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Fur Trade Review Notes

Hi everyone,

Here are the review notes for the Fur Trade Test on Tuesday.

Fur Trade Review

Do You Have Half-A-Million Lego Pieces?

If you do, you could build a car!

Raul Oaida built a full-sized car out of half-a-million Lego pieces that actually drives. The 256-cylinder engine is powered by compressed air. Top speed is 20 mph.

I guess you would still need to get a license.

This is a stunning and insanely clever achievement. My favorite part, aside from that 256-cylinder engine, is the windshield built out of two dozen tiny Lego windshields.
 

Have You Ever Been to Antarctica?

No. Me neither.

But I did find this video I thought you all might enjoy. This ship crew used a drone to capture some beautiful scenery from Antarctica.

Antarctica from Kalle Ljung on Vimeo.

Reminders

Just a few notes as we move into the week:

  1. Jeans Day – Thursday is Jeans Day in support of the Children’s Hospital. If your child would like to wear Jeans on Thursday, they can make a 5 dollar donation at the office to receive their pin.
  2. Little Hoopsters – Little Hoopsters is on Thursday.
  3. Fort Langley Field Trip – If your child has not handed in their permission slips, please make sure that it is signed for them to bring back. The field trip is on May, 12th.
  4. Track and Field – Practices continue on Thursday. Practices are scheduled on Mons and Thurs starting at 3:15.
  5. Science Challenge #2 – Science Challenges are due on May 8th.

Track Practices Start Tomorrow

Just a note about a typo in the letter that got sent home. Track practices are Mondays and Thursdays starting tomorrow. While we understand if your child can not make it to all of the practices, we would encourage them to come to as many as possible recognizing that it is a commitment. We would like to try and make sure that students are not deciding at the last minute that they are not interested as that makes planning very difficult for us.

A26 Spelling, Memory Verse and Music of the Week

It was a busy week last week and it looks like it will continue to be busy this week. We had a lot of fun with fencing last week and I have included some photos of the fun. The students were really excited and learned some great technique as they pretended to be swashbuckling pirates. We also started our pirate unit with a huge pirate scavenger/treasure hunt. Students are trying to solve clues to find the treasure for their groups. The pirate unit will coincide with our writing unit in Language Arts. We also started our space tomatoes, a project where students plant 2 groups of tomato seeds. The difference is that one group of seeds has actually been in space as part of Chris Hadfield’s expedition. Our experiment is to see whether zero gravity environments affect seeds. The catch is that we don’t know which group of seeds is which!

Here is our spelling for the week:

Spelling R1

Don’t forget to bring in your completed pre-test with 100% to get your extra mark!

SpellingR1

Our memory verse for the week comes from Ephesians 6:13

Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

Our music of the week was Suessical the Musical. I got to see it last week when we went to a Middle School production the daughter of a friend of ours was in. They did a great job and it reminded me how much I enjoyed the musical. Here is a clip from the broadway cast:


 

Here are the photos from our fencing classes:

Service Day Tomorrow

We have a busy day tomorrow with both the start of our Pirate unit and Fencing, along with Service Day in the afternoon.

For Service Day, students are allowed to wear play clothes. We will be heading out at approx. 1:00pm with the Grade 1 class. We will walking along Broadway collecting garbage. We will be going rain or shine, so, if it is raining, please ensure that children are dressed appropriately. If you indicated that you were interested in helping us by walking with us, you can just meet us at the class at 1:00 or, bring your lunch and join your child for lunch!

Social Studies Field Trips

We have some field trips coming up soon! The class has been learning about the fur trade and will be visiting historic Fort Langley on Tuesday, May 12. Please return your permission slips as soon as possible. Also, we love to have parents join us so let me know if you’d like to come along. Please note that we are travelling with Mrs. Couse’s class and there will be limited space on the bus so you may have to car pool with other parents.

Looking ahead, we will also be heading to the Maritime Museum on Tuesday, May 19. This field trip will be a great addition to our study of the early explorers. Permission slips will be sent home closer to the date.

Spelling, Memory Verse and Music of the Week

Tomorrow is the start of a very busy couple of months as we begin looking towards the end of the year. Of course, there is always spelling and a memory verse. Let’s get started shall we?

Spelling of the week:

Spelling Q6 by ihancock

Don’t forget to check out Spelling City to get your bonus mark!

SpellingQ6

Our memory verse this week is:

Ephesians 6:12

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Our music of the week was another Canadian artist. Loreena McKennit is always one of my favorites and has always been one of my favorites since her album, The Visit. She had an amazing mix of celtic music that explored the roots of music form the early days of medieval music which has always been an interest of mine. She hasn’t put out a whole lot recently but it is always nice to delve into her past songs.


 

Our Second Science Challenge!

This will be our next Science Challenge . . . and it’s all about music!! No, no, don’t worry your smart, curious, intelligent heads now. You don’t need to be able to read notes or anything. You can put away the old tuba collecting dust in the corner. This one is going to be a whiz-banger of creativity, a flim-sham of activity, a kerplutz of musical genius making. So without further ado (and with sounds of music running through my head!) here is the challenge:

Use any/all of the following materials to create a one man band contraption that you can wear and play. This is a great one to videotape!

belt
string
tape
rubber bands
paper clips
notecards
empty cereal container
a plate
2 spoons
2 objects of your choice
a bowl
a book
straws
a hairbrush
a comb
3 soda cans

If you need some inspiration, try this game out!

To end off, here is a an old favorite from Mary Poppins where Burt becomes a one man band!

Have fun! Remember that you can work with others to complete this project! Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings can all help you. The key word is “help”! They should not do it for you!!!!!! All projects are due on Friday, May 8th but you can always finish them earlier!!!!

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