March 23: PD Day
March 24-April 8: Spring Break!
April 9-18: Indigenous Artists in Residence
April 10: Telus Spark*
April 18: Heritage Park (5.3 AM, 5.4 PM)*
April 19: Pow Wow
April 25: Fort Calgary and St. Patrick’s Island: ALL DAY (both classes)*
*Volunteers are still required
Looking WAY ahead: Spring Camps
May 9-12: 5.3 at Fort Steele
May 12-15: 5.4 at Fort Steele
**We are beginning to compile a list of potential parent volunteers. Please let Erin or Gail know if you are able to come on this trip.
*Please send back report card folders and field trip consent forms that were sent home last week.
Spring Break and iPads
The tech team at the school has requested that all student devices remain at school over the break. They will be doing some work on them. Therefore, no iPads will be going home for spring break.
This week we wrapped up our, “City of Ember,” novel study. Most students completed their booksnaps and vocabulary activities. A few may still be working on this next week and are encouraged to work at home if they are feeling behind. We watched the movie and compared the two forms as part of our wrap up. Most students agreed that the book was way better! Next week we will be beginning our look at the stories of Canada’s First Nations groups and starting some writing projects.
This week students designed tessellations with translations and reflections. Next week students will be continuing to work on their oil pastels and watercolor reflection tessellations.
This week students worked hard to complete their Ember inventions. They created a google slides reflection about their building process and received peer feedback to improve their work. Next week students will be conducting a home study about reading a household electrical meter and efficiency labels on electrical appliances. They will also participate in an electromagnet lab.