UE News Nov 20-24

This Week:

The Grade 4s and some of the Grade 5s continued their work with Force and Motion. They are highly enjoying creating models that utilise different types of force and there have been Rube Goldberg contraptions all over the classroom! (A Rube Goldberg machine is a deliberately complex contraption in which a series of devices that perform simple tasks are linked together to produce a domino effect in which activating one device triggers the next device in the sequence. The expression is named after American cartoonist and inventor of such contraptions, Rube Goldberg). The other Grade 5s and Grade 6s completed their studies on Waves this week and will be moving on to Electricity and Magnetism.

The students also enjoyed creating their own Ekphrasis Poem. Ekphrasis means “description” in Greek, and it involves poetry that describes a piece of art. From a selection of paintings, each student chose the one that most spoke to them and they wrote a poem about it. We were very impressed with the emotional depth that came pouring out of them. Great creativity!

Next Week:

We are highly looking forward to our session with ER Doctor, Angela Carruthers (Brennah’s mom) on Monday. She will be doing a hands-on First Aid workshop with the students and talking about her experiences in the Emergency Department. It’s great fun when the students get to bandage each other up! Thanks for volunteering your time, Angela!

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