Friday, April 10, 2015

Poetry and other things this week

We had to make a AB pattern and then we had to make a second one with the same colours. I switched the last block with the first block - Johnny
We made different patters. - Demitrius
We made an array - Melvin
We made an increasing pattern by 2s. - Shaira
Today we figured out all the ways to complete the equation 2 x 5 =
some of the idea we had were 5+5, 20/2, 40/4, 1 x 10, 5 + 6 -1, 110 /11
We figured out many others, but we know there are more. - Demitrius & Class
We are learning about division. - Erika

Social Studies
This week we have  been learning about Manitoba. - Kayla
Winnipeg is the largest city and the capital of Manitoba.  Our provincial bird is the Great Grey Owl - Demitrius & Kaden
The animals on our coat of arms are the beaver, bison, unicorn and horse. - Ella
Our provincial flower is the Prairie Crocus. - Gordie
Yesterday we had a scavenger hunt to find out thins about Manitoba.  We used the internet to find the information. - Kaden

Special Events
We had pink shirt day on Wednesday. Two people from Engery106 came to talk to us about Bullying and kindness. - Gaby
Next week we have Spirit Week. On Monday we have Backwards day, Tuesday is Hat Day. - Dante
During Spirit week, on the announcements we have to figure out who is mooing a song and what the song is. - Erika
This week we came back from Spring Break. - Johnny
Today our gymnastics kids are performing their routines and some skills. - Emma
The Jets made it to the playoffs! - Tristan

We have been learning about poetry.  One of the poets we have been learning about is Shel Silverstein. - Joyce
Yesterday we watched a video that connected to Shel Silversteins poem - Where the Sidewalk Ends - - Ella
We watched a video about the poem Invitation. - Demitrius

If you know anything about Manitoba, feel free to tell us in the comments. - Emma

Monday, March 9, 2015

Some of Awezmania's Work

For the last week, in science, we have been making posters about objects that use light. - Kaden, Nyla
We found the information on how our objects worked on the computer, Ipads and books. - Erika

We are planning making things that reflect light this week.- Johnny
Some of the things that we are making are: periscopes, kaleidoscopes, a magic trick and a camera. - Joyce

Last week we made dotted Australian Aboriginee art with Mrs. Westmacott. - Gordie, Joyce
We also made Northern and Southern light art with Ms. Westmacott. - Emma

We started writing and typing our legends. - Ella

Some of us are going to the tumbling rally on Monday, March 16th in the evening. - Gaby
In one of our dances we are doing, when we wave our hands in the air, we say "Harold Hatcher" to show our school spirit. - Kayla
We added to our something to one of our routines. - Erika
The people in the back get to wave ribbons. - Savannah
For the tumbling rally we are practicing our warm-up routine and our real routine. - Nyla

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Awezmania's Awesome Adventure at Festival du Voyageur

(title by Shaira)

We made maple taffy.   We made it with snow and maple syrup. It was sweet and delicious.  It was really sticky. We learned about sap, syrup and what tools they used to get the sap out of the trees.  The sap in Maple trees is the sweetest.   It is so sweet that you don't have to add any sugar to it.  In Birch bark and Evergreen trees the sap is not that sweet.  You need 40 liters of sap to make 1 liter of syrup.  In the past, when Aboriginal people collected sap, they would only get 4 - 6 liters of sap a day, so it took longer to get enough for maple syrup.   - Melvin, Kaden, Emma, Nyla, Kayla, Savannah, Demitrius, Erika, Dante

We looked at snow sculptures.  There was one shaped like two big hands.  Different sculptures were created by different groups from different countries, provinces and territories.  There was a snow sculpture that was shaped like a gas station.  Another one was shaped like Bugs Bunny and a cowboy.  They carved them out of really big snow blocks. - Johnny, Joyce, Ella, Dante, Savannah

We made dolls and rainbow pompoms using yarn.  There were lots of bright colours of yarn.  We also made bracelets out of paper.  Some people made origami foxes.  - Alexa, Althea, Erika, Demitrius, Emma, Elijah

At the end of the day we went sledding.The sleds were long.  They could fit up to four people - but only two people were allowed.  There was a very big line and the hill was very steep. - Connor, Kaden, Tristan, Kayla

Ms. Nairn took a hundred pictures- check back to see them soon.

