Class 6/9 Science

This Week Teachers George and Briony dissected frogs as part of their Animal Systems unit with class 6/9 in the science lab. The students had a wonderful time and the lesson was a great success! 

 

Grade 4 Rhythm readings – Teacher Ron

Grade 4 students used the Boomwhackers this week to learn notes and reinforce reading rhythms. These tuned percussion instruments produce a pitch when struck on something. This is a great and fun way to learn to read music and work together to play a song. 

 

Grade 3 Photo editing lessons

Grade 3 are currently learning about Photo editing software. This weeks lesson was on layers – which can be used to combine images together.  Here the students are demonstrating using multiple layers of colors and text. Next week we will use the layering skills we have learned to combine images from other sources.

 

    

*Update 2019*

Stay tuned for a revamped and updated EIP website! Over the next few weeks this website will be updated with regular postings about school activities!

See you soon! 

Ecosystems

In grade four, this semester’s second unit focused on ecosystems. In the first lab, students picked a biome and brought in supplies to recreate the conditions in that biome. In the second lab, students used the same animals and plants from the biome box to create a food web. The food webs were made using paper plates and string. For the final ecosystem lab, the students were given a biome and they were asked to design an animal with special adaptations that allowed their animal to survive in their given biome.

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MathWhizz P6

Prathom six students in Mr. Brian Mallon’s math classes have been working along quite nicely. In addition to their regular math classes, the students head to a computer lab once a week and go online to use a math program called MathWhizz.

Math-Whizz is an online virtual math tutor that caters to your child’s unique ability – helping them reach their true potential and preparing them for success in school. It is a tutoring device designed to deliver ideal lessons to progress children’s learning ability.

Math-Whizz uses ‘Math Age’, just like a ‘reading age’. You want your child’s Math Age to go up. Experience has shown that children who use Math-Whizz for 60 minutes a week improve their Math Age by, on average, more than 18 months in their first year of use.

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Writing

Prathom one students in Ms. Sina’s 1/9 class have been busy writing.

First graders should write many times a day to express their ideas and interests — they should writing with a purpose, through, stories, letters, and lists. They should print clearly and leave spaces between words. Children in first grade should able to write simple but complete sentences, and they are beginning to understand when to use capital letters, commas, and periods. In their writing, you’ll see a combination of invented and correct spelling (especially words from a word wall or vocabulary list). First graders will also begin to use “story language” in their own writing, for example, incorporating phrases such as “once upon a time” and “happily ever after.”

Some exceptional examples our students’ work can be seen in the pictures below.

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Bridges

A recent Grade 6 unit was about bridges.

In the spirit of the unit, students researched different bridges, designed a bridge, then tested the strength of their bridges. The bridges were to have a span of 30cm; be made from Popsicle sticks, glue, string, and tape. After construction was complete, students wrote up their results using the scientific method.

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Student Elections

Not long ago student elections were held for primary school students at BCC. The students had to vote in a new council, president and vice-president of the Student Council.

On the morning of the elections, one by one, the pupils entered the polling station – complete with a table for the election staff, a waiting area, a polling booth and a ballot box.

The students names had to be checked against a list, and their IDs had to be stamped at the time of their vote. At the table of the election staff they received slips for the candidates. Then they waited their turn before being escorted to the voting booth, where they could make their choice in the utmost privacy.

The candidates campaigned with lots of enthusiasm during recent days. They prepared many creative campaign posters that they placed all over the school. All the candidates were promoting peaceful values, showing their willingness to contribute to improving the life our their fellows during the school year.

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