Moon, Mars and Beyond

This week was very exciting with our grade 4/5 students being part of the Moon, Mars and Beyond Project.  Students were tasked with finding a lost spaceship in our solar system.  Using Science, Math, Technology, and Art  they problem solved in teams, with guidance from Mission Control in Colorado, to find the lost ship.  Students were successful in their mission.  Experience their excitement below.


Mission Control. Students used Skype to stay in contact with Colorado over the day.


Talking to Mission Control in Colorado.


Charting the data.


Working on the problem tasks in groups.


Getting closer to an answer.



Some of our grade 6/7 students have been learning how to use our new 3D printer. Students have been designing name tags using a program called TinkerSuite and then printing out their work using the printer.  Take a look at our time lapse movie of one student’s projects.

Our hard working and generous PAC has given $200 in books to each of our classrooms from the proceeds of the book fair.  See our thank you video below.

Some of the art work I discovered up around the school this week.


Our grade 6/7 students have been working on shoe box packages for students in developing countries through Operation Christmas Child.



Paige, Dakota, Hailey and Mary packing up their boxes for Operation Christmas Child.


Next week is report card week.  This may look very different than in the past.  Some classes are using the traditional report card ( to be phased out at the end of the year), others will be using a new paper Communicating Student Learning template, while others are using FreshGrade to report in an ongoing, continuous way.  If your child’s teacher is using FreshGrade, you will not receive a report card.  Please check your child’s portfolio often to see their individual progress.




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