October 17

Room 24’s review of MTYP’s Snow White


We absolutely loved this rendition of the classic story! It was done with 2 performers, and one musician. They did every character in the entire story, and did an amazing job! It was so engaging and really funny! There was a lot of action and plenty of running around. They even called Mr. Shenkarow old!!! We would highly recommend seeing this play!

Room 24


May 25

Room 27: Level Up Project

Hello, this is Earl Grey School, Room 27. We have been working on the Level up project. Our class understands that some people are less fortunate than us.  So we have been working in MINECRAFT about making Winnipeg more sustainable, affordable and a better place for everyone. Our class focused on more green spaces and less hunger along with homeless shelters, rooftop farming and more gardens. We have added more water fountains and more access to public parks and physical activities such as Baseball,Basketball and Tennis Courts. Our fellow classmates have also been working on houses, gardens, and elderly housing. Another problem we have been working on is good jobs and education for everyone like less expensive colleges or universities and more schools around the city. We believe that we have achieved the goals that we set for ourselves: no homelessness, hunger and no poverty. 


Let’s Build Winnipeg!

May 11

Why We Should Go On More Field Trips

We live in an age where many of us are on screens, not many people are interacting with each other.  But at school we can see our friends and on field trips we can make new friendships with other people.  When it comes to field trips, they don’t always have to be educational. But do you consider learning how to make new friends educational?  Field trips do not always have to be about science, math or writing, it can also be about making learning more fun.  Experiences with other people can be educational and fun. Making memories is important too.  On field trips you can work on team building and exploring the world.  In my opinion, I think we should go on more field trips. If we stay in the classroom all of the time, kids might get bored of learning in the classroom.  Learning can be everywhere, not just in the classroom.  To sum up, I hope I convinced you to take us on more field trips.

P.S. Can we go to a water park because it is summer weather? Please?

Sofia – Room 25

February 13

Room 22 Is Learning About Ruby Bridges

Ruby Bridges

Shared writing by Room 22

Do you know who Ruby Bridges is?  When she was 6 years old she was the first black skinned girl to go to a school that until that day was for white skinned students.  Ruby’s grandmother picked her name but Ruby did not like it because she thought the name was ancient.  Did you know Ruby had to pass a test to get into the school?  She is an intelligent person.  Ruby was driven to school by bodyguards sent by the President of the United States to keep her safe.  Ruby Bridges changed the world for students everywhere!

September 16

Terry Fox Run

We are from Earl Grey School and we are trying to raise a goal of $700 for the Terry Fox Foundation. Did you know that Terry Fox raised over 8 million dollars for Children’s cancer research?  His legacy is still going. We are going to do laps around the school so that we can continue marathon of hope.   Just like his motto says, “Always finish what you started.”

Writers: Willow, Peyton, Juliette, Belle, Kaydie, Shaylee


Our Terry Fox Video

May 13

I Really Enjoyed Mini Olympics!

When the day first started, I felt pretty nervous for some reason. Not that I was worried to do sports and all that. I was scared to lose (Spoiler alert: I got 4th place in almost everything. Heart broken currently). The first thing we did was the 1500m race. The grade 8s were first, followed by grade 7s, 6s, and 5s. Thankfully the boys always ran first so me and my friends had some time to chill. When it was our turn to run, I was slightly terrified, and by the end of all 4 laps around the dog park everyone was pretty much dead and tired. Watching all the younger kids run was crazy to be honest. Some of them are FAST! Seeing them all fall to the ground dramatically with exhaustion was also kind of funny.

While the grade 7, 6, and 5s were still running, grade 8 boys and girls did different activities. Girls did discus and boys did long jump. Discus was pretty hard in my opinion, although some girls could get it spinning quite nicely. By this point it was getting pretty cold with dark clouds and slight wind, but at least it was close to lunch time. At around 11:30 we switched so the girls did long jump. I kind of sucked, but man, not Sadie! She was the best in our class and the whole school! I think she jumped a little over 3 meters! Crazy, right?

During the second half of the day the weather changed completely! It turned hot and the sun was nicely out with no more grey clouds. Which kind of sucked because the last three races (800m, 400m, and 200m) left me the most tired so the heat didn’t help. After those deadly runs we had more calm things like triple jump and shot put. We waited practically eight years to do triple jump which left the sun truly cooking, but at least I didn’t get sunburned (like Riley, who’s skin is now suffering). To be honest triple jump was a bit hard. It was easy in practice but the nerves during actually jumping messed me up. The easiest by far from my experience was shot put. All you really have to do is push, though I was terrified of hitting one of my teachers with it! Then finally after that last activity it was the end of the day. Even with all the leg pain I currently have, I will always remember and associate it with being such a fun day! I really enjoyed Mini Olympics.


Blog Writer: Lola, Grade 8

May 13

Grade 5-8 Mini-Olympic Day

Do you want to know what we did at our Mini-Olympics here at Earl Grey? Here to tell you are the 4 blog writers – Chloe, Victoria, Shay & Natalie from Room 26.  Here is some information about this exciting day.  During the Mini-Olympics we were split into 3 different teams named after countries: Canada, Brazil and Japan.  We started off with a 4 lap run around the dog park which exhausted half the kids.  After the race was finished the girls headed to discus and the boys to long jump. Discus is a skill you can learn anywhere.  The discus gets bigger with each grade you go up by.  You hold the disk with the hand you write with on the bottom and your other hand on the top. For long jump, you run then jump and try to get the farthest. Next was the speed race, you line up with 3 people, teachers are standing at the end and timing each person.  The shortest time wins. Then we had a lunch break which saved us all! But then sadly, we all had to come back at 1:00 for more!  We had to run right after we ate!  It was horrible! Our stomachs were twisting and turning!  Next we did the 2 lap/800 metre race. Then the girls went to triple jump and the boys went to shot put.  At the triple jump, first you start running and then when you get to a certain point you hop, step and jump.  To cool every girl down, we decided to have a water fight – the boys were doing it too, but not as bad as the girls. We got soaked!!! After that we did the “L” race, the 200 metre race. You got a score at each activity. Your goal is to get in the top 5. If you won first place you got 10 points, second place got 8 points and third place gets you 6 points, 4th place gets you 4 points and 5 place gets you 1 point. For the Mini-Olympics we recommend that you know your team and that you have a water bottle.  Teachers stood at the end of the race to cheer you on and encourage you. No matter if you get first or tenth, you have to participate in 8 or more events to get a good mark. This is the 4 blog writers signing off – have a great life!

April 28

Passion Projects

In March, the Grade 3-6 students in Room 23, 24, 27, and 28 completed Passion Projects. Students were given time to explore their curiosities and formed questions to drive their learning. Students had lots of great questions about the world around them. Some learners wondered, “How was Lego invented?”, “How do you become a news reporter?” or “Why did World War 2 start?”. Wonders filled the classroom and excitement was in the air. Students eventually developed a big question, planned and researched over a 4-8 week block. Learners used many resources to help them learn about their topics, including speaking to experts in our community and conducting their own experiments to gather data. Students shared their learning with their peers in so many creative ways. From cooking to coding, the students enjoyed learning about so many different and unique passions.