The grade 2 classes had the opportunity to share their habitat artwork with the grade 9 Geography class. Students eagerly shared the habitat that they painted as well as the animals and vegetation that could be found in their habitat with the Grade 9 students. This was a great way for older students to discuss and enhance peer learning based on their own experience with their current unit on ecosystems and habitats. It was a great experience for all involved!
On Wednesday, November 7th, the Grade 2 students had the opportunity to speak with Ms. Maria, a dietician, at Loblaws. During their visit, they learned about the Canada Food Guide and took a tour of the grocery store to find out where they could find the healthiest foods for their bodies according to the Canada Food Guide. Ms. Maria organized a healthy snack of hummus, snap peas, carrots, and melon. Students also had the opportunity to be risk-takers and try raw spiralized beets (they loved them!) and dragon fruit.
All in all, they had a fantastic trip where they learned a lot about a local grocery store and the best way to make healthy choices.
Today our PYP and Upper School Remembrance Day Assemblies were conducted by our MacLachlan College Prefects. Each assembly focused on honouring Canada's Veterans and paying tribute to our heroes for their service and sacrifice. Students came together to recite the poem “In Flanders Fields", and the Drama Class presented a series of tableau set to a student recorded reading of Wilfred Owen's poem "Dulce Et Decorum Est." There were beautiful presentations by the grade 9-12 band, performing “Hymn to the Fallen” and a heartfelt performance of “Coming Home” by The Collective. During our PYP assembly, the Grade 1-3 Choir did an amazing job performing the song ” Why Do We Have Remembrance Day?”
The Remembrance Day assemblies also hosted an amazing guest speaker, Pte. Nicholas of the 32nd Canadian Brigade Group came to share his message with our MacLachlan family. Thank you to everyone who worked hard to make this year’s Remembrance Day assemblies such a success.
Congratulations to the U14 Ultimate Frisbee Team for their third-place finish in the tournament on Wednesday. Players worked together while facing some tough competition and won three of the five games played. Throughout the season, players were dedicated to the team, showing up on time and ready to practice each morning. Congratulations for an outstanding effort by all!