MLS Science Olympics are Coming!

Let The Games Begin . . . well, on Friday January 19th anyway 🙂

Muir Lake School’s Grade 4, 5 and 6 students and staff are pleased to announce that these prestigious games are coming to Muir Lake School! 11 Countries will be proudly represented as students participate in the following events:

  • Crime Scene
  • Bridge Building
  • Parachute Building
  • Tower Building
  • Airplane Building
  • Launcher Building
  • Moveable Devices

Be sure to watch for our special “Royal Guest” to open the games. All guests are welcome to attend the opening ceremonies that will be starting at 8:30 a.m. in the school gym.

Thank you and Good Luck to ALL of our participants!

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Looking For . . . .

CDsOur school science department is in need of some old CDs or DVDs (actually a LOT of them).  So we are asking parents to go through their OLD CDs and DVDs (old computer programs, picture CDs, music CDs, etc) that can be recycled and to please send them in to the school by Tuesday December 9th. Thanks for helping out! 🙂

The Little Extra Goes A Long Way

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” 
― Jimmy Johnson 

I walked into the school this morning and was blown away with the makeover our early years hallway had received. I knew today was fairy tale day but was still not prepared, nor expecting to see such a transformation. It was like walking into a castle. After wandering around checking out all of the decorations and costumes, visiting the classrooms and seeing the excitement in our students, I came back to my office and started thinking (after getting a coffee of course). It truly is all of the extra that makes our school an extraordinary place. And sometimes I think it is important to recognize that and say thank-you.

Thank-you to the teachers and parents who were here until 9:30 pm last night decorating for Fairy Tale Day after student led conferences. Thank-you to the students, staff and volunteers for dressing up, all the planning and work that went into making today an amazing day for our students.

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Students Sharing Their Imagination Projects

It was awesome to come and visit the grade 7 science classes and see the incredible projects and ideas that the students had come up with for their Imagination Foundation Project. What stood out to me the most was the level of creativity, innovation and engagement all of the students displayed. It was easy to see the students’ passion in every conversation that I had with them. Some of them shared their learning and their project on their e-portfolio. Below are only a couple examples of the amazing projects that took place taken from the students’ e-portfolios.

Jake, Ethan and Aaron – Grade 8

Project based learning is when students use projects to learn the curriculum and life skills through a creative and enjoyable manner. We found project based learning extremely beneficial because we were able to express our interests. We believe that project based learning was an exceptionally useful way to educate our fellow students compared to book learning were all you had to do was memorize the material.

During the construction of the mini ballista we went through a voluminous amount of different experiences. Continue reading