February 16th, 2017
In order to address the Science unit curriculum outcomes for the Building Devices and Vehicles that Move, we are planning on collecting materials for our final project.
The project, Twisted Trio Toys, is focused on creating innovative and creative toys (using recycled items) that do not require batteries or electricity. Students will take on the role of toy designers and will design toy prototypes that incorporate simple machines to meet curriculum outcomes.
To facilitate this process, we would appreciate it if you could contribute some of the materials for this project. Please do not purchase items as we want to use common, recyclable items such as those listed below:
- Wooden skewers
- Elastic bands
- Tetley Tea Tins
- Round lids (ex. pop bottle, milk jug lids,)
- Cardboard (cereal boxes, manila tag)
- Duct tape
- Black electrical tape
- Pop cans
- Toilet paper rolls/paper towel rolls
- Kleenex boxes
- Wrapping paper rolls
- Paper Plates
- Paper cups
- Washed recycle cups
Your child will be receiving a letter requesting these supplies, addressed to them as future employees of the Twisted Trio Toys Company. Please note that materials will not be returned at the end of the project and that they will be placed in a communal box, to be used by all students as needed.
Once the project gets underway, your child may want to bring group design items (ie decorations). These would NOT be placed in the communal box and would be specific to your child’s group.
Please send the items to the school by Wednesday, February 22.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for your support in your child’s learning experience.
Grade 4 students will be enjoying the talents of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra on February 14. The theme for the performance is Canada’s 150 Birthday. Students are encouraged to dress semi-formal.
When we return to the school, students will have lunch, exchange valentine’s and create some valentine’s art.
Parent/Teacher/Student interviews are on February 6 and 7. The online booking system is now open. Please follow the link for more information.
We are starting our unit on building movable devices and are in need of supplies. Students will each need the following for next week.
4 (or more) old CDs or DVDs. These will be wheels for vehicles
4 (or more) milk jug lids (or something of similar size). These will be used for the wheels to go over the hole in the DVD.
4 buttons about the size of quarters and all the same size. These will be used to make clothes peg cars.
2 buttons about the size of quarters, and 2 slightly smaller buttons.
Thanks for your support.