Community of Airdrie

We have been looking and talking lots about the wants/needs/values of communities and how they may be similar or different. Next week we are going to get a little more specific and actually look at the community of Airdrie: how is it organized? What do we have in Airdrie? Why are those important or not […]

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Titanic and Morse Code

As we begin looking at communities in the past and how communities are made/organized, we are looking at the Titanic as it was the anniversary on April 15! Over the last few days, we looked at some photographs and paintings of the Titanic, and today we got to try writing in morse code! Check out […]

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Parts of a Community

Over the next little while, we are going to start to look at how communities are organized, as well as comparing communities today with communities of the past. Here is our start up brainstorming conversation…. and this is ALL the kids ideas of what they know is part of a community! My kids are so […]

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Natural Resources

We had an amazing talk today about natural resources. We learned that natural means to come from nature, and resource means something that we use. Some kids (and even me when I was a kid!) thought that natural resources are boring. But today, we learned that it’s actually a very important thing to talk about! […]

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Some more magnet videos….

Compasses: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqCiY7MAT2U Magnetic Games: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wpmuttxolt8 Speakers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP2Nu4MZJRs MRI Machine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BBx8BwLhqg Auto Wrecking Lots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8RHMbfGAi4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBWy9gzGGd4 Cow Magnets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97XKLmJWac8 River Cleaning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJ6pNy80sE0 Recycling Depot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvJFFIzAwqI&ab_channel=Conveyortek What happens when a magnet is close to different technology: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yEu2R1gYSs  

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Magnet Exploration

Today we had an AWESOME time exploring magnets and all that they can do! We even went so far to paint using magnets! Check out the video and pictures from our adventures today. Challenge: tell your parents about your different discoveries about magnets or things you found interesting. Post some of your ideas or even […]

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Thermometers and Temperature

Last week with Mme. Ploughman, the kids started looking at temperature/hot/cold, etc. Today we revisited a thermometer and how to read it. We noticed that on thermometers, there are tiny lines to represent counting by 1s, medium lines to count by 5s, and big lines to count by 10s. Cassie pointed out that the reason […]

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Wonders and Imagination

We have talked lots since the beginning of school about our imaginations and how it is so important for us to use them in everything that we do! Today, we looked at how our imaginations can help us wonder things… and also how we can only really learn things when we wonder them for ourselves […]

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Weather!

  As we begin to explore Hot and Cold and patterns, we will also learn about how symbols are used in our everyday life! Below is a picture of our brainstorming session today about the different things we know about weather. What else do you know about weather? Maybe watch the weather on the news […]

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Clay boat challenge

We have been talking about boats and buoyancy over the past few weeks. The kids have been reading some interesting books from the library and have been sharing the things they have learned on our Wonder Board! Today, the students were given a chunk of clay with the challenge to shape it so that it […]

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