The Kindergarten classes visited Milton's Country Heritage Farm to learn more about farms and the life cycles of farm animals. Dressed in raincoats and boots, they had lots of fun splashing into the barn to see lambs, chickens, goats, rabbits and pigs. The SK students learned about how milk gets from the farm to the grocery store and even had a chance to shake up cream to make butter. The PK/JKs learned about the importance of wheat for food and planted their own seeds. On the farm tractor ride, there were cows and fields of vegetables to see too. Everyone appreciated pizza and hot chocolate on the return to school. What a fun day!
The Grade 5 class engaged in some hands-on learning recently as they conducted a variety of experiments to explore the topics of solubility and buoyancy. Their inquiries were part of the final IB science based unit entitled, "Things that Matter". The learning in this lesson required students to observe carefully and to make accurate notes recording their observations. It has been a very busy year in Grade 5 for our young scientists!
Ms. Woodward's section of Grade 11 AP English hosted a 'cocktail party' this week. Invited guests who enjoyed the brie and crackers included: Lester B. Pearson, Pierre Elliot Trudeau, Terry Fox, Russell Peters, Jean Béliveau, Robert Bateman and Amanda Lindhout. Each member of the class attended the party in the role of their selected famous Canadian. Students had previously read a biography of their chosen figure, and are now writing persuasive speeches answering the question: “How has your Canadian influenced the development of the Canadian identity?” Conversations at the party on the long-lasting impacts on Canadian life ranged from politics, travel around Canada and the world, to sports, and charitable works. Ms. Woodward loved entertaining such a fascinating group of important Canadians and not surprisingly, our “guests” seemed to love the food in return!
Although Bayern had the benefit of playing with an extra man, they struggled in this semi-final match against City falling behind 2 nil in the early going. When Tito finally put Bayern on the scoreboard, another misplay allowed Luke to net his third goal of the match for City. As the game continued, the tide began to turn and Bayern mounted their comeback with sustained pressure on the City net, but brilliant play by Megan continued to hold Bayern at bay. However, a second goal by Tito and an equalized from Dino on a penalty shot tied the score at 3 and took the game into a shootout. After 7 players failed to score, James stepped to the penalty spot and drove home the winner propelling Bayern into next week’s championship match
The second game of the doubleheader, was a rematch of last week’s final game of the regular season. The cast, however, was not the same, as Asad would be missing Tim, and Inter would be missing Ejo. Inter did not wait to get their attack in gear scoring twice in the first 3 minutes. Eldrick started the scoring with a splendid run down the right flank and seconds later Leo also worked the ball down the right wing and then placed a brilliant cross on the toe of Eldrick, who make no mistake with the ball, cashing in on his second goal of the game. On the next shift, Leo made a fantastic one on one move from the right side to free up his right foot, which promptly struck the ball into the net for a 3-0 lead. Asad got Real back in the match scoring a pair of quick goals, but Real’s keeper mishandled Leo’s bouncer to the net, resulting in a 4-2 Inter lead. Eldrick scored his third on a break away before Asad scored another two goals, the first on a short side drive and the other on a spin and shoot which caught IM’s keeper off guard. Ms. Corbett joined the scoring parade, as she took Anudev’s spot on corner kick and tapped the ball in the open side of the net.
MCFA Cup final will be played between Bayern MacLachlan and Inter MacLachlan on Friday, May 26.