At lunch recess today, the Kindergarten to Grade 6 students participated in an obstacle course to raise money for the people affected by the fires in Alberta. Ms. Brzezinski's Grade 5 class designed and carried out the fun activity as one of their initiatives in support of this cause. They will run the obstacle course for our morning JK and Pre-K students on Friday morning! All the students from PK to Grade 6 who donated $5 or more are welcome to dress casually on Friday! Thank to everyone for your generosity in support of this worthy Canadian cause!
Fourteen Upper School students accompanied Jamie on his Duke of Edinburgh Award 4-day gold qualfiying canoe journey this May in Algonquin Park. After avoiding most of the Saturday rains on our first day, our second day provided some excitemwnt as a moose was spotted grazing in a small bay in Blue Jay Lake prior to our meandering through the creek network that linked it with Vanishing Pond. Day three provided its own challenges as on the second portage there were 5 trees that were blown over which impacted our portage trail. It was at the end of this 700m portage where it became more interesting, as a dozen trees were felled by a previous wind storm and it was impassible, which meant creating a new entry point to put the canoes into the water and load. A fire brigade style approach became necessary, but our hearty band of Mariners managed to maneuver around the obstacles and stay the course.
Today in room 302, Ms. Brzezinski's Grade 5 class Videogame Challenge raised over 30 dollars. All the money we raised will be going to the people affected by the Fort McMurray fires in Alberta. Thanks to all the people who came out to support us! The winner for the video game challenge was James, a member of the Grade 10 class. He won his class a free CD day on Friday, May 27th 2016! The Grade 5's decided to initiate this school wide fundraiser because tons of houses are burning down because of a wildfire in Alberta. Many people were evacuated leaving everything behind, but luckily nobody was killed. Tomorrow, the Lower School will be participating at recess in an obstacle course as another fundraising activity. This will help bring awareness and raise money as well. Thank you to our generous MacLachlan community for all your support! Written by Gerrard and Ugur
This term the Grade One class is busily inquiring into different kinds of homes as part of their PYP unit: "A House is a Home to Me". Recently the students actively participated in a workshop from Bricks 4 Kidz, using Lego to build castles with a partner. They also enjoyed experimenting with Lego at the beginning and end of the workshop, letting their imaginations run wild as they created structures of their own design. Their creativity and problem-solving skills were evident as students collaborated and applied their knowledge of form and function learned in class.