The Grade 1’s always love their STEM challenges – the Foil Boat Challenge is a particular favourite. The challenge: build a tin foil boat that floats on water and measure how many coins you can get it to hold before it sinks. Students make predictions beforehand and there is a bonus for counting up the…

Read More

The Grade 1-3’s totally enjoyed their STEM Snapology sessions this week. It’s so great to see how engaged the children are with the instructors through the medium of the SMART Board. The Grade 1’s had a Stars Wars theme and built spaceships and the 2/3’s built ecosystems for their chosen animal. Fun!

Read More

We had our first virtual field trip this week with Snapology. The JK’s were the first up. The goal: to build a lego crown. They did some warm-up building activities to get their creative juices flowing and then moved on to their crowns. Some children branched out and made wands, thrones and castles. Austin was…

Read More

We had our first virtual field trips with Snapology this week. The JK’s had their trip on Tuesday morning and Grade 1’s got their chance on Wednesday. (The rest of the students will be ‘going’ on June 12.) The Grade 1’s had a blast building a ‘magical hideout’ that you would live in if you…

Read More

The Grade 2/3’s were just challenged to design, construct and test a boat using any materials they had at home for their STEM activity this week. The only instructions: make sure it can float and carry a load. Some of the children were proud to share that they also used recycled materials for their boats.…

Read More

The SK’s are working on their Nonfiction Reports this week. They LOVE talking about reptiles. They were full of facts to share with their friends about snakes and lizards in their live sessions and were so excited to hear new facts from Paula. Stay tuned for their projects, no doubt they will be colourful and…

Read More

The Grade 2/3’s had lots of fun with their Earth Day activity this week. They were given the task of making an Earth Day Friend with materials found outside. Here are some of their sweet creations…  

Read More

The Grade 1’s have been learning about different types of Communities and their features during Social Studies class this term. These include Urban, Rural and Suburban Communities. As a grand finale to our unit, each child was assigned a building that they would find in their local community to design using a shoebox. We were…

Read More

The Grade 1’s were excited to roll into this hands-on STEM activity this week. We talked about using our imaginations to create our marble runs, utilizing the materials available to us – various colours of play dough, paper cups and scissors as well as anything in front of them they thought could work. The children…

Read More

The SK’s love their STEAM activities and always look forward to working in groups to solve unique problems – like how to make a snowman out of marshmallows and toothpicks! The children had to make sure their snowman had two arms, two legs, and a head. They also had to use all of the materials…

Read More