June 20

Buzzing About Bees!

Turkey Jay, Mrs. Sullivan’s husband, is a bee-keeper ‘on the side’. He just loves bees and enjoys sharing his knowledge with others. There’s always so much to learn about bees. They truly are an incredible insect and are not to be feared.

He couldn’t visit with us today, so he sent me with some of his bee-keeping tools and gadgets to share with my students.

We watched some cool videos, learning a little bit about bees, including their waggle dance!

Students loved painting their designs on the bee boxes and Turkey Jay can’t wait to use these homes for the bees this summer! The bees will be happy and are thankful for beautifying their homes!

Here are 10 Fun Facts about Bees that

maybe you didn’t know:

1. There are 3 categories of honey bees: the males (drones), the females are the worker bees, and the queen

2. The only purpose of the male bees is to mate with the queen

3. In the Fall, the female bees kick out the drones from the hive because they are not needed over the winter time.

4. Drone bees do not have stinger

5. The queen bee has a bigger abdomen than the other bees

6. The queen lays 1500 eggs each day. It takes 21 days for the eggs to hatch.

7. When the queen lays an egg, she chooses to fertilize it or not. A non-fertilized egg turns into a drone (male bee). A fertilized egg turns into a worker bee (female).

8. The honey bee is the only insect in the world that makes food that we eat

9. Honey bees produce many things including propolys which is like a glue that bees use to seal cracks and secures things. If a mouse dies in the hive, the bees cannot drag it out, so they entomb the mouse in propolys so the dead body does not contaminate the hive. Smart!

10. Bees don’t sleep. Ever! They are not dormant in the winter. Their wings beat together and they produce heat this way.

June 20

Dance Comp!

DANCE COMPETITIONS

I LOVE DANCING. IT IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS TO DO. ESPECIALLY WITH MY BEST FRIENDS JULIA AND EMMA . I ALSO AM A COMPETITIVE DANCER SO I GO TO A LOT OF DANCE COMPETITIONS EACH YEAR . THE COSTUMES ARE AMAZING BUT SOMETIMES THEY’RE A LITTLE TIGHT BUT I LIKE WHEN IT’S TIGHT BECAUSE IT MAKES ME WORK HARDER.

by: O.R.

DO YOU LIKE DANCING? IF YOU DON’T, WHAT OTHER SPORT DO YOU DO?

 

June 19

Hockey Life

I love  hockey !  I started  playing  hockey  when  I  was  4  years  old.  I   just  made   the   junior mustangs   AA   hockey   team. I  am  so   proud   of  myself!  I   worked   hard   and  so   can    you ! If  you   put   your  heart   into  something   and   work   hard,  you  can  achieve  anything ! I   train   every   week  in    development  camps  and  I  love  being  at  the  rink.    It’s my  2nd  home.

I  love  my  hockey life!

by: M.C.

 

June 19

The Factory

I love to go to The Factory.  It’s so much fun. My favorite part was playing in the baby area with my brother.  There’s a ninja course, a spiderweb thing, millions of trampolines.  I went there for my birthday party. In the video you can see me doing the Ninja course with my friend Isla.

by: R.V.

                       Have you gone to The Factory?

 

 

June 18

A Visit to McCormick Home

Today our students spent the morning engaging with the residents of the McCormick Home. It was a wonderful opportunity to gain understanding and compassion for seniors in our own community.  The seniors appreciated the companionship and time that the students spent reading stories and playing Bingo.

It was a great day outside and we were blessed to have been able to visit the residents outside in their beautiful courtyard.

A big thank-you goes out to Sabrina who organized the morning for us.

June 17

A Visit to Hogwarts

It was a special day for our students as they handed in their tickets and traveled to Hogwarts, passing through Platform 9 & 3/4 and into the wonderful world of Harry Potter.

Students embraced their characters, posed for photos, ate some delicious goodies, drank some Polyjuice Potion, and enjoyed the movie for the afternoon. We left with certificates in hand as graduates of Hogwarts and will go home to talk about our fun for days to come.

A celebration like this couldn’t have happened without the help and support of parents, so a BIG thank-you from all of us!

 

June 17

Early Communities Dioramas

What an incredible job that the grade 3s did on their Social Studies Early Communities dioramas. I was so amazed by the level of detail in many of the projects. Wow! We enjoyed sharing our hard work with a few other primary classes as well, teaching them about our chosen community from early Canada.

Check it out!

June 17

Inspirational Posters

Recently, the students were able to take home their beautiful posters that have been hanging in our classroom for many months. They self-selected their quote that was meaningful to them and then were asked to draw the accompanying picture.

Aren’t they lovely? Great job, Grade 3s!

What’s your favourite inspirational quote?

June 12

Comics

Comics are fun to make. I enjoy making Captain Underpants books. After making them, I like how people read them because it makes me happy to see people reading my books. I’ve written over 40 comic books since last year when I began. 

Designing comics makes the day more fun and keeps you from the TV and video games!!!

My friend Jake and I plan to write books  together when we’re older.

Do you make comics or read comics!?!?!?!?!?!?

by OWEN

June 6

Sharing our Talents with Others

Our published stories were so great that they must be shared with others! We invited Mr. K’s class to come and let us read to them. The Grade 1s enjoyed listening to the stories read aloud. Great job everyone!

Our puppet shows were a hit with our Kindergarten buddies on Tuesday. They were such a great audience and the Grade 3s performed so well. It was so fun to watch all the hard work. Our students not only created their puppets from scratch, they also wrote their own scripts.  Wow! Some of the topics they presented about included protecting the earth, treating others the way you want to be treated, and respect.

Do you own a puppet?