Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Introducing....Pepe Le Pew in Grade 4!

Our New Class Pet
Written by Angelica, Hannah, Indiana and Jasmine
SSES Bloggers

Tommy had the idea of getting a class pet.  So we decided to get a class pet.  We got into groups and researched different kinds of pets.  We presented our slide shows about the pets.  We had a little class vote.  We went behind a box and wrote our 3 top choices.  Mrs. Magnusson announced our final vote ~ a guinea pig would be the perfect pet for our class!
We skyped Mr. Mill's Grade 5 class at Dr. George Johnson School to get more information.  We skyped his class because they have a guinea pig.  After all of that we figured out our budget.  Then we thought of fundraising ideas.  We did a cookie and lemonade sale during student conferences.  We even baked some of the cookies!  We raised $170!!!  Mrs. Magnusson bought everything that our guinea pig would need - a cage, food and toys.  We were ready for our new pet to arrive...... 
On Monday, we got our new guinea pig!  We all voted for a name.  It turned out to be Pepe le Pew!!!  Everyone loved it!  Mrs. Magnusson showed us how to set up the cage.  We used Alpine wood shavings for the floor.  Everyone loves Pepe le Pew!  She bit a few people already.  Not me, though!  It is a blast having Pepe AKA Pepe le Pew.  Let's hope she comes out of her little igloo if you come to visit!

Class Presentations

We skyped with the Grade 5s in Mr. Mills' class at Dr. George Johnson Middle School

Brainstorming Ideas

Creating a Budget

Cookie and Lemonade Sale

The new cage is patiently waiting for our new pet....

Pepe Le Pew is here!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Mrs. Poloski's Grade 4 Habitats

Our Habitat Projects ~ written by Taylor ~ SSES Blogger

Our classroom did habitat projects.  We chose our top 3 habitats that we wanted to do.  Mrs. Poloski chose one of our top 3 habitats for us to do.  After Mrs. Poloski chose our habitats, we chose our animal in our habitat.  We learned about food chains and we learned about adaptations.  There are two adaptations - behaviour and physical adaptations.  I loved researching about my animal!

Creating our Habitats ~ written by Harris ~ SSES Blogger

We got our shoe boxes and brought in materials to make our habitats.  After we got the materials, we started to make our projects.  We had to have our animal in the habitat.  After that we were finished.  The grade ones and twos came in and did a gallery walk and looked at our projects.  At parent teacher, we put our projects in the hall for our parents to look at.  All of our parents enjoyed them and admired them! 

We learned about many different kinds of habitats!

Presenting our projects to our classmates.....

Sharing our projects with the Grade 1s and 2s.  They loved our Habitat Projects!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Community Visitors in Grade 2.....

Throughout the year, the Grade 2s will be welcoming visitors from our Community to share information about their jobs with us.  We had some very interesting guests in October and November.

Mrs. Kmet talked about how she takes samples of ditch water to research the water.  There were good bugs and bad bugs in the water. ~ Mitchell

She tests the water to keep the environment clean. ~ Tyra

She talked about special things that she uses to wrap around the bottles.  The labels keep the bottle closed. ~ Nate

Mrs. Vermette works at campsites. ~ Leif

I didn't know that she did that job at Camp Morton and Winnipeg Beach. ~ Brady M.

She works to make sure that no animals hurt anyone. ~ Logan

Mrs. De Meyer is a dog groomer.  The poodle was fluffy and blue. ~ Haley

She trims and grooms dogs and she grooms cats, too. ~ Noah

I liked the small puppy, Molly.  ~ Tucker

The puppies were barking.  Woof, woof. ~ Brady S.

Mr. Woroniuk works with animals as a Natural Resources officer. ~ Autumn

He told us a story about seeing a timber wolf with his kids.  The wolf was 3 feet from them.  The wolf was just standing there and then took off.  ~ Jacob

He told us about a bear.  He talked about polar bears.  The mom polar bear took care of the baby polar bears.  The dad polar bear ate seals. ~ Hughe

Mr. Klein, my Dad, is a fish biologist.  He told us that there are many ways you can fish. ~ Mackenzie

He brought paper fish we could look at.  We were matching and comparing the sizes. ~ Klara

He showed us rubber fish and nets. ~ Chrystopher

Mr. Clarke, my Dad, is a firefighter.  He hasn't had any fires yet this year.  He gave us plastic fire hats when we were done.  ~ Ryan

When Ms. Lachuta put on the helmet, there was a tank connected to it to help her breathe.  It hooked up to an oxygen tank. ~ Adam

Friday, November 2, 2012

Rock Discoveries in Grade 1

We have fun with rocks!  We look at them under the microscope.  One of the rocks looked like it had bugs in it under the microscope.  ~ Jodie

I like rocks.  They are smooth. ~ Aidan

We wrote about rocks.  We also drew pictures of rocks.  We were like Scientists.  ~ Ben

Rocks can be smooth or bumpy.  ~ Isabelle

Rocks can be different colours. ~ Haden

Rocks can be smooth.

I like rocks because we have fun with them.  ~ Chayse

I like rocks because they can be pointy, smooth, big or small.  You can skip nice smooth rocks across the water.  ~ Anika

We have gold rocks that could break.  ~ Ryan

We drew rocks like scientists on our poster boards.  ~ Morgan

Rocks are colorful! ~ David

I like rocks because you can push your memories into them.  ~ Keira

I like holding rocks. ~ Oscar

I like sparkly rocks. ~ Zion

The rocks are cool! ~ Jayden

Bugs can hide under rocks and they are called hiding rocks.  I have some in my garden. ~ Blaze

Sometimes worms come up when you move a rock.  I pick the worms up. ~ Sam

Rocks are bumpy.  Sometimes they have smooth holes. ~ Nolan

Rocks are soft. ~ Bryce

Sometimes rocks can be sharp. ~ Kiana

You can make necklaces with rocks. ~ Parker

Trucks can haul rocks. ~ Dhaytyn

Rocks are big and bumpy. ~ Jackson