Friday, February 13, 2015

I Love to Read Week

We are celebrating I Love to Read Week this week. - Eliott
We had Wacky Day yesterday, and we also had Beach Day. - Nyla
For this week there is a tipi in the library - Emma

We are celebrating Valentine's Day at school, today. - Dante
Everyone handed out Valentine cards and put them in bags that we decorated. - Demitrius
We are having our Valentine's party at the end of the day. - Tristan

One of the Transcona Railers came to read to us today. - Elijah

We learned two songs that were sung by the voyageurs. - Erika
We are going to Festival du Voyageur next week. - Emma

This week we made art with Ms. Westmacott. - Savannah

We are studying Australia and Nunavut in social studies. - Ella
With Mrs. Wyche we made flags to represent Australia & the North. - Gaby
We are learning about legends from Australia and the North. - Joyce

This week we were learning about groups of three in math. - Kaden

In Phys. Ed. we are learning how to play Basketball. - Kayla

In music we have to work on our music books, before our test.  We get one class to study and then we will write our test.  Once we have finished our test, we will go back to learning recorder. - Tristan

Friday, January 30, 2015

Wayside and other stories

We are creating art work about the Artic. We painted Artic landscapes with water colours on special water colour paper.  The art was inspired by the artist Ted Harrison, a Canadian artist.

Today we learned about self talk with Mrs. Burns.  It is where a voice appears in your head and talked to you.  Sometimes it is a negative talk and sometimes it is positive talk. We made a list of things you can tell yourself if the talk is negative.

We are reading a book called Sideways Stories from Wayside School.  We are on chapter 9.  Each chapter is about a different character.  We learned that the fasted draw meant that they were the fasted drawer (on paper) in the school, the name was Bebe Gunn.  Their school was suppose to be one storey high and 30 classrooms, but instead they made it 30 storeys with 1 classroom per floor.  But it is actually 29 because there is no 19th floor.  There was also coaster about a teacher who would wiggle her ears and turn kids into apples (don't worry they were turned back into kids).

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Music class and other activities

In science, we sorted cut out words of objects that makes light.  We put the words in categories based on we thought they were connected.  Some of the groups were things that use electricity, things that were made of fire, natural light, things that were natural phenomena, things that reflect and things that glow in space.

In music, we played an instrument called a Boom Whacker.  Our music teacher taught us to play some songs with them, including O Cananda. They were different colours like a rainbow.  They were different lengths so that they made different sounds.

In Health, with Mrs. Westmacott, we did something called Helathy Me where we wrote down things that we do that are healthy.  Some examples of healthy choices were sleeping 8 hours at night, playing hockey or other sports, eating fruits and vegetables and punching a punching bag for exercise. 

Yesterday we played a math game with some Kindergarten students.

Our focus in Phys. Ed. is gymnastics.  Yesterday we got to make up our own routines.  We did cartwheels, forward rolls and teddy bear stands.

Monday, January 19, 2015

We learned how to play Kakooma.  It is a math game. - G

We did a light box experiment.  We had a flashlight, two black cards, and one white card.  We also had a painted shoe box and a skewer. - Kayla
We used plastecine too. - Erika
We put the two black cards in front of the shoe box (they each had a hole).  We put the white card after the last black card.  Then we turned on the flashlight (in the shoe box) and lined it up with the holes, so that is shined on the white card. - Kaden

We watched a Bill Nye the Science Guy video about light. - Elijah
We learned all the colours of light together make white light. - Erika

Last week we also started gymnastics club for those that are interested. - Nyla

Monday, January 12, 2015

Our classes New Year's resolution is to post on our blog once a week - Demitrius
(Because Ms. Nairn always forgets)

Our whole class did Oneword365 for our New Year's resolutions.  - Emma

We are learning about non-fiction.  - Tristan

Things we know about non-fiction:
They are true stories - Savannah
They have true facts - Alexa
Sharks don't sleep - Emma
All sharks have super senses. - Melvin
There are captions under the pictures. - Erika
Whale sharks are the biggest shark in the world. - G
 Sharks use most of their brain to smell - Dante
In non-fiction stories there are photographs. - Ella
Non fiction stories have true information - Shaira

We just came back from winter break on Monday. - Joyce

We learned about measuring objects.  We measured books, pencils, erasers etc.  We are learning about centimeters and meters. - Nyla

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