Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Rocks for Kids

written by Grayson, Jake and Brenden
Room 108 Kindergarten Class

One day, we were wondering how many kids were in our school.  We went to every class to ask how many kids they had.  We had notebooks and clipboards to write down the number.  Mrs. Mills helped us add up all of the numbers.  There are 203 kids in our school! (256 with our Junior Kindergarten kids!)  Jake had the idea to make rocks.  He used his hat to collect little rocks.  It was heavy!  We helped him.  We made rocks to make the school a better place, and the world too!  

We painted the rocks.  We wrote notes to each person.  "Here's rocks for you.  From Room 108."  We put them in little bags and tied them with pipe cleaners.  We put enough special rock bags into a fancy bag and took one to each classroom.  Every kid in our school got a special rock bag, even us!  We saw some thank yous on Twitter!

Everyone felt happy because they got 10 special rocks.  We DID make the school a better place!!!

Painting the rocks

Writing the notes

Counting the rocks

Delivering the rocks!

Special deliveries!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Room 130 Election 2015

written by Jayde, Olivia and Jackson

Three weeks ago, we watched the Justin Trudeau swearing in ceremony and Aidan suggested that we have a class election.  We were inspired to elect a Prime Minister in our classroom.  Jackson and Olivia were nominated to run for Prime Minister.  They gave a speech on the morning of the election.  They talked about what they would do as Prime Minister.  They made election promises.  We had to make ballots for the election.

When we voted, each person went behind a voting box.  Jayde and Sophie called people to vote and marked them off of the list.  The kids marked their choice on the ballot and put it in the box.  Carter and J counted the votes.  Jackson has 11 votes and Olivia had 5.  Mrs. Magnusson continued to encourage us to be confident and work together!  We are going to hold an election every 4 months.  Olivia feels she will run again!

It is great to have the opportunity to have a second election.  We are all excited about the next election.  The election was interesting to do in our classroom because it had just happened in Canada.  It also taught us that even when you lose, we need to work together.  We think that it is easier to be the Prime Minister in Room 130 than it would be to be the Prime Minister of Canada.  Justin Trudeau has a hard job!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Bag it Up Challenge October 2015

written by Alethea and Kerrigan
We collected plastic bags over the past month.  We counted the bags.  We put them into piles of 10 until all of the bags were gone.  Sometimes there were leftover bags to make a pile less than 10 like 8.  We counted by 10s to add up the total.  It was so much easier to count by 10s than individually.  Even counting by groups of 5 would take longer!  We put the piles around the perimeter of the gym.
Once we counted them, we put them into a big bag.  The bags will be sent to the factory to be made into something.  They are melted down, molded and colour is added.  Our school is getting a planter made from recycled bags and compressed wood.  Our buddy bench by the gardens was also made this way.  Bag it up is important because it helps to save the earth and environment just like when we did the Shoreline Clean-up.  Bags don't decompose for far too many years!!!  We need to recycle them instead!
Our school collected 1922 bags!!!  Last year, the province of Manitoba collected over one million bags!!!
Even though the Bag it Up challenge is over, you can still bring plastic bags to your local grocery stores.