Freezing and Melting

Yesterday in Science we talked about Freezing and Melting.

A solid can change into a liquid when they warm up. Liquids can change into solids when they cool down.

We did an experiment to see which solid would melt the quickest…, chocolate or butter.

Most of us predicted the ice would melt the quickest and we were right! We put them outside in the sun, and we were surprised that the butter didn’t really melt- it just got smooshed. Then the wind came and blew our experiment over but we were still able to see the results.


Our visit to the Fire Hall

This week is Fire Safety Week and we were lucky enough to be able to visit the Fire Hall this afternoon. Mr. Austin and Mr. Taylor gave us a tour and we were able to go into many of the trucks and see a lot of cool stuff!.

The Fire Hall is having an open house/BBQ on Wednesday October 8th from 6-8. Everyone is welcome to attend!

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Friday Smiles

Here is what made us smile this week 🙂

Sept. 28-playing games in computers (Mason)

Sept. 29-doing stations in gym (Gabbi)

Sept. 30-playing outside at recess with Arli and Meghan (Taylor)

Oct. 1-watching the circus lady Saffire (Kaiden)

Oct. 2-having an easy spelling test (Taren)

Have a wonderful weekend, it looks like the weather is going to be a little cooler so please make sure that your child is dressed appropriately for the day.

See you next week at parent-student-teacher conferences!

A Special Event

Today we were lucky enough to have a real circus performer visit our school. Saffire is a speaker who shares her anti-bullying message while she amazes us with her juggling and hula hoop skills. She was impressive to watch, and she even got a few teachers involved in her show! Saffire told us that she has a you-tube channel- so check it out!

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Pattern Quiz in Math

We will be having our first math quiz on Monday October 5th. It will be on Unit 1 Patterning. The children have worked hard this month to learn the language and complete the assignments. This is what they need to be able to do;

  1. They need to be able to identify a repeating pattern, identify the core, extend the pattern at least 2 times, as well as create their own patterns.
  2. They need to be able to tell me what the attributes are in a pattern. An attribute is the part of a pattern that changes i.e.; shape, colour size, number and position.
  3. They also need to be able to create patterns with a specified number of elements in the core.

4.They also need to be able to identify an increasing pattern and tell what the pattern rule is “start with __ and add___ more each time”. 

5.They need to be able to extend an increasing pattern and be able to create their own increasing pattern.

I am sending home their math pattern booklets to let you know the types of activities we have been working on at school. We will be reviewing these concepts on Thursday and Friday and I will be sending home our review sheet as well once we complete it. You can also create your own patterning activities for your child to complete using household items or drawing them.

Please return the pattern booklet to school when you are done looking at it.

Thanks in advance for helping your child prepare for this assessment.



Jeralyn Tebay