As we end another year of learning at Forsyth Road, there are many endings that lead to new beginnings. Each class ends a year of community and growth together. Each teacher wraps up their plans for student learning and begins to think ahead to next September’s fresh start. Each student finishes projects and activities and begins a summer of fun and hopefully new and different types of learning! Our Grade 7 students end their elementary school days and begin their secondary school careers. And I myself finish my time at Forsyth Road and begin a learning journey in another school, with new students, staff and families to meet. You, dear Forsyth Road community, begin a wonderful relationship with your new principal, Mrs. Flanagan. On behalf of everyone at Forsyth Road, have a wonderful summer and keep on learning! Best wishes to you all
This year our home reading focus has been “Forsyth READS”. The E stands for “enjoy” and we decided to enjoy reading with our whole school! We put on our pyjamas, brought our favourite books and our flashlights to the gym and had a flashlight reading party! Nothing beats the feeling of enjoying a great book with a friend and the coziness of a flashlight. We hope the pictures help share that feeling with you!
We are officially past the half-way point in our green goal challenge for the month of April! Various classes have set goals to improve their earth-friendly habits. This poster in Mrs. Aubertin’s grade 1/2 class shows how they are tracking their progress. Their goals of turning off classroom lights and bringing litter-free lunches are going well! Stay tuned for the end of month final result!
Students in Ms. Willing’s grade 4/5 class have been participating in the “Energy Diet Challenge” sponsored by Shell Canada and Canadian Geographic. The photos above show one project. The students created practical and decorative objects using all pre-used materials. These projects are on display in our centre display case if you’d like to drop by and take a look!
In honour of Earth Day on April 22, the Learning at Forsyth blog is going green. Today I launched a challenge to our school – each class, group, individual, or family – to set a goal for the month on any environmental issue, and to keep track of progress towards reaching that goal. Our goals must be SMART – that is, specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely. I’ve decided on two personal goals: 1) to turn the lights on in my office only when necessary to do my work, and 2) to have “litter-free lunches” at least three days per week. I’ll let you know how it goes!
Throughout the month our blog posts will focus on what different groups are doing to make a difference for the planet, and how they’re getting there. We hope you’ll join us!
Walking through our classrooms and halls one will marvel at the wide variety of artistic activities our students have been undertaking! I decided to use this as the subject of my latest Animoto video. If you haven’t played with Animoto, it’s a super-easy FREE app for making videos from any subject. Please give this video a view by clicking the link below and let us know what you think of our art projects. Thanks for watching!
Div. ‘s grade 3 students are learning about building structures. First we did some research on the computer to learn about structures. We did science labs to learn about loads, materials, and shapes. Then we got to build our structures with marshmallows and toothpicks.
The structure Isabella was making with Yiey was supposed to be an apartment building. It started to bend down so we started to give it more support by making crosses and giving it more support. Then it started to look like the new library!
Sharaheel and Raafi worked on this structure. “This building is a temple. I wanted it to go up to the sky. I think it didn’t go that high because the base was too small. If we want it to be bigger, we could have made the base have a triangle so that it would be able to support higher walls. Then we ate all the marshmallows!”