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Early Happy Mother’s Day!

Division 15 participated in this year’s Tomatosphere experience. We learned that even astronauts eat vegetables and grow them in outer space in their space station.  They need to eat healthy too!!

We received 2 packs of tomato seeds from the Tomatosphere program and had to plant them.  One pack of seeds was called Group J and the other pack was called Group K.  We planted them and we observed their growth and recorded germination.

Interestingly, all the seeds we planted grew tomatoes.  When we sent in our results we found out that Group K seeds were at the space station for 6 months and they grew perfectly.  Across Canada in other classrooms, Group K seeds grew a little less.

Please plant our little tomato plants in a bigger pot or in a yard and your child will help take care of them!

We thank all our moms, and all the loving adults in our life, our dads, grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles, and all the special people in our life for all your love and support and taking care such good care of us!!

With love, Division 15

Alevin & Fry Stage

Dear Division 15,

Today we started to learn about the Fry Stage of the salmon.  Last week we read and wrote about the Alevin Stage.  Isn’t it amazing that they Alevin have a yolk sac and the Fry have a swim bladder? I wonder why the Alevin need a yolk sac and why Fry need a swim bladder?

What do you find interesting about these two different stages of the salmon?  What are some facts that you know about the Alevin or Fry stage?  If you have a question please share.

From, Ms Sim

Chatterkids Water mini-movies

Dear students,

This week we have been learning about why we should conserve water and brainstorming different ways to conserve water.  We used the Chatterpix Kids app to make mini-movies with a partner and uploaded them to our Class GoogleDrive.  This will become our class Water Movie.

What did you enjoy about this project?  What did you find challenging?  What might you change or do differently next time?

If you could make a Chatterpix mini-movie, what would you make one on?

From, Ms Sim 

Nature Walk & Water





Dear Division 15,

Yesterday we had the chance to go on a nature walk near our school.  We had the chance to observe some water in our community. 

What are some of the questions you have about water?  What did you observe about water?  Why should we study about water?  Please share some of your thoughts and questions.

From, Ms. Sim

What is thermal energy? By Lucas & Daniel

What are the basic sources of thermal energy? By Kieran & Marcus

How does thermal energy work? By Marina, Concetta & Emily

What is the difference between heat and temperature? By Zoe, Ibrakhim & Joseph

How does thermal energy transfer? By Sarah & Arwen