Stick, glue, tape, and build! Bridge building is just so much fun because you get to use your own creative ideas. Strong is the key to building the very best bridge. Most of the bridges our class built were able to hold the 510 tons (510 gm.) can of beans. Unfortunetly some where unable to hold the can of beans. Some bridges were just able to hold one can and some could almost hold two cans of beans – WOW! The main mateirial for most of the bridges was popsicle sticks. There were some people who just used glue and popsicle sticks and they were still easily able to hold the can of beans. It took 3 hours to make the bridges!
Have you ever made a bridge or would you like to? If you do comment back and we will tell you all about it.
Post written by Taite and William, Climb High bloggers
Taite along with Ms. Bulger came up with the idea to make a Who village. We made little houses that we called Who buildings. We made the Who houses with different colours of plasticine, rolled into small shapes and turned into structures. On sheets of paper we put them all together and our large Who village was created. The Who village has lots of designs. We had fun building our houses. Some of us partnered up to make . We all enjoy looking at them!
Have you ever made anything like this in your class?
We are completing one of the last blogging challenges for this Spring season. We were asked to make a list of our 10 favourite things. It was a tough assignment but we think we put a lot of thought into our lists. We hope you do too. We have them listed on a separate page. Simply click on the page “A Few of Our Favourites” above the mountain picture at the top of the blog.
***Let us know if any of our favourites are your favourites. Send us a message. We would love to hear from you.
Wow our skyscrapers were a big hit. First we learned about the foundations and how they keep the building strong. We did an experiment where one person stands with their legs together and the other person pushed them. They fell over. Next we spread our legs like a wide foundation and pushed. The person stayed still. So we learned that when the foundation is wide it doesn’t fall over.
We also did a little experiment with triangles and squares. We learned the triangle is stronger than the square.
We used all this information to help us build our newspaper skyscrapers. Each of us made a blueprint plan and then got together in our teams and picked the best parts of each plan to make one good blueprint to use to build the next day.
On the building day we worked in our teams and had 90 minutes to build the towers. Some of us had made newspaper rolls at home. But we had to make some rolls while we built too. It was hard to do the plan. There were 5 teams. At the very end, one team had a catastrophic failure but they had lots of good parts and just one joint didn’t work. The other 4 towers were great.
Have you ever got to build towers in your class? What was the best part of your tower?
“Can I buy this?” “Can I buy that?” Those were the words you heard over and over again on Friday morning in our gym when the Primary kids in our school held the huge Gym Sale. It was like a mini garage sale. The gym was full of people buying and selling. Toys, books and other stuff. There was this little pre-schooler who bought five toy cars from me (Carson) “Five wow thats a lot of toy cars”
The Gmy Sale is like a garage sale. Grade 2 and 3 kids brought toys, books, and other stuff to sell. We set up our area on blankets or towels that were laying on the gym floor. All the primary kids and Strong start families came in and bought most of our stuff.
With the money each person got we could donate some/all of it to YANA or keep it ourselves.
What a blast!! We got toys, money and had a ton of fun.
Jump. Skip. Hop. Turn. Twirl. The WHOLE school was jumping on Friday April 26 to raise money for Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Our class jumped with Ms. Smith’s class. [Our big buddies] and Mrs. Green’s class. We could do what ever we wanted for an hour. Wow!, Was that ever a long time but we had so much fun with our friends and big buddies. Our school raised $6750.00 in total.
We won! We won! I can’t believe we won. Wow!!! Our school won five hundred dollars and a Tim Horton’s gift card for one hundred dollars. We got this because we cleaned up our community. Yummy!!! I wonder what we are going to buy with the $500….Written by Ayden
This is a picture of Ms. Bulger and two kids from our class accepting the cheque and gift card.
Our School is definitely community minded! We participated in the Tim Horton’s Community Clean-up Day in honour of Earth Day. Every class in our school went out to various places in our school neighbourhood to clean- it up. We separated the litter/garbage from the recycled material. The amount we collected was quite a lot.
Our class got to go out with our Big Buddy class. Even though it was quite cold and rained part way through, our teachers said we did a great job… and with no complaining!
Thank you to Ayden and William for helping to put this video together.