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Sarah Betts
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Water, Water, Everywhere ~ or is there?
Last week we started a new inquiry unit on water!  When we start a new unit of learning we always like to start with what we think we know about that topic. Since we just finished a unit on matter it was exciting to see some of our learning show up here!  T...
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Learning to Collaborate!
Every Monday we start our day with "Monday Mingle."  This is a chance for us to not only hear all the exciting things our friends did over the weekend but also to practice our collaboration skills.  We quickly review each skill and then meet in groups of 4 ...
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Opening our Minds to Learning!
Last week Mrs. Betts wrote the words "Growth Mindset" on the board and asked us what we thought that meant.  After some think time, one student responded,"I think it means your mind is getting ready to grow!" Then we watched a video called, "Austin's Butter...
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iRide! Do You?
Last Monday was our first bike clinic and we were so excited!  Two coaches - Coach Tubs and Coach Jeff - from Cycling BC came to help us work on our biking skills.  The first thing we learned was how to adjust our helmets so that our brains and foreheads we...
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Meeting An Author and Illustrator!
Last Monday, Mrs. Soo, our librarian, organized a visit from a local author and illustrator.  Her name is Dianna Bonder.  She has illustrated eleven children's books and has written four of them.  She began by talking about her illustrations.  She showed us...
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Salmon Release!
On Tuesday our school released 28,166 salmon fry into the creek at the end of the road by our school! Volunteers and workers from the Nicomekl Hatchery came to our local creek to release the salmon and every class had the chance to help!   We walked down in...
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Our Potatoes are Growing!
Our potatoes are really growing! Last week we went down to the foyer to observe how much they had grown and then we "hilled" them.  Do you know what it means to hill the potatoes?  We had to carry the bags of compost down . . they were heavy!  It took 2-3 o...
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Pots of Potatoes!
On the last day of school before our break we came to school
dressed in our pajamas, ready for a cozy day of learning.  We began the
day by looking at our Warba seed potatoes.  We used magnifying glasses to look closely at the potatoes.  We noticed that t...
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One Hundred Days of Learning One Hundred Days of Fun!
We celebrated 100 days of learning and fun on Wednesday!  We know that some classes around the globe were celebrating on different days but this day was perfect for us!  What's a party without hats?  So the first thing we did was make a 100 day hat!  We had...
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