Have you ever had a videoconference? Well, we just did. Today we travelled six hours to the Grasslands region of southern Alberta and visited Dinosaur Provincial Park! From the comfort of our classroom we experienced the sight of mule deer eating lunch, tasted the muddy flavour of popcorn rock, heard the frightening rattle of the Prairie rattlesnake and felt the smooth fossil of a Euoplocephalus. We watched a cartoon of the glacier story, and now we know how all the fossils ended up in the Badlands. We listened to the wind all through the trip, and know to hang on to our hats. After learning about rocks and minerals in Grade 3, it was very interesting to learn about how the big rock formations. The names of some of the plants and animals were interesting too. Have you ever heard of smooth Bluetongued grass or Blue Grama grass? We are looking forward to visiting the Cypress Forest next Wednesday.
Being a member of the Grade 4 class (whether teacher or student) comes with added privileges and responsibilities. 4H is excited about leading the first student led Millgrove Milemaker Assembly this week. We decided to create plays focusing on our October Milemaker theme of Friendship. After discussing some of the problems faced by friends on the school playground, each group designed a play aimed at providing younger students with positive strategies to use at recess.
Three of the plays will be performed on Friday at the school Assembly, as well as our song “Always Friends”. Please come join us on Friday, October 28 in the school gym to see the results! We’d love to hear what you think!
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