On February 16th all Dickens intermediate students viewed a dramatization of a criminal trial performed by The People's Law School. Justice Theatre is a troupe of professional actors who aim to raise awareness and stimulate discussion of legal matters impacting youth. As part of the experience 12 students from various grades were chosen to be jury members. One jury member was chosen from Div.10- well done, you made a great member of the jury!
Division 10 and 11 are studying Simple Machines as part of our Science Theme work this term. They have been learning about the 6 simple machines and how they make work easier. We are now starting a project where students are asked to invent their own simple or compound machines.
Below are their instructions:
Parents, we need your help by collecting materials at home or at the store if needed. These should not be expensive materials as their inventions will be
simple versions of their designs. Examples of materials would be:
Elastics, wooden spools, duct tape, dowels, corrugated paper, strings etc.
Please bring materials in on Tuesday Feb.14.
They will be given 2-3 weeks to design, experiment and build their machines during our Science theme time. It would be beneficial if students continue their exploration at home and share their successes and problem solving as they enjoy their process.
Researching some designs online is also helpful. Here is one link we have found useful for some good ideas for designing simple machines.
Happy engineering everybody.
Peggy MacKinnon/Sara Peerless
Valentines Day is fast approaching! If your child would like to hand out Valentine cards, please ensure they have one for every student. We have a total of 24 students in Division 10. I will be sending home a list of names this Friday. Thank-you!
Here is a sample of the creative Valentine bags students have made in preparation for the big day!
Poetry cafe was a great success! We arranged the desks into a semi-circle, sipped cinnamon tea, dimmed the lights and lit our tealight candles. Students were eager to share their poetry, or favourite poems from home and equally eager to offer thoughtful responses. The class is working on voice projection, and expression, but these things will come with practice and time. (click images to enlarge)
Trout Lake Picnic
Gr.3's from Annex
Year-end Field Trip- Watermania
Last Day of School Assembly
My name is Sara, and I'm excited to be the Division 10 teacher of a grade 3/4/5 learning community at Dickens this year! Here's a little bit about me- I'm Mom to an 8 year old boy, an educator, artist, vegetable gardener, yoga enthusiast, foodie, cook, pet chicken keeper, nature lover, hiker, and in my "past life" an interior architectural designer.