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Science

Bat Art

Bats Everywhere! We continue to build our knowledge of bats–even though our research writing is complete.  We have been watching videos–Did you know there is a bat with a wingspan of 2M??  It lives in Australia.  Here is a video we watched about that bat. As we continue to learn about bats, we’ve also been … Continue reading »

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Bats

We are learning about bats! This week we have been working on some animal research.  We are gathering information from different sources to compile a report… First we learned how to draw a bat–using a directed drawing technique.  We made that bat drawing into a diagram by adding labels. Here are a few examples:    appearance diagrams … Continue reading »

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Outside Adventures

Yesterday we ventured out into the rain with Division 7 to explore our school garden and begin to prepare it for spring bulb planting. One group at a time headed to the garden area (AKA Mother Nature) to learn about the difference between ‘annual’ and ‘perennial’ plants.  They helped to cut back plants and compost … Continue reading »

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Butterfly Photos

Last Week, Divisions 7 & 8 went out on a neighbourhood walk with our butterfly ‘viewers’ (thanks to Div. 7 for making those!).  In mixed grade groups we went to look for some interesting patterns and symmetry. The groups had a digital camera and at least 1 viewer and were tasked to work together to … Continue reading »

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Symmetry

What is symmetry??? In geometry, symmetry is defined as a balanced and proportionate similarity that is found in two halves of an object. It means one-half is the mirror image of the other half.  If an object is symmetrical, it means that it is equal on both sides. Yesterday for art we created symmetrical butterflies. Using … Continue reading »

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Amazing Amaryllis

Since returning from the winter break, we have been growing an Amaryllis in our classroom.  We have been tracking it’s progress through non-fiction writing by keeping a log book. This project is an example of how we integrate a variety of subjects. Curricular Competencies and Content: Science “Plants and animals have observable features.” ask simple … Continue reading »

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Bird Watching

Yesterday for nature school we went bird watching… But you can’t really bird watch without some binoculars–so we each made a pair during art class. Our Materials: 2 toilet paper rolls tape & white glue coloured paper scraps & stickers markers string hole punch   We were so happy to finally have a day without … Continue reading »

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Weeds…

What is a weed??? This week we are going to be working with ‘weeds’ during our outdoor school time.  We are going to be doing some fall planting in the garden, and need to identify what to keep and what to get rid of! We have read the story “Dandy” together…you might enjoy the read … Continue reading »

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Bubble Snake Maker

Are you looking for a fun ADST project?  This one combines liquids and gases together!  It is super easy–and tons of fun to play with. Materials: bottle scissors * adult supervision is needed elastic band flannel, face cloth, or old sock bubble mixture (store bought is fine–or you can make your own) food colouring (optional) … Continue reading »

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Shadows

This is our last Games & Choices Challenge of the year: It’s Shadows! Walk around your house/yard…what shadows do you notice? How do they change? What surfaces are they on? Can you create your own shadows? How can you play with the shadows…? Make them longer? Shorter? Coloured? Lighter or darker?   Options: Draw your … Continue reading »

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