We've been helping out with a prpoject called Tomatoshere. The project involved germinating tomato seeds and contributed to experiments in the field of space farming. This project is supported by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), Agriculture Canada, Heinz as well as others. This project contributes to experiments in the field of space farming which is a critical ingredient in the design of a life support system needed to send humans to other planets. Whoa.. that's a mouthful.
Article posted November 5, 2012 at 09:02 PM GMT-7 •
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We had a tour of the exhibit called "100 Years of Loss". The exhibit tells the history of the Indian Residential School System (IRSS) in Canada. The children learned about First Nations people and how they lived before European contact. They also learned how First Nations children as young as 5 years of age were taken away from their families and sent to residential schools. These children were not allowed to speak their native language. We ended our tour decorating wooden tiles that will be put together with hundreds of other tiles to remember the children and families that were affected by the IRSS.
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The whole school was treated to one class act!! Flying Bob is a world renowned juggler, tight rope walker and all round goof, I mean clown. He entertained the children from both Westmount School and Empire School. That's over 500 kids at once. It was an awesome show!
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Our travel buddy from Rotorua, New Zealand has arrived after a long flight in a very tight package. Baa Baa brought with him (or her) a hilarious book about himself, some pineapple chews (which are delicious), a travel log and some post cards. The title of the book is "Baa, Baa Smart Sheep". Whatever you do , don't eat smart pills if a sheep tells you to. My children were very excited to meet their new friend and can't wait to start taking Baa Baa home for sleepovers. The travel buddies that we sent to New Zealand are already having the adventure of their lives. We sent the Pigeon and Scaredy Squirrel. Scaredy Squirrel wouldn't go alone for obvious reasons.
Article posted October 26, 2012 at 10:27 PM GMT-7 •
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My grade 1 class got together with Mrs. Turcotte's Pre-K class to set up our worm composting boxes. The worms are red wigglers. They eat fruit and vegetable waste and turn it into rich soil that will be used in the indoor garden that the Pre-K class is starting up.
Article posted October 21, 2012 at 08:17 PM GMT-7 •
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We had a field trip out to Luise Bergen's Farm. She is taking care of the pheasants that we hatched in the spring. The pheasants are doing great! As you can see Luise has a lot of different kinds of animals including horses, sheep, ducks, dogs, cats and rats and elephants and as sure as you're born but she didn't have any unicorns. The children had an awesome time at the farm. They even had a scavenger hunt. Luise and her daughter, Joline, were wonderful hosts and tour guides. We are very thankful for their generosity!
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We had two visitors in our class on Monday afternoon. They were Sanders, the burrowing owl, and Lori, the handler. Burrowing owls are an endangered species. Sanders is an ambassador owl who visits classrooms around Saskatchewan to teach children about burrowing owls and why it is important to help protect endangered species.
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