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Denise Colby
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School Year End Post
Reflecting on our year: This year we welcomed new grade 4's 5's and 6's to our class.  They added new experiences and points of view to our school.  Miss Colby and Miss Hughes spent a lot of time trying to get the class to stay on topic, since all the stude...

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Urban Voices
Urban voices In February, many students submitted poetry to the Urban Voices poetry contest held by the English Language and Literacy Department of the Toronto District School Board.  Only one student, in grade 4, won a spot in the poetry anthology book.  S...

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Winding Down?
Often people think that June in school means that we are winding down the years activities, but that is not true!  We are still moving full steam ahead. Here are some of the events we are planning and attending in June: PanAm School Games: We are planning a...

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A Day Outside
Wednesday May 20th It was a cold and windy morning, but the sun came out, and warmed us up a bit.  We spent almost the whole morning outside participating in our schools' track and field day.  Many students had fun at the Just Dance station; which wasn't a ...

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The Busy Month of May
STEM fair and Novel Museum Some of projects at our Novel Museum We worked very hard last week to prepare for our STEM fair and Novel Museums.  Two groups from our class are finalist for a STEM fair prize.  Their inquiries were: "Why do people like chocolate...

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Girl Issues: Child Marriage
*Reminder: these posts are written by the class as a shared writing activity.  The words and sentence structures are their own thoughts.  (They impress me all the time.) Girl Issues We have been working on a big project for a teacher program called TakingIT...

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The Busy March
We have had a busy March.  It started with a trip to Kearney, and ended with our trip to Forest Valley.  The grade 4/5/6's all finish large and small science projects.  The grade 4's researched and designed a habitat for a Giant Sea Bass.  The grade 5's res...

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Clothing Drive Details
These are the Items that you can and cannot donate to our Clothing drive from March 3rd to March 13th. What to bring :                                  Jackets Sweaters Shirts Pants Dresses Skirts Shoes Shorts What NOT to bring: Blankets Sleeping Bags Under...

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Google Site
Parents!  We have just made a Google site for our class.  It has information about curriculum, links to website students can access at home to practice skills, and other resources.  Please visit and feel free to leave feedback about what content you would l...

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Survey Results: Homelessness in Canada
Last week we created a survey about homelessness and sent it out on social media.  We wanted to know what people thought about homelessness, and if some of the opinions relate to the facts we have discovered.  In pairs or alone we created graphs based on th...
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