On Friday, grade 4-6 Westpark students had the privilege of learning about Black History with DJ Malik of the Youth Stars Foundation. Thank you for sharing this important message with us. Thanks, also, to Mrs. Jennifer Borenstein for organizing!
How appropriate that on this day of love we donated 1418 pairs of socks to https://www.helpfeedthehomeless.org. Thank you to everyone in the upper grades who contributed to this great initiative!
This week we had a mime visit grade 1-6 as part of our drama program. The kids really enjoyed it… and were impressive mimes!
We were lucky enough to have Lisa from Dare to Care at our school for K-4 this week.
Code Mobile group came yesterday to teach some grade 4s and 5s about coding.
Code Mobile is a non-profit government organization that provides free coding workshops to children and teens across Montreal. Their aim is to get young learners excited about coding and to develop knowledge of technology, particularly in elementary-aged youth and girls.
Our students had an amazing time yesterday using Scratch Coding Software to learn about programming algorithms and to create digital and interactive artwork.
The Scratch software is available for free online and many students went home yesterday night to continue working with the software.
Thank you to Jayne Mandat and Rosana Montoute for providing each student with their own Macbook Pro to use and for guiding the Code Mobile workshop.
Grades 4, 5 and 6 were treated to a special presentation from the Kenyan Boys Choir. They stayed and answered some excellent questions from our students. It was an excellent afternoon!
For Remembrance Day Grade 4 students learned all about the famous “unlucky” plane from WW2, named Friday the 13th. The students spoke about superstitions and learned that the plane was painted with different superstitions to help reverse the bad luck that cursed the Halifax planes. The plane was painted with an upside-down horseshoe, a ladder the crew had to walk under every time they boarded the plane and even a skull and cross bones! It worked! The plane flew 128 missions and is in the Yorkshire museum. The students learned about the crew and they were even able to try on a real RCAF uniform from a crew member that was onboard Friday the 13th!
Grade 4 students are learning about angles and met with our angle sergeant!!! The students learned to stand at attention at a right angle, acute angle and obtuse angle! They also can chant a little “everywhere we go, people wanna know…” about parallel and perpendicular lines!