Monday, May 30, 2016

A visit to Mission Trail Farms

The grade 1&2 classes visited Mission Trail Farms last week!  We were treated to a tour of the dairy farm, a milking demonstration and a visit with the goats and baby calves.  We also got containers of cream to shake to make our own was delicious on baguettes and buns when we returned to school!  Before we left the farm, we had cookies and milk!  It was a wonderful adventure at the farm!

Thank you to Jason, Melissa, Avery and Logan for welcoming us to your dairy farm and teaching us all about where our milk, ice cream and cheese comes from!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Grade 3&4s explore the Children's Museum

by Aidan

On May 19th, my class went to the Children's Museum.  It took 2 hours to get the museum.  First, we put our bags in a big bin and then one of the workers told us the rules.  We went to the was pretty cool!!!  We went to the lasagna lookout.  My group spent most of our time in the lasagna lookout.  We had a picnic outside.  Another worker told us about light and the color of light.  We played for a few more minutes and then we had to go back to school.

by Rylan

Our class went to the Children's Museum.  When we got there, my group wanted to go on the train.  We went to the slide.  We ate lunch outside.  We went to the lasagna lookout and we play a game.  After we put our lunch kits away we played again and then met at the big clock.  We lined up and walked to the blue room.  We sat down on the square and listened to the guy.  He told us about erosion.  There were three kinds of erosion.  There was water, rain and wind.  The first one was water.  My group built a mountain.  The water did a little damage.  Then we kept it up.  Next, it was rain.  The rain did lots of damage.  So we had to rebuild it.  He gave us sticks and rocks.  We built them into a wall with red clay.  We stuck the sticks together.  The wind pushed the sticks forward onto the land and it barely got damage.  The rain was the most damaging.  The best part of our field trip was playing with my friends.

by Gina

We went to the Children's Museum.  My favorite part was the lasagna lookout.  Me and Amaris were partners.  We went to the Red River at the Forks.  We learned that the bison rubbed their back on a rock.  There were marks and faces on the rocks.  We had picnic lunch outside.  We went on the slide and then we went to the train.  We had a lot of fun!  We had a fun time at the Children's Museum.  We went home!

by Abby

We went to the Children's Museum.  When we first got there, we went outside to eat.  My group sat at the picnic tables.  After that we came inside to go on the train.  We took pictures and pretended that we were secret spies!!  Once someone got tired of the train, we went to make stuff.  I made a minion with someone else in my group, but they fell apart so we didn't take them home.  After we were done, we went to lasagna lookout.  We played hide and go seek.  I was it twice!  We went to the slide next.  We looked around and kept sliding until we needed to have lunch.  After lunch, we played the same secret spy game on the train.  We dressed up and did lots of stories for people we didn't know.  My class went to a program about erosion.  We tried to keep our land up.  We named our island, Beach Sister Island.  First, he made rain fall onto Sisters Island.  He watered it with a watering can.  It did not make our land survive.  Then he made it very windy so that did survive because we remade Sisters Island.  He made it windy with a leaf blower.  After we were done, we went back to the train to play spies once again.  We needed to meet at the big clock so we could go home.  After the long, long day we got on the bus to go home!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Kindergartens visit the Children's Museum!

written by Kaydea, Korman, Henrik and Taylor

We loved the slide!  It's a rainbow!  There were three steps!  The slide had bumps.  There was a window that you could see down.  It reflected the people on the slide onto a mirror.  You could have a dance party!  And the stairs where you go way up....that's where the stories are!

There was a train!  You could see outside it.  Some of it was outside the building.  So cool!

The pin board was so fun.  You have to push them.  I could even see my glasses!  And the had so many lights! 

We ate outside.  It was like a picnic!  We played on the playground outside.  There was a big, big play structure.  There was a sandbox.  The day was AWESOME!!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

A trip to Narcisse Snake Dens....

The grade 1&2 children ventured off to Narcisse Snake Dens last week to investigate snake habitats and the life cycle of a snake....a special thank you to Dave Roberts, who has been responsible for the Snake Dens for the past 29 years, for joining us for the morning.  Your guided tour gave us a true appreciation for the wonder of the life of a red sided garter snake right in the Interlake!

written by Danyx and Kaz

We got to hold snakes.  I think I held 30 snakes!  It was fun to be there right in their habitat.  If the snakes aren't fiesty, kneel down, use both hand and pick the snake up and hold it.  You have to hold them gently!  There a guy that works there....he was a snake expert!!!  He said we could name the snakes.  I named mine Charlie.  There were 4 snake dens.  One den, the last one, had so many snakes!  So many kids held snakes ~ almost everybody!  We saw so much nature!  Did you know that the snakes had not eaten since fall....and they still weren't hungry!

My favorite part was holding the snakes.  Mine was naming them!  It was a nice day out even though we thought it might rain.  On Monday, it kept saying it was going to rain on Wednesday, but it didn't!  We had such a great day at the snake dens!!!

Thank you for helping us grow....

Our Volunteer Tea celebrated our wonderful volunteers!  We are so grateful to our families and community for giving of their time!  A special welcome was given by Jackson and Sophie....Isabelle and Morgan performed beautiful recorder pieces.....children from across Kindergarten to Grade 4 created an Adobe Voice featuring the Lois Ehlert book "Waiting for Wings."  Our volunteers and guests enjoyed time together and some delicious treats!

A collaborative art piece was created by the children at SSES to hang in our library in honour of our amazing volunteers!

Thank you for helping us grow....

Monday, May 2, 2016

Grade 1&2s visit the Children's Museum

Last week, the grade 1&2 classes visited the Children's Museum.  We were very fortunate to be part of the Rural Access Program.  Through grants and funding, the Children's Museum covered the cost of our bussing and visit to the Museum!  We are so grateful!!!!

My favorite part is the train!  The mice are underneath the train and they are funny!  I loved lasagna lookout and the water station.  I also like going to the Milk Tubes, they're fun to make the air stop and go.  The water station was the best....and the train!  It's so hard to choose! ~ Ryan

My class went to the Children's Museum.  We had to take a bus.  The first thing we did was go on the train.  I also liked the milk tubes.  We saw a bunny outside the window by the milk tubes!  When we were at the lasagna lookout....there is a long thing that spins!  We learned about water pollution.  The air pollution (food coloring) and sewage (soil) was almost impossible to get out of the water.  We could flip over the container, but we cannot flip over our lake!!!  My favorite part was the train!!!  ~ Julie

I went to the Children's Museum.  My favorite part was the train.  We were pretending we were underwater.  It was fun!!  I built a big skyscraper.  The bus was fun too!  I brought a colouring book, I coloured a Minion.  He was a pirate, and Bob was eating a banana!  I love the lasagna lookout.  I like the noodles that you go through! ~ Hailee

My favorite part is the tubes at the milk station and the playground.  Lasagna Lookout was fun!  You can got to the's just fun!  There are so many favorite parts!  The furry balls going into the tubes is so fun!  Some kids were saying that the milk was 10 pts.  You had to move handles to make the tube open and  close.  If it's closed, the air is trapped.  What was your favorite part of the trip? ~ Zach

I like the train.  It was fun!  We were pretending to save the train.  We were running around and making sure people were safe.  We used our imaginations.  What do you like about the train? ~ Leif