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Racing Through Math!

We started off with racing cars (The idea of Jason ), we tried to link it with our math unit which was measurement and time. We first started to race the cars, measured them how long they went, and timed them. We wrote down the winners and it was really fun! the winners were Bella […]

Sports Day 2015

Super Z’s Rocked it today! Sportsmanship at its finest. It is such a pleasure to be in the company of these fine students!

Power Center at ISM

Thursday morning, the children went on a field trip within ISM. They made their way to the far football field to this white building – Clip Boards and pencil in hand. No one had any idea what was inside of this building until now! We learned from Mr. Brian that this is were ISM keeps […]

Tuning in … No Power

On Wednesday, the children came back from recess to a dark classroom – No Power! Candles were lit to help them see as we discussed “What is Energy?”. Lots of ideas ranging between renewable and non-renewable resources along with other forms of energy such as kinetic, potential and radiant energy. Now we begin the journey […]

Hanging with the Robotics Class!

On Friday we were lucky enough to catch Mr. Ringo’s Robotics class have their first set of races. He told us that they have not been building for very long – in fact it has been 2 weeks only and they have created their very own robotic cars. Since we are moving into energy, the […]

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Energy Field Trip in ISM

Did you know that ISM uses 2 sources of energy to power the entire school? Here is a video showing our 312 Solar panels on top of the school. I’m told that they are clearly visible from many apartment buildings close by.

Energy

Connections to the Natural World We are all inseparably a part of nature. Through this commonality, we learn about ecosystems, our place within them, our impact upon them. We apply the scientific method to understanding the natural world, how living things evolve, how we learn about them. We come to understand the beauty and wonder […]

Zoom Into Writing

The children have been working hard at creating paragraphs in the classroom. They started with a recount from their December holiday and narrowed in on a “Small Moment” in time. With help, the children were able to choose a special moment and expand their thinking to add greater detail. They worked on using all of […]

Experiments Galore!

What a great week of experimenting, making predictions, stating observations and coming to conclusions. The children had a “blast” sharing their experiments with each other. It was wonderful to see all children participating in the writing up of final reports and communicating their understanding through this process. Anytime you want to share a cool experiment […]

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