We took advantage of this beautiful weather to get outside and explore our schoolyard. We tried to be good ecologists and investigate and observe the various animals and plants on our school yard and how they interacted with each other and shared the spaces.
This weekend Shubenacadie wildlife park gave me some compost worms for our classroom Habitat studies. While we have been taking care of them this week, we decided it was time to improve their Habitat. Students found a suitable container, created holes for air circulation, found and added appropriate bedding, made sure the bedding was damp, and researched appropriate food and then added it to the environment.
VF-S and MD compiled some pictures and video of the Instruments their classmates made last month. They used I-Movie to create a video of the compilation. We were very engaged and loved learning about everyone’s process at home making them and how you can change the volume and pitch on different kinds of instruments . Please see the video below.
Came across this video that SM and SC created to complement their learning of the continents of the World during second term. Due to work to rule and lack of posting on our website and Twitter, it got lost in the shuffle. I am so glad that I came across it. They created models of the earth using balloons and foam balls. Then they sang this little tune in front of a green screen. Then DoInks Greenscreen App was used to add a background.
This month the students have begun to explore nonconsumable tools in our maker creation station. We have begun with open exploration, with individual students and groups of students making connections to curricular concepts. Please see below some pictures of the student’s exploration.
Students will be given a Guided Maker activity soon, where they will use our M.I.C.E. station’s consumable tools to create a sound proof device relating to Our sound unit.
Thank you to all parents/guardians who have contributed consumable and nonconsumable maker items to our M.I.C.E station. We appreciate it very much.