There were so many wonderful events happening this week in room 9.
Compost experts in grades 4 and 5 from Ms. Paddon’s class paid us a visit to discuss the process of composting. Our class brainstormed what they thought composting is and made a mind map. When our experts arrived, they shared with us that our school will being composting soon. They also shared what kind of organic matter is safe to go into a compost, how their compost worked and even showed us the inside of their vermilion compost bin.
We are looking forward to our school becoming greener and how our banana peels and apple scraps can help keep garbage out of the landfills.
Students were given the problem to solve of how many feet and tails were there altogether if there were 4 cows and 3 chickens perched on a hilltop. There were many different strategies shared and students demonstrated mathematical reasoning and problem solving skills while working through the question.
Some used skip counting, others used different counting materials in the room to “build” cows and chickens, and others drew pictures of animal parts to organize their process. Invite your child to share their problem solving skills with you!
We were fortunate to have Ms. Stoesz join us in the classroom this week to discuss weaving and the cultures of the Metis people. She brought in a borrowed sash and shared the significance of it. She emphasized the intentional use and meaning of colour. A single strand of yarn or thread on its own is not very strong but when connected and woven together it can become a resilient piece. Our guest shared with us the meaning of colours in the Metis culture and invited us to create our own woven piece picking out colours that are significant to us. She taught our class that the sash she brought in is traditionally hand woven and the weaving she is going to teach us is different as we will be using a handmade loom. Return later next week to see our weaving progress!
Room 9 & 11 will be sharing their learning every Friday.