GCMS Carnaval

Yesterday we had a chance to participate in the French cultural celebration, “Carnaval.” The afternoon was filled with great outdoor activities as well as some tasty traditional French-Canadian treats (La Tire E’rable). A big thank you goes out to Mrs. Krefting, Mrs. Bredo, and the GCMS French Club for putting on this fantastic event.

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Telus World of Science!

Yesterday was a great day of learning at the Teuls World of Science.

In the morning, we got to check out an excellent Chemistry demonstration where we were exposed to all kinds of exciting chemical reactions. Unfortunately I was not on the ball at that point and didn’t have my camera ready for the neat things we got to see.

Then we had some times to check out the Space, Human Body, and Environmental exhibits.

 

Telus world of Science

Telus world of Science

Telus world of Science

Telus world of Science

Telus world of Science

Telus world of Science

Telus world of Science

Telus world of Science

Telus world of Science

After a quick lunch break we taken to a classroom setting where we were able to do some hands on experimenting with electricity. It was great to be able to apply the knowledge from our current science unit.

 

Telus world of Science

Telus world of Science

Telus world of Science

Overall, it was a great day!

Telus world of Science

Visit from CTV News!

Today in LC6 we were very lucky to have CTV News Anchor/Reporter Bill Fortier at GCMS. Bill was here to share his knowledge and expertise on journalism with our students as part of our News Article writing unit.

In addition to talking about Journalism, Bill also talked about the how a news cast is produced, and the many different jobs that go into making each show. It was an awesome learning opportunity for both students and teachers!

Thanks Bill!

Bill Fortier

There’s a chance we could make the news tonight, so check out CTV at 6:00.

Busy Day in 6F

Today was an eventful day in 6f!

We started off the day with math, where we are learning about common multiples.

Then we were lucky enough to have Riley and his Mom bring in some baby bunnies for us to see and hold.

Terry fox run

Terry fox run

Terry fox run

Terry fox run

So much cuteness!

After that it was time for our “Welcome Back” assembly, where we we welcomed all of our new grade five students to Greystone.

Terry fox run

Then we all had the pleasure of watching the new Greystone Staff lead us in the Terry Fox Run warmup while dressed in their best authentic Hawaiian Clothing! I was definitely glad to not be apart of that group this year 🙂

Terry fox run

After our long walk and some lunch we came back together to talk about the different levels of the forest in Science. Students discussed in small groups some different biotic (living) and abiotic (non-living) factors and the affect that these can have on trees, as well as how trees can affect these factors.

Finally, we finished up the day with our read aloud, Touching Spirit Bear

Visit From a Forester

Today we were very lucky to have a special visit from Mrs. Robert’s Cousin, Craig Cruikshank who is a Forester from the University of Alberta. This is an excell ent connection to our Trees and Forest unit in Science, and we really appreciated having an expert in our classroom.

A Special Guest

Mr. Cruikshank talked about his job as Forester, and the different things that he and his team do to help protect and rebuild natural environments.

It would be great if 6F students could post something that they learned during the presentation in the comments section.

Digital Citizenship

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On Wednesday September 24 from 7:30-8:30, Greystone Centennial Middle school will be welcoming Division Principal George Couros, to speak to parents and students about digital citizenship.

George will be speaking and answering your questions about technology, our students, and digital citizenship.

Mr. Couros has spoke about this topic all over the world and we are very lucky to have him. Hope you can make it!

Welcome Back!

Hello everyone and welcome back to another school year! I hope you have all had a fun and restful summer!

During our first week of school we took a trip to Jubilee Park to gather some leaf samples.

Not exactly a leaf, but a cool forest find 🙂

After gathering samples, we analyzed them and compared different aspects such as shape, margin (edge), vein pattern and base type.

 

We then took our samples and turned them into different animals and creatures.