December 8

Teeny Tiny Loose Parts

Students in Grade 3 and 3/4 created designs using our 3D printed winter trees. The challange was to use some very tiny parts and to create one large decorated tree with our designs. The students agreed that next time they would communicate their ideas before they started and I learned to use a smaller tree. The little parts were tricky to manipulate and the students enjoyed the challenge.

 

December 1

‘Smoot’ – Surrey Picture Books of the Year

This week we read the first of the ten nominations for the Surrey School’s Picture Book of the Year. We will read the others by the end of May and vote on our favourite. Our focus was on shadows in Smoot: The Rebellious Shadow by Michelle Cuevas.

November 24

3D Printing

This week we were able to get the 3D Printer up and running. Students were interested in watching the printer in action and had lots of questions. We are looking forward to using the printer to show learning.

We set the printer up in the window so passing students could check out the progress.

November 11

Book Fair Breaks Records: Student Leaders Step Up!

Scholastic tells me that our Fall Book Fair was the highest grossing Fair in the history of Pacific Heights Elementary! Library Book circulation continued as usual. Our Student Leaders stepped up to the challenge. They attended meetings, returned permission slips, learned about displays, customer service, so much monetary math and working as a team. We had two contests: Guess the Number of Pages and a draw for the Grand Prize. Cash profits will be used to purchase new books for our collection. Several piles of current Scholastic bonus titles will also be added. Great work everyone.