Sphero SPRK+

In class the students have been learning about coding. We use the Sphero SPRK+ robot to foster creativity through discovery and play, all while laying the foundation for computer science. Students learned to program their Sphero SPRK+ to successfully navigate a maze we created using masking tape and the carpet in our classroom. How did you like using the Sphero SPRK+ in class? Did you find it challenging to create the code for your Sphero SPRK+? Please feel free to leave a comment below.

 

Public Speaking

Congratulations to all the students in Division 13 who presented their speeches in class. It’s clear that students spent a lot of time researching, writing, memorizing and practicing their speeches at home. It takes courage to get up in front of a group of students and deliver a speech. Public speaking is a skill that will serve you well in life.

Four students were chosen to share their speeches during the Public Speaking Festival in the gym. This involved standing on the stage, using the microphone and speaking in front of a larger audience which included judges, teachers, parents and students. Well done.

Grade 3

MeganThe Five Second Rule

Hazel Why There Is No Such Thing As Girl Things Or Boy Things

Grade 4

Grayson Firefighters

Amalie – Mohamed Salah

Indoor Rock Climbing

Our class went indoor rock climbing this week. For some students it was their first experience and for others they had tried the activity before. Students wore a seat harness and were belayed as they climbed. This is an activity where students learned about their own limitations. We had a two hour session and many of the students climbed right to the top of a number of different routes. The indoor climbing gym also runs camps for students during the Spring and Summer breaks.

Art Class – In the Style of Andy Goldsworthy

Andy Goldsworthy is an artist from Scotland who creates art outdoors using brightly coloured flowers, icicles, leaves, mud, pinecones, snow, stone, twigs, and thorns. After learning about the artist, the students worked in partners to create their own art in the style of Andy Goldsworthy. I was impressed with the creativity the class demonstrated during this learning activity. Below are some photos of their work.

 

My Perfect Day – By Grayson

This would be my perfect day. I would wake up at 8:30 a.m. and have breakfast. For breakfast I would have pancakes and bacon. After breakfast I would go ride my bike with my brother. We would ride all around the neighbourhood. After my bike ride I would have a Nerf gun war with my brother. After the Nerf gun war we would have lunch. For lunch we would have sushi. After lunch me and my dad would go swimming at the pool. We would have lots of fun. After the pool we would go down to the Westhill lacrosse box and play lacrosse with my family. After that we would go get a dog and bring him home. After we get the dog we would go to Apex and jump on the trampolines. After that we would have dinner. For dinner we would have my mom’s pizza. After dinner me and my family would go bowling. After I would have a friend over for a sleepover and watch a movie. We would stay up until 10:00 o’clock at night and play soccer in my basement and then we would go to bed. That would be my perfect day.

 

My Perfect Day – By Marsella

This would be the start of my perfect day. I would wake up and start walking to the kitchen, then for breakfast I would have pancakes with Nutella. After that I would go outside and ride my bike then go back inside of the house. For lunch I would have pizza and then my mom would take me to dance for three hours. Then when we got home we would get a hamster then we would eat dinner, we would have tacos. After that I would watch tv and my friend would come over for a sleepover, first we would watch a movie then we would make popcorn with chocolate, pretzels and m&ms. After we eat that we would go to bed and that’s the end of my perfect day.

My Perfect Day – By Daniel

My perfect day would start by waking up in a great  mood, I would have an omelette for breakfast. After breakfast I would have a bike ride with my sister. Then I would go and draw in my room. I would draw a big mountain with a train under it. After that I would draw a map of the area around my house. I love to draw. Then for lunch I would have sushi. Then after lunch I would invite my cousin to come and play with Nerf guns. Then we would go inside and play Lego. When he left, I would play board games with my family. After we played a board game, I would play a game on my dad’s computer. When I finish playing the game on my dad’s computer I would read a book. Then me and my family would watch a movie. Then I would go to bed. And that is how my  perfect day would end.

My Pefect Day – By Amalie

My perfect day would start out like this. Early in the morning my family and some friends would pack up and go to Banff national park. We would get there early so we could have breakfast there. We would have pancakes and syrup. After that we would go to a lake and swim until lunch. We would have cheese bread and munchies and some veggies. Then we would go for a really long hike. When we came back, we would refresh ourselves in the lake. Then for dinner we would have camp veggies and some rice (yum). After that we would roast marshmallows and tell scary stories. Then we would start to head home and when we get home, we would run to the pet store and get a dog, his name would be Hunter. After that I would invite four friends to my house, and we would watch a movie called The House With A Clock In Its Walls. After the movie we would talk for a little while and then we would go to bed. And that is my perfect day!

My Perfect Day – By Diya

This is what my perfect day would be like. For breakfast I would have pancakes and then I would go to the pet store to get a new kitten (the new kitten would be a girl). Then I would play with my new kitten and finger knit toys for her (collars and bows). Then I would have lunch. For lunch I would have a peanut butter sandwich. Then I would do some art and have a playdate with my friend. After my playdate I would go to a birthday party at the movie theatre and we would get to play at the arcade for some while (each game would be 25 cents so I would play 10 games) and then we would watch a movie. For dinner I would have pizza (because I would be at the birthday party) and red velvet cake with vanilla frosting. After dinner we would receive our goody bags and the person who’s birthday it was would open all her presents (I would give her a bracelet kit) and then it would be time to leave. After the birthday party I would go to Chapter’s or any bookstore and I would get The People of Sparks and the other two books after it. That would be my perfect day.

My Perfect Day – By Megan

My perfect day would start by sleeping in until 9:00 a.m. For breakfast I would have a choice of crepes or waffles. After breakfast I would play board games with my family. Lunch would be peanut butter and jam sandwiches. After lunch my mom would surprise me by bringing me to the pet store and getting me a (non- shedding) dog which is a lot of money. It would be very cute and it would take a very long time to agree on a name. I would play with the dog for hours. Then my dad would say I can invite 4 people over to spend the night. I would choose my best friend, my other best friend, my other friend and her sister. At the sleepover we would build a fort, do crafts and lots of other things. Finally, we would put on our pajamas and watch a movie in the fort. When the movie is over we would chat for a little while and then go to sleep. And that is my perfect day!