Little Inventors: Inventions for Space

  This term, we participated in the CSA/NSERC “Inventions for Space” challenge.  The students learned about some of the challenges of living in space, particularly aboard the International Space Station (ISS).  We designed some inventions to help astronauts with their quality of life in space.  We submitted our designs last…

CBC First Page Writing Challenge winners…and Shakespeare!

The national winners of the writing challenge we entered have been published!  Read their first pages here: Sari Warshawsky’s Nameless explores how the pressure of perfection in the digital era has transformed the world in 2167. Abby Robitaille’s The Greater Good presents a world changed by oppressive dictatorships and press censorship.     Coming…

Reducing Litter Presentation

Division 2 recently did a presentation at the assembly about reducing litter on the schoolgrounds.   Here is a link to the slide presentation the group created (the video has been removed because the file size was too large): Why is there so much garbage on the school grounds?  Some students…

“Business of Our Own” Project

Students have been involved with creating pop-up businesses!  We are getting close to our sale dates and teams are working very hard to earn a profit for their company. Each member of the team has a particular role for the company.   More information from Mr. Kelsey: In support of…

Guest Post by Jessica; “Word Nerd”

Last month, our class had the pleasure of reading the wondrous book Word Nerd ingeniously written by author Susin Nielsen. We had just finished the book a few weeks ago, and it is easily said that it was one of the best books we’ve ever read. With thoughtful characters, in-depth…

SIS Program: Guest Chemist Visit

Today we had Olga from Science World’s SIS Program come to teach us! We learned that there are 4 clues to show us that a chemical change has happened: colour change bubbles change in temperature new compound properties We also learned that scientists need to be persistent, and that not…

The best part of me

The students wrote about their “best parts,” and produced unique, descriptive pieces of writing.   Division 2: I loved your writing.  Some thoughts on your finished products: Paragraphs are important.  They guide your reader to understand your ideas. Little details and description add a lot!  They help us, your audience, to…

Welcome to our class blog!

Welcome to Division 2’s class blog for 2017-18!  Our blog-naming contest produced some amazing, creative, and hilarious  (and some puzzling) ideas…  but “365 Days of Millar” won out in the end.   Congratulations to Jessica!  I like her idea to include quotations that inspire us.  Thanks to all who submitted…