Thursday April 26th

Today we finished our Waste Free Lunch posters, finished up our science experiments ( if they were late ), and worked on our Genius Hour projects.  We met with our buddies to create a Multicultural book for the One World Living Together festival held at Riverside Park June 8-10.  Look for it in one of the tents!  At the end of the day we completed a Three Act math question and wrote a probability diagnostic assessment.

Genius Hour … messy, authentic inquiry!


1.Planet Protectors due Wednesday May 2nd

Snack Sized Bag


Wednesday April 25th

Today we worked on Mission #4 for Planet Protectors.  Students are encouraged to bring a WASTE FREE, LITTERLESS lunch tomorrow.  We wrote our math test.  We ‘brought the library to us’ today due to the weather.  Thanks to Jen Lisso, the virtual technician at the Guelph Library.  Ask you child about what they learned today!  All they need is a Guelph Library card to access all the awesome features of the Guelph Library.



  1. Bring a waste free lunch tomorrow!  The CHALLENGE is ON!  The team that has the most waste free lunches gets points!
  2. Science Experimental write-up due tomorrow – some students experienced difficulty conducting the experiment at school so they may need to do so at home.  Click here for assignment guidelines.  ( we completed the group investigation together as a class ).  Any issues – bring a parent note to avoid being marked ‘late’.

Monday April 23rd

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Hooray for SUNSHINE!

Today we reviewed for math, played “Rock, Paper, Scissors Football” and Sabakiball for Phys. Ed, completed Daily 5 activities and worked on our flight experiments.


  1. Math Test on Wednesday
  2. Library Field Trip permission form
  3. Science flight experimental write-up due on Thursday
  4. Planet Protectors Mission Three due Wednesday
  5. PD Day on Friday April 27th ( no school )

Friday April 20th

Today we reviewed the learning goal and success criteria for our flight experiments and students started their research to develop their question for investigation.  We played a new game, ” sabakiball” in Phys. Ed.  We had our “Electronics” class reward time, and Mrs. Gallant met with individual students to review their word work assessments and math check-ins.

sabaki (体捌き) is a term from Japanese martial arts and which relates to ‘whole body movement’, or repositioning. It can be translated as body-management


  1. Math test next Wednesday April 25th
  2. Planet Protectors due Tuesday April 24th
  3. Practice Word Work words

Thursday April 19th

Today we worked on our Genius Hour projects and a few students helped make a beehive for the play.  We conducted our science experiment and students learned how much writing and analysis the scientific method requires.  We wrote a check in for math about ratios and learned about rates.


  1. Math homework
  2. Electronics Day class reward tomorrow for Major Points Dude
  3. Planet Protectors Mission Three

Wednesday April 18th

Today we had a teacher directed lesson on ratios and equivalent ratios.  We made our punch ( see below! ), started our paper airplane experiment, went to the library and read independently while Mrs. Gallant worked with small groups to practice reading fluency.

The (mis)adventures of shopping for “Floating Island Punch”

I was able to find most of the ingredients … at a reasonable cost … except for the elusive orange sherbet!  I went to two different grocery stores and they only carried mango, rainbow and lime so I decided to go with the rainbow one as it had some orange in the picture.

I wasn’t quite sure about the frozen juice from concentrate, was it a better deal to buy three of something for five dollars and save 67 cents when I really only wanted two?  They didn’t sell orange juice in the store brand, only orange punch for 77 cents …

And then, things got ugly …

And the winner is … Mr Pham!

We worked together to make the punch!


  1. Planet protectors Mission Three
  2. Math test study guide handed out ( math test next Wednesday April 25th)
  3. Genius Hour tomorrow – bring supplies

Tuesday April 17th

Indoor Recess all day :o(  The playground was way too slippery!

Today we finished Planet Protector Level Three.  Students have one week to complete their mission.  They also performed some ‘food scrap raps’!

We reviewed vocabulary for our upcoming experiment on flight ( paper airplanes ).  We learned about equivalent ratios through recipes and some practice questions.


  1. Planet Protector Mission
  2. Research types of paper airplane wings for tomorrow if you have time!
  3. Math worksheet ( equivalent ratios )
  4. Library Day tomorrow!

Friday April 13th

Today we found out that we are getting a new student in Room 202!  We wrote him some welcome letters.  We reviewed yesterday’s math through partner presentations, met with our reading buddies, played a “flying pig” game, had our Word Work test and completed Mathletics and Daily Five Activities.  Mrs. Gallant also learned a new word “yeet”


  1. Planet Protectors and Eat Me First sign