by Brooke and Keira
Open House was on Sept. 30. We had to take our iPods or iPads to scan QR codes (for a scavenger activity). We listened to Mrs. Epp talk about Merv Farmer and his favourite elk. (We had a presentation in his memory for our new audio/video equipment in our gym. This was a very generous donation from his family!) We went outside for the ribbon-cutting for the new play structure. Then we had cake, hot dogs, juice and water. We got to play on the play structure after they cut the ribbon. If you wanted a piece of the ribbon you had to go to Mrs. Epp. Lots of people came to Open House. It was really fun!
by Brooke and Keira
Our leader was Tim. We did 5 activities. They are called Critter Dipping, Marsh Walk, Eco Games, Falcons, Owls and Hawks, and Fall Changes. Don't eat rosehip berries or else you'll have itchy bum. We caught big snails. We caught baby shrimp. We caught dragonfly larvae and water boatmen.
by Natalie and Hayden W.
We did five different subjects. They were Critter Dipping, Marsh Walk, Hawks, Owls and Falcons, and Fall Changes! We also went on the roof. At Critter Dipping we caught snails and water bugs. At Marsh Walk we talked about plants and animals. At Eco Games we played three different games. They were Hawks and Ground Squirrels, Buffalos and Wolves, and Pikes and Minnows. In Hawks, Owls and Falcons, Tim showed us some wing spans of some birds. In Fall Changes, we went up on the roof and talked about migration!
by Kate and Nathan
(Ecology Day was a day for all the Grade 4 students of Interlake School Division to go to Oak Hammock Marsh and learn more about our environment. Fortunately, our Gr. 3 students were able to attend as well! ~ Mrs. Tervoort)
On September 23, 2014, all the Grade 3 students in the Interlake School Division met at Stonewall Collegiate for a day of activities. We began with entertainment provided by Al Simmons. We were then given a yummy snack. We did two stations, one on Water Conservation and one about the Medicine Wheel. We got to make bracelets based on the colours of the Medicine Wheel. At lunch time, we got to have our face painted, and we were visited by many mascots (Winnipeg Blue Bomber's Buzz and Boomer, RCMP's Safety Bear, Manitoba Hydro's Electrosaurus, and the big blue recycle bin!). We did two more activities, one with Fort Whyte about recycling, and one where we got to paint small pictures. We then had an amazing guest speaker, Jarron Jackson, a Grade 2 student who collects blankets for the homeless! We ended the day with a Friendship Dance with everyone who attended the day. This was a great day!
by Mrs. Tervoort
During the Terry Fox Run we raised $1813.25. We raised $500. more than last year. We ran around the playground, and some Grade 4's ran around town. Grade 5 and up had to run around town. These are the Grade 4's who ran around town: Matthew, Grace, Jackson, Dylan, Alex and James. It happened on September 11, 2014. The weather was cloudy but we still ran.
by Bryce, James and Alex