Being a Rockhound

We have started looking at our own Rock collection and investigating their characteristics. We are also investigating Ms. Seymour’s collections of rocks and minerals. We experimented finding the hardness of rocks.

Tomatosphere Tomato Plants

We have had another successful, engaging, year participating in 2017-2018 Tomatosphere science investigation. This program allows for a hands on, collaborative, authentic cross-curricular learning opportunity for students across Canada.

Once our seeds were germinated, we submitted our results to Tomatosphere to see which seed group was the control group and which ones were exposed to space like conditions. Please see 4S results Canadian results and pics of 4S students with plants below.


I wanted to apologize for the disruption in flow of our weekly homework. My classroom computer has been broken for over three weeks and it is the only computer in my class that is set up to a printer. I am at the whim of using the computer in the French classroom but I don’t always have the same convenient access as my classroom computer. I will send home math fraction practice tomorrow. The students also have their Reading at Home project due in June that they can be preparing for as well.

Thank you for your cooperation,

Ms. Seymour

Rocks & Minerals Scavenger Hunt

This afternoon we raced around the school solving 18 questions about Rocks and Minerals. We were quiet and respectful of others classes learning and we worked collaboratively and loved getting some wiggly jigglies out while learning. Daily movement incorporated into our learning is so beneficial. Just another way we ensure a flexible learning environment.

Singing Bowl Hum

We have used a singing bowl to ring in our mindful breathing during our mindfulness practice all year. Ms. Sablone brings her own bowl on Wednesdays and recently she learned how to make her bowl hum. She shared this with us last month.

Some students were eager to try with our class singing bowl. R.P. Was the first to try and she was successful on her first attempt. She can’t wait to show Ms. Sablone in perso RD and JH also enjoyed making it hum.