Congratulations to all of our students who are moving on to the finals for our speech competition. We are proud of all of our students who participated this year. Everyone did an outstanding job!
To celebrate our 100th day of school on February 24th, celebrated in different ways. Reason to find out what we did!
The JK’s and SK’s displayed paper trophies sharing what they were most proud of learning for the last 100 days. They wore special crowns and brought in 100 items from home (cheerios, smarties, pasta etc) to create something unique.
The grade 1's each completed a presentation of 100 items with poster boards, necklaces, a rhyming puzzle, an abacus, hockey card collection, just to name a few. Each student presented their 100th items in a unique way. They also wrote a piece about what they would do if they had $100 dollars.
The grade 2/3 class engaged in 100 exercises for Health class, coloured odd and even numbers up to 100 to create a picture and filled out a sheet all about 100 (I wish I had 100..., I wouldn't want 100..., When I am 100 I will...)
The grade 4 class participated in a writing assignment in language. They had to imagine they had a hundred dollars, but they could not keep it for themselves. They had to give it to either a person or charity. They then had to describe what they would want the person or charity to do with it.
The grade 5’s daily math questions were all 100 based and they also created a bucket list of 5 things they wanted to do before they turned 100.
Finally, the 7/8 class had a collaborative discussion about what the world will be like in 100 years from now.
We are all 100 days smarter at GAA!!
Yesterday, our grade 4 class travelled to Toronto to experience feudalism up close at Medieval Times. Student’s had front row seats for medieval combat and pageantry, sword-clashing battles, a delicious 4 course medieval feast, and witnessed beautiful horses with unique performances.
Student’s really felt as though they were in a medieval era as they were inside a stone castle resembling Medieval Spain, while they watched six knights in authentic armour, in a jousting tournament for the title of the King’s champion!
We cheered on the red knight as he defeated his enemy in a thrilling battle!
An excellent experience had by all!
Quelle belle surprise!
The grade twos and threes have received international mail from the French students of Marymount International School in PARIS!
The students from France wrote, decorated and sent lovely holiday cards telling us all about themselves en français! Our classes were so excited to read and translate them together!
Now the real fun begins; writing back some replies to our new French friends!
Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)!
The Grade 4 class does some sort or DPA (Daily Physical Activity) each day with Mr. Slater. We like to change things up a little and one way was to do the workout to music. During opening ysterday the Grade 4 class decided to to do a mini flash mob to show the school what they have done! It was a big hit and was soo much fun! Poor Mr Fretz did not see it coming!
GREAT WORK GRADE 4!!!
The grade 4 class had the opportunity to get a first hand lesson from the Burlington Firefighters today. The lesson included kitchen safety, what to expect to hear/questions when they phone 911, and why you need an escape plane.
A special thanks to Captain Chris and his crew, Jarrod, Tyrone, and Tony for taking the time out of their busy schedule and for dressing Mr. Slater up like a firefighter. The students asked a lot of great questions and got a lot of information... and the big highlight was having a tour of the "Tool Box" (aka the fire truck).
Today grades 4-8 students attended the Royal Ontario Museum. The grade 4 class participated in a museum lesson and tour based on their science unit and lessons on Habitats and Communities.
The grade 5 class engaged in a discovery workshop to explore First Nations communities in Canada, a Social Studies unit being covered this term.
The grade 6 class explored a module on flight, as part of their Science unit. The 7/8 class explored the Pompeii exhibit to further their understanding of this important historical period.
An educational and engaging experience was had by all!