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Friday, 29 April 2016

Properties of and Changes in Substances Kahoot

Hello Families of Room 4,

It has been a VERY long time since we last posted on our blog. Please find below a review Kahoot quiz that students can access from home in order to prepare for our Science test on Monday. All you need is a computer and a phone or iPad, or tablet to play. (You do need a computer as the mobile device is how you play the game)
Please click the link below to go directly to the Kahoot.

Have a fun weekend!!

Mrs. Miller

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

10 Most Wanted Items from Winnipeg Harvest

As part of our "We Scare Hunger" campaign we are looking to provide Winnipeg Harvest with some of their 10 Most Wanted Items. Please see the list below for your reference.

10 Most Wanted Food Items

  1. Canned fish and poultry – tuna, or salmon (packed in water) chicken or turkey
  2. Canned fruit and vegetables (packed in own juice)
  3. Canned stew, chili, brown beans
  4. Peanut Butter
  5. Baby Food – jars of chicken, beef, vegetables or fruit, infant cereal such as oatmeal, barley or rice, Formula with added iron (While donations of infant formula with added iron are needed, Winnipeg Harvest supports breastfeeding.)
  6. Whole grain pasta/whole wheat pasta
  7. Rice – brown, converted or parboiled
  8. Canned spaghetti sauce or tomatoes
  9. Cereal – high fiber, non-sugar coated
  10. Canned soup – lentil, pea, vegetable
Please share what you can spare of these non-perishable food items.
These food items reflect recommendations in Canada’s Food Guide and are supported by Manitoba Dietitians.

We Scare Hunger

Our classroom along with the rest of the school will be participating in "We Scare Hunger" and collecting donations for Winnipeg Harvest. We are accepting all types of non-perishable food items and will begin collecting tomorrow, Thursday, October 22 and will accept donations after Halloween as well through the first week of November. We learned in an assembly today that 60 000 Manitobans use Winnipeg Harvest every month and half of those Manitobans are children. If you are able to donate, we would greatly appreciate it.

Mrs. Miller and the Students of Room 4

Friday, 2 October 2015

Kahoot Link for Weekend Studying

Hello Families of Room 4,

We played an awesome quiz game called Kahoot today. Kahoot is an online quiz that can be generated on any topic. Mrs. Miller made up a Kahoot quiz for The Digestive and Urinary Systems to assist students in studying for our test on Monday. If you click the link below you will be taken directly to our quiz so that students can review the concepts that coincide with the study guide that went home today. Enjoy your weekend!

From: Mrs. Miller

Monday, 28 September 2015

The Digestive System

     We have been studying the Digestive System in Science class. Today we recreated a model representation of the Digestive System. We used every day household items like bread, water, and a Ziploc bag.
     First we started by taking a slice of bread and pulling it into smaller pieces. The pulling apart of the bread mimicked the action of the teeth chewing, grinding, and pulling food inside our mouth. After breaking the bread into smaller pieces, we moved the bread into the Ziploc bag. The action of moving the bread was representing the esophagus swallowing the bread and taking it to the stomach. The stomach in our case was the Ziploc bag. We filled up a cup with water and poured the water into the stomach. The water represented saliva and other digestive juices that would be found in the stomach. We then squeezed and massaged the bread and water together which was representing the chemical digestion that occurs in the stomach as well as the mechanical digestion of peristalsis. The peristalsis is muscular contractions that allows the food to travel through the small and large intestines. The food that travels through the intestines has the nutrients absorbed back into the body to be used for energy later on. Once the food had been dissolved in the digestive juices and travelled down the intestinal tracts we made the journey to the garbage can. The distance travelled from the student's seats to the garbage was representing the food travelling through the rectum. The students then deposited their Ziploc bag into the garbage can and this represents the removal of waste from the body through the anus.
       Today's class was exciting and disgusting all at the same time!

 First we ripped the bread in half and then into tinier pieces to mimic the process of chewing.

 Then we placed the bread into the Ziploc bag to mimic the process of food being swallowed down the esophagus.

 The food was then sitting in the stomach.

 The water was poured into the Ziploc bag to mimic the saliva and digestive juices that would be present with food in the stomach.

 We then massaged and squished the bread and food together to mimic the chemical and mechanical digestion process in the stomach and as the food moves through the small and large intestines.

To end we walked to the garbage can which was to mimic food moving through the rectum to the anus. (The garbage can was the anus where our waste was removed).

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Posting Pictures Online

We had the pleasure of having Constable Budahan come and speak to the Grade 3's yesterday about online safety. He shared an acronym with us that resonated with me and I wanted to share it with our classroom families. Students were told to THINK before posting pictures online:

T- True: Is the picture true?
H- Harmful: Will this picture hurt me or someone else?
I- Illegal: Is there anything illegal in the picture I want to post?
N- Necessary: Is the picture I'm posting necessary or serving a purpose?
K- Kind: Is the photo I'm posting kind to myself and others?

Thank you for reading this post and for speaking with your children about what they do online. This is a conversation that should be constantly evolving and occurring.

The Students of Room 4

Repeated Subtraction

Today we were working on using repeated subtraction to understand division. One of our learners used snap cubes to create an empty number line and then used the blue blocks to represent the number of jumps made on the number line. This is a great hands-on way to represent math facts and solidifies the learning for this student.