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What are Patterns?

The Shining Crystals were asked the question: “What are Patterns?”  At first the children went straight to thinking about Mathematics and the patterns they see in numbers BUT then something very cool happened!  The started seeing patterns in almost everything – from morning routines to the rotation of the Earth. During this inquiry, the children […]

It’s a Mix

Firstly, a message from our ES Eco team. This week’s blog is a mixed bag. Here are our sneaky submarines, captured in action. Some of the pictures below are catch ups from previous events. Others show that we’ve been very busy with numerous activities, and so much to report. The rockets, the design challenge, were exciting […]

Sneaky Submarines

Grade 4 students were tasked with constructing a submarine. It needed to sink slowly and gracefully underwater. Only recycled materials were permitted in the making of this. The cargo, like the boat, was 30 marbles. One could see that our students asked good questions, had thoughtful ideas on how to tackle the sinking problem and […]

Energy Architects hard at work building now that the planning and writing has been done…!

[tylr-slidr userID=”” groupID=””]http://www.flickr.com/photos/ismanilaes/sets/72157633001329798/[/tylr-slidr] The road to the Energy House Showcase on Friday rolled along as Room 2020 became a beehive of building activity this week. Creative genius rose to the surface as Smartians got creative with building materials – both real and virtual! What better way to show this than through a photo display of […]

Energy Architects hard at work building now that the planning and writing has been done…!

[tylr-slidr userID=”” groupID=””]http://www.flickr.com/photos/ismanilaes/sets/72157633001329798/[/tylr-slidr] The road to the Energy House Showcase on Friday rolled along as Room 2020 became a beehive of building activity this week. Creative genius rose to the surface as Smartians got creative with building materials – both real and virtual! What better way to show this than through a photo display of […]

The BIG Day finally arrives… Energy House Showcase!!!

 The excitement was in the air as the Smartians walked into the classroom on Friday morning. Mrs. McGrath immediately got them to pull out their Dear Mum and Dad (DMDs) so that they could capture an authentic writing experience… their PRE-thoughts before the Energy House Showcase got started at 8:30 up in the lofthouse. From […]

The BIG Day finally arrives… Energy House Showcase!!!

 The excitement was in the air as the Smartians walked into the classroom on Friday morning. Mrs. McGrath immediately got them to pull out their Dear Mum and Dad (DMDs) so that they could capture an authentic writing experience… their PRE-thoughts before the Energy House Showcase got started at 8:30 up in the lofthouse. From […]

The BIG Day finally arrives… Energy House Showcase!!!

 The excitement was in the air as the Smartians walked into the classroom on Friday morning. Mrs. McGrath immediately got them to pull out their Dear Mum and Dad (DMDs) so that they could capture an authentic writing experience… their PRE-thoughts before the Energy House Showcase got started at 8:30 up in the lofthouse. From […]

The BIG Day finally arrives… Energy House Showcase!!!

 The excitement was in the air as the Smartians walked into the classroom on Friday morning. Mrs. McGrath immediately got them to pull out their Dear Mum and Dad (DMDs) so that they could capture an authentic writing experience… their PRE-thoughts before the Energy House Showcase got started at 8:30 up in the lofthouse. From […]

Biomass Guest Speaker shows us the POWER in NATURE…

All the Grade 3 students filed into the Lofthouse on Friday to listen to a Grade 3 dad, Mr. Hauber, speak on the important topic of making energy from biomass. We all know that renewable energy sources is the way of the future, and it was fascinating to find out how biomass is being used as biofuel right here, […]