Check out these pictures of the students engaged in Ottawa University’s Maker Mobile. Grade 3s learned to use Scratch Jr. for coding and computer programming, and were introduced to 3D printing. Pretty cool stuff!
On May 11th our school hosted a “Chef in Schools” event with the help of a few of our grade 3 students. The chef and owner of Urban Element Restaurant catered this culinary event, using fresh greens from our garden towers. The chef and “junior chefs” provided a cooking demonstration to teachers, principals, and school board representatives, and then served the meal for all to enjoy. The food was tasty, delicious, and packed with fresh flavour. Bon appetit!
On Friday, March 24th, the grade 3 students participated in a science workshop about forces led by scientist Kim Claussen from Scientists in Schools. Students learned about the many different types of forces all around us, and had the opportunity to conduct interesting and hands-on experiments. Here are some pictures showcasing our grade 3 scientists hard at work. A BIG thank you to all the parent volunteers for making this day such a successful learning opportunity for our students.
Last week students were involved in a very exciting and engaging Break Out activity in Mme Dasilva’s French class. Lots of collaborative problem solving going on. Check out these pics.
Our vertical garden towers are exploding with a variety of new vegetables and fragrant herbs.
Students have been reflecting during this season of Lent by engaging in prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Next week is Holy Week and we will discuss the important meaning of the days leading up to Easter.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
After several weeks of watching and waiting, the grade 3 students harvested the first batch of lettuce and basil. They helped pick, wash, dry, and tear salad. We prepared a simple olive oil and vinegar salad with a wisp of basil, which allowed the students to taste the lettuces’ true essence of freshness!!! We thank Carolyn Hunter and Simon McMillan from the Ontario Network For Education and all their funders who have made this project possible.