Snow For Christmas read aloud

JH wanted to read aloud and record his holiday story in front of the Greenscreen so he could add a snowy background to complement his snowy story. His elf hat had some green in it – so it’s snowy On his hat. Thanks JH for sharing and getting us ready to enjoy some snow when it decides to stay on the ground.

Food Drive

Our school will be participating in collecting Food Bank Donations for Feed NS from Monday, December 11th to Wednesday, December 20th. The Grade Six Classes are keeping track of how many items each class brings in, and the classes with the most items/student will receive a special holiday prize. This food collection and data collection ties into our Statistics Unit in class.

Scholastic Book Fair

Our annual Scholastic Book Fair starts tomorrow – December 6th. Students will have an opportunity to purchase books at times during the day and at lunch on both Wednesday, December 6th and Friday, December 8th.

The Book Fair will be open to families at the following times:

3:15-4:30pm – December 6th
6:00pm-8:00pm – December 6th (During Parent/Teacher interviews)
12:00pm -4:00pm – December 7th (During Parent/Teacher interviews)

All money raised through the Scholastic Book Fair goes to support our library and literacy programs in our school.

Breakfast with Santa

Westmount’s annual Breakfast With Santa is coming up on Saturday, December 2 from 8:30 -11 a.m. Come enjoy a hot pancakes and sausage breakfast, coffee, gift basket raffle, silent auction, bake sale, New to You table, face painting, games and more. And of course, a visit from the jolly fellow himself – Santa Claus! Come out and have fun while mingling with our neighborhood and school community.

A thank you to families that have sent in items for this event and to those who have volunteered their time as well. It is much appreciated.

Fun with Habitats 

The past month Students have been researching a chosen animal and learning about their habitat, diet, prey, predators, food chains and adaptations. They have been using this research to present the information using Google Slides. 

This week they chose another animal to find brief information on regarding its habitat, diet, predators and adaptations. They used this information to record messages presenting themselves as this animal in their habitat using stuffed animals, the iPad app Chatterbox, and the iPad app Doink Greenscreen. Some students finished this process today. Here are a few of their videos. 

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Global Maker Day 2017 

Our class participated in Global Maker Day this week, on Tuesday, October 24th. The students accepted a variety of challenges from Global Maker Day website and used consumable materials to build them. They also accepted an additional challenge using a digital Virtual Reality platform to create a scene from their fictional narratives in class. We used Co Spaces EDU to complete this challenge. Please see pictures below of them working and of their creations. When their virtual worlds are finished we have VR glasses that students can borrow to take home and used with an iPod and Co Spaces app so parents/guardians can view them.