Have a great Spring Break!

We are now on spring break for two weeks – yahoo! We will be back at school Tuesday, April 2.

Sunday, March 17 is St. Patrick’s day and we celebrated it today with our “Lucky Leprechaun Day” at school. Here is a look at some of the things we did:

Paddy O’Toole and the Turnips Readers Theatre

How to Catch A Leprechaun

First I would get a shiny rock with a long piece of string tied to the rock. Make sure that the leprechaun is following the rope. Find a hole in the ground then put 10 shiny rock sin it. Then wait behind a bush until a leprechaun comes by and see the 10 shiny rocks in the hole. Then I would put a big lid over him but I would not take my eye off him if he told me to because he could disappear. Then I would ask him to lead me to his gold and dig it up and bring it home. Then I would be rich if I am lucky to catch him.

1. If you want to catch a leprechaun you want to put a pot of gold with chocolates around it (the chocolates will make the leprechaun fat so if you look away and look back you can see him waddling away).
2. Say to the leprechaun GIVE MEY YU GOLD!
3. Follow the leprechaun to the gold.
4. Grab the gold and run like CRAZY!

1. Put money in front of a tree.
2. Hide and wait.
3. Let leprechaun grab money.
4. SNAP!
5. Cage falls on leprechaun.
6. He will lead you to gold.
7. You let him go.
8. You get shovel.
9. Leprechaun calls, “Help!”
10. You get back and get gold!

1. First you build a trap that is shiny.
2. Then hide the trap in some bushes so the leprechaun won’t see it.
3. Next, hide in some tall grass and wait.
4. When the leprechaun walks into the trap jump up and grab him and tie him up and ask him where the gold is.
5. As soon as he tells where the gold is you ask him to take you to the spot.
6. As soon as you get there you ask if he has a shovel handy.
7. And if he does ask where it’s buried.
8. When he tells you, ask how come I know you aren’t tricking me?
9. When you know that he is not tricking you dig up the gold if he has a shovel.
10. If you find the gold take it home with you.

1. First get something shiny.
2. Then set up a trap.
3. Make sure the leprechaun is in the trap.
4. Put earmuffs on.
5. Make sure the leprechaun doesn’t make you look away.
6. Then make the leprechaun lead you to his gold.
And that’s how you catch a leprechaun.

1. First you get a big box and put a light in the box and some tinfoil.
2. Then hide in a bush and take a shovel and a leash so he can’t run away.
3. When a leprechaun comes jump on him and put him on the leash.
4. When he leads you to the end of the rainbow, dig up the gold with the shovel.

Proud to be Canadian

This evening at exactly 3:10pm, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield became the first Canadian Commander of the International Space Station!

What an inspiration!

For a look at life inside the ISS, check out this link.

If you could live on the ISS, what would you do all day?

What experiments would you want to try in zero gravity?


The Solar System

Over the last couple of weeks, our class has been creating a papier-mâché model of the Solar System!

We love leaning about space – especially when we get to follow the amazing Canadian astronaut, Chris Hadfield, during his time at the International Space Station. Check out this awesome cartoon about Chris Hadfield!

Each student in our class has chose a planet to research.

What is an interesting fact you have found about your planet?

BC Green Games

For the past number of years, our school has entered the BC Green Games, Science World’s annual environmental action contest for BC schools. We are an Earth Award School, which means that we have completed over 1000 environmental projects to date! This year, our school’s project is called Rocks RockCheck out this ROCK FESTIVAL powerpoint presentation to view our submission for this year’s Green Games!

Please vote for our school. Go to http://www.bcgreengames.ca and click on Vote Now! 

Here are a few pictures from our Rock Festival in January: