Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Mr. Cuthbert visits Room 113

Today, Mr. Cuthbert visited our classroom.  He loves Science as much as we do!!!  He taught us three types of Science...Chemistry, Physics and Biology.  He showed us experiments that we can try at home or at school.  If we do Science at home, we need our parents' permission and first!  Mr. Cuthbert told us that Science always asks questions ~ we love to wonder about things and discover the world around us.  We can't wait to try some of these experiments next week during Explorations.

written by Jesse
Mr. Cuthbert showed us Science.  He made an egg fit into a bottle.  He did an explosion.    The explosion popped really high.  He showed us the jet balloon.  The balloon went on a string.  The balloon one was funny!  I really liked the balloon one, it was my favorite.  I really want to try the balloon one!!!

written by Amaris
Science is fun!  We learned Science with Mr. Cuthbert.  We did Science Experiments.  We did eggs, fire and explosion experiments.  At the beginning I made a paper clip float on the water.  It was easy peasy lemon squeezy!  I LOVE Science experiments!  Everyone in the world loves Science experiments.  Next week, we will do the experiments ourselves.  It will be really cool.

Taking videos of Mr. Cuthbert's experiment.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Exploring Structures Room 129

written by Hunter and Noah

Last week Mrs. Poloski put out things that made us think about houses.  There were colour samples, house design books, door and shingle samples and things to draw with.  We used graph paper to create our dream houses.  They could be anything you wanted them to be.  We were learning Math!  You need to use multiplication to figure out the area of a room.  Hunter put a ginormous pool and bedroom in her dream house and Noah had an animal room in his house.  To get started on building our structures from around the world, we watched videos and looked at different pictures.  We took virtual field trips to different places around the world.  We had many pictures of different structures to help inspire our building.  We used blocks, clay, Jenga blocks, recycled materials, string, popsicle sticks and plasticine.  We had to figure out the amount of materials that we needed and we also needed to see if the materials were stable enough.  It took many tries to get just the right structure and to make the materials balance.  We wrote about our structures in our documentation books.  Each of us had pictures of our structures, information about the place and how we built the structure.  We got to build miniature versions of different structures from around the world, it made structures so interesting!
Noah would like to visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris someday and Hunter would like to visit the Skylon Tower in Niagra Falls.  

Thursday, January 15, 2015

everyday is a journey....

Everyday is a journey....with new things to discover!

Our first two weeks of 2015 have been filled with explorations, discoveries and wonders.
Here is a sneak peek of the blog posts coming next week!