Yesterday the Primary and Junior Divisions went on an awesome trip to Mountsburg! The Grade 3 program was called "Green Thumbs" and we learned all about soil and how humans and animals could not live without it. The best part was digging in the soil in the forest so we could find out what soil is made of, getting all muddy and then rolling in the snow to get the mud off. We also learned that the horse poop we saw, leaves, twigs and rocks will all turn into soil with the help of the sun, water and worms. In the afternoon we got to feed the chickadees in the forest out of our hands and from our heads when we stood very still and kept quiet. We learned about emerald ash borers and saw some trees that had to be cut down because of them and we counted rings on logs to find out how old the trees were. Our guide showed us how we could tell the difference between some trees by looking at their branches and we learned about a black fungus on a tree in the woods. It was an awesome trip and we hope to go back again next year! By Irelyn and Viliya
On Wednesday, March 7th, many MacLachlan students went to Mountsberg Conservation Area. When the Grade Two classes arrived they met their guide Rob. Rob brought them to a classroom and taught us about different kids of birds. We got to touch the wings and feet of raptors like owls, eagles, vultures and falcons. After the Grade 2s went outside and saw owls, eagles and one type of vulture. We also went to a theatre and our guide showed us some owls close up. After lunch, students went to a farm and saw a variety of other animals. We also went on a wagon ride and learned how to make maple syrup and even got to try some! We went back on a wagon pulled by horses and saw a puppet show about how to make maple syrup. The Grade 2s had an amazing field trip. Written my Madison, Grade 2
Words to describe the MacLachlan College Under 10 Floor Hockey Team. On Tuesday March 6th, 9 students represented MacLachlan College in the U10 Floor Hockey Tournament. The Mariners’s defense was a wall of strength with Ethan, Odessa, Charlie and Olivia making sure they protected their goalie at all cost! Our forward lines were comprised of Christopher, Rhys, Peter and Victoria, who moved with great speed every time they had an opportunity. Our team’s goal scoring highlights included: Rhys with a perfect shot through the goalie’s legs with an assist coming from Ethan, Charlie’s surprise goal from the other team not paying attention as he shot from behind our own goal line to score, and then there was Victoria, with two incredible goals. She was set up for success with assists from Christopher and Olivia. However, the shining star of the game by far was our goalie, the unbelievable Liam, who fought for 4 games straight to stop everything he saw coming! The team stayed positive, kept their heads up and supported each other through the ups and downs of the tournament. Overall the coaches, Mrs. Sindrey and Ms. Harrison, were extremely proud of their team and we congratulate the U10 Mariners for their performance!