January Field Trip Part 1 – BC Sports Hall of Fame

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We learned about the importance of:



Positive Attitude

Social Responsibility



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The highlight, next to meeting an Olympian, was the participation zone. Everyone enjoyed running around, exploring the exhibits and trying different sports.IMG_3852 IMG_3854 IMG_3859 IMG_3861 IMG_3863 IMG_3869 IMG_3874 IMG_3878 IMG_3881 IMG_3883   IMG_3887 IMG_3888 IMG_3890 IMG_3901 IMG_3903 IMG_3904 IMG_3905  IMG_3919



Weather School~ Yay!

With the holidays, getting sick and being back at school, I have had trouble finding the time to update our blog. I have made time to update this weekend but in the meantime, here are the links to watch us at weather school!


January 16th, 2014 at CTV BC

Please note you may not be able to view the videos with Google Chrome.

Going Out to the Orchestra~

Our adventure began with the bus.




*The photo may be fuzzy but they were having fun!

Once downtown, we started our going out experience with an exploration of the lines and shapes found in the Vancouver Public Library.


After some quick sketching, we walked through the building to experience the architecture. One of the students in my group thought that it felt like an airport.

We stopped for a bite to eat.

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Then it was off to the Orpheum for the Orchestra!

You can download the music tracks here.IMG_3613 IMG_3614

The performance ended too soon. Before we knew it, we were headed back to the Canada Line and on our way back to school.




Going Out

The students are extremely eager to get out and explore the world around them!

Here are just some of the ideas that they have had for field trips:

  • Science World
  • Planetarium
  • Van Dusen Gardens
  • UBC Botanical Gardens
  • Victoria
  • Rock Climbing
  • Britannia Mine
  • Go-Karting
  • Playland
  • Castle Fun Park
  • Bowling
  • Tubing (we’re working on this as a class organized field trip)

Unfortunately, we won’t be able to do everything. If there is a field trip you really want to take…

i) Pick the location.

ii) Plan your personal field trip including your study plan. Make a proposal to your parents.

  • Why do you want to go?
  • What are you going to study?
  • How are you going to share your learning?

iii) Ask your parents if they can take you on your field trip.

iv) Share your proposal with Ms. G.

v) Go on your field trip!

vi) Share your learning with Ms. G or the entire class!

Take Me Outside to the Maple Grove Garden!


last week our class helped out with the school garden. We helped by building a new compost, picking lettuce, and then cleaning it, cutting down old rasbery cane and planting garlic. I helped out with almost every thing accept building the compost but I helped take out the old one. Ms. G’s parents came and helped out with building the compost and planting galic. Gardening was a lot more fun then I thought it would be. I thougt it would be hard making new beds for the garlic and picking lettuce but it was fun. I really enjoyed gardening and I hope we can do it agin! by RL






And in between…

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Paddles Up!

Our first “going out” experience was to the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Gardens and Dragon Boating!


After a long bus ride* and a short walk, we arrived at the Gardens.

*We learned that the smell of orange can help if you are feeling motion sick!IMG_3154 IMG_3156

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Did you know that up to 200 people could live in one home like the one at the gardens?IMG_3169

Here is NM with his three wives, his honorable father and his mother.IMG_3170 IMG_3171 IMG_3174

What type of tree is this? Pink seed pods and white flowers…IMG_3175

Under our feet lay tiny plants that give off a refreshing mint scent when walked upon. IMG_3182  IMG_3185

Time to feed the koi! They call the koi with the vibrations of the gong!


Our last activity before leaving was to create dragon charms to carry with us on the water. We choose beads of wisdom, peace, luck and virtue.IMG_3190


Before we can get in the boats, we get a quick paddle and safety lesson.

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The boys enjoyed being able to stand at the front of the train and watch our journey home along the tracks.