Nothing says summer like kids and water. It was a perfect way to end our school year and to say good-bye for the summer to some special friends.
See you in September!
This past week we participated in four Lego Challenges.
The first challenge was for students to make their name with Lego. There were lots of ways the students chose to do this. You can see all of their tweeted names here.
The second challenge was to create the largest Lego boat possible that would float and not tip over. Testing the boats was the BEST part of this challenge. Again, there are pictures and tweets from all of the students about their creation here.
The next day, Lego Challenge 3 was to design part of the ideal playground. Look closely and you’ll see a urinal. What would a playground be without it?
Lego Challenge 4 was to design something using only one colour of blocks. The variety was impressive.
Lots of fun, cooperation and hands on learning.
We are currently doing a robot unit which includes robots in all curricular areas. Along with it, we are figuring out all the interesting things our KIBO robot can do. There’s lots of enthusiasm using this great learning tool!
Here are just a few of the learning moments in our classroom this week.
Using our “cell phones” to have a French conversation…
Using Osmo to solve problems…
Reading to classmates…
And snuggling with a friend.
Every year, our school participates in Jump Rope for Heart.
This year, Mr Silversides challenged the students to raise $7000, more money than they ever had before. He promised that if they did, he and Mr Paice would allow themselves to be taped to the wall by the students.
The students not only met that goal, the exceeded it! Together, the students from our school raised a total of $7800!!
The students shrieked with delight as the two teachers were taped to the wall.