to figure out which bones we found.

The Winnipeg Humane Society also came to visit our school. They showed us the different dog emotions and how they do behaviour assessments.

In writing we have been working on researching organisms that are threatened and endangered in Manitoba. We also started reading the book “All Long Walk to Water” by Linda Sue Park and we did a google hangout with a school in Ottawa and a school in Chicago. They are also reading the book as part of the Global Read Aloud project.


By the students of Room 28