Senior French students are brainstorming their way into their new units of study. Grade/Level 6 students were hard at work thinking of various hobbies and past times. They are beginning their work toward a motivational speech in French about an activity they are passionate about.
Zone 7 students will be focussing their energies on the various ways that technology impacts our day to day life. Their final product in this unit will be a critique of a movie, song or video.
Zone 8 students will be diving into their new unit that is all about them! The final project they will be working toward over the upcoming weeks is an in-depth description of themselves and their preferences.
Grade six are engrossed in their study of microscopic cells, particles and fibres.
Students in UE1, UE2 and Grade 6 presented their amazing French projects this week. Students and teachers from other classes came in to see them during a walk around and our guests voted for the “most extraordinary” invention.
Our Invention of the Year winners as selected by our guests are Mustafa Khan, Evan Beffort and Bailey Richards. Congratulations!
Senior French students worked together to bake bannock, croissants and create a fruit salad according to the areas they studied in their respective French units. Grade 6 students baked bannock after learning about Lethbridge, Alberta. Grade 7 students created a fruit salad after studying aspects of Port-au-Prince, Haiti and grade 8 students baked chocolate croissants after reading about Gréolières, France. A delicious time was enjoyed by all!
Senior French students are hard at work preparing their final unit projects for “Eureka!”; a unit that taught us about inventions and project planning. Students chose a situation that they could remedy, created an invention to solve the problem, gave their inventions original names, created logos and are able to speak about the advantages of their creation. They will take part in presentations and a gallery walk of their work in the upcoming days.
Mealworms are fascinating. Some of them move very quickly. They tickle your hand when they walk across it. (Comments from Grade 6).
We have been studying arthropods (modern Latin- Arthropoda, literally meaning “those with jointed feet”). They are invertebrates and are the larvae of the darkling beetle. We studied their bodies closely under magnifying glasses and drew detailed diagrams highlighting their head (with antanae and specialized mouth parts) the thorax (the three segments directly behind the head where their three pairs of legs are attached) and the abdomen. We also looked at one of the mealworms which has entered the pupae stage. We hope to see it turn into a beetle soon.