Zumba Day

Dear families,

On Friday, May 25th, your child will be participating in Zumba Day! This dance fitness workout for kids is set to hip-hop, salsa, and so much more! Students engage in different movement activities, choreography, creation, and improvisation. Zumba helps increase students’ focus and self-confidence, while also enhancing coordination. There is NO cost to the students, however your child is invited to dress in fun, bright, neon colours to add even more excitement to the day!

Backwards Math

Today was Backwards Day!  In math we were given the answer to a question.  We had to figure out what the question might have been.  Check out our work!

Red’s in the Hood

We had a wonderful time on our class trip yesterday. Here are some pictures from the show, and some of our thoughts.

What surprised you about the show, Red’s the Hood?  Did anything unexpected happen?

I didn’t expect that almost everybody did the floss. (Matthew)

I didn’t expect it to be that much singing because I thought I thought it would be a normal Little Red Riding Hood play but there was lots of singing. (Antonio)

I was surprised that the play was a musical. (Lyssie)

I didn’t expect the go-go granny and the wolf was a rapper. (Parker)

I expected that there was a bit of dancing and a bit of singing because on my form it said it was a musical. (Lily)

I didn’t expect that the wolf and the three little pigs were going to be in there. And he was a good wolf and turned into a bad wolf, I didn’t expect that. (Nattas)

I didn’t expect the wolf would be a rapper. (Ekmeet)

I didn’t expect that Red would have a cape when she just used to have a sweater. I wouldn’t expect that people would actually like the Big Bad Wolf and they called him Big Buddy Wolf. Because in the story it used to be a mom not a dad telling her not to go up the path or not to go too far. Now it’s the dad. (Owin)

I didn’t expect that there be a wolf there. I didn’t expect that she would be dabbing a lot and have a fidget spinner. (Miley)

I didn’t expect the dad to be wearing no pants and just underwear. (Chloe)

I didn’t expect the granny to be riding a motorcycle. (Delaney)

First I didn’t really expect the go-go granny to be riding a Harley Davidson 152 horse power engine motorcycle and I did expect that the show would be a fractured fairytale. (Stevan)


How was the musical the same or different from the original fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood?

I noticed that what was the same was Little Red was bringing treats to her grandma because in the normal story she was bringing treats. (Safiya)

Grandma hurt her ankle. (Anthony)

I noticed something about the story. It’s something about the red story. In the other story grandma didn’t have a cookie safe. (Lyssie)

I noticed that it was a fractured story because Grandma broke her ankle on a motorcycle and she wasn’t sick. It used to be that she was sick and then Little Red Riding Hood came to bring her cookies but this time she broke her ankle on a motorcycle and then Red came. A lot of the characters, they changed a lot of the characters a bit. Like the wolf started to rap and grandma had a safe and she wasn’t afraid of the wolf but in the other story the wolf just wanted to eat Little Red Riding Hood. (Owin)

Little Red Riding Hood was bringing cookies to her grandma but I noticed that the wolf was trying to get the cookies. When the wolf heard that she had the cookies she cancelled the show and went to find her to get the cookies. (Nattas)

Instead of the wolf trying to eat Little Red Riding Hood and grandma, the wolf was trying to get the cookies. (Antonio)

In the other story there was a wolf and in this story there was a wolf. In this story there was the pigs but not in the other story. (Ekmeet)

The wolf was going to get the cookies and to also eat Red’s cookies instead of trying to eat Little Red and Little Red’s grandma. (Delaney)

In the story that we saw, they had a costume party but in the other one there wasn’t a costume party. (Finn)

In this story the grandma noticed the wolf coming. In the other story the grandma didn’t notice the wolf coming. (Parker)


Would you recommend this musical? Why or why not?

I would recommend it because it’s funny and it made me and Daniel laugh. (Matthew)

I recommend it. It makes me laugh. (Anthony)

Yeah but the wolf was taking asleep and the grandma was not there. And Little Red came I the house and she thought the wolf was the grandma. (Steven)

Yeah because it made me laugh because when the dad started to rap he was talking about the rap concert and how he might be going that made me laugh because I never saw a dad rap in the whole world. (Stevan)

The one that we saw was in real life but the other one was a fairy tale. (Finn)

I would recommend this play because it was really funny and I liked all the actors. (Lyssie)

I would not recommend it because the dad had no pants on and that would basically be inappropriate and they would start doing it. (Chloe)

I would recommend it for little kids ‘cause I think the play was meat for the little people.  (Delaney)

I would and wouldn’t recommend it depending on the people I’m asking ‘cause if you like music there’s a little too much music than acting or movement or all those other stuff. But if you like to watch plays where there’s no music and just like acting and stuff then I think you shouldn’t watch it. (Owin)

Math Talk

We had a great discussion about this picture in Math today.  Our discussion showed our understanding of estimating, comparing, and adding numbers; measurement; and even probability:

I don’t think 18 belongs because it’s a little smaller number than the blue and I think there’s more in there than 18. (Ekmeet)

I think the green one has 18 marbles because those ones are longer and the other ones are shorter so I think you would have a bigger number like 55. I think the green ones have 18 because they’re longer and that’s my estimate. (Chloe)

I don’t think 139 belongs because it probably will be way too much of the actual limit.  I think 11 might belong because the green has bigger marbles than the blue so it could be 11 and I’m pretty sure it’s 18 in the blue one or more but it only makes 20-something, 29 and there’s no 29 in the answers.  I think 11, 18, one of them is probably not the right answer.  And also it couldn’t be 73 because that’s way too much so I think it’s either 66 or 55. (Parker)

I think 139 might be the total or 73 because those are the two highest. I think 55 is the one in the blue and 18 is the one in the green one. (Owin)

I think 139 is too big because it’s a 3-digit number and all the other ones are not.  I think 11 is the amount in the green one and the blue one has 18. I think 55 or 73 could be the total. I think the blue one has the most because it has smaller beads. (Lily)

I think it’s likely 55 or 73 to be the total and I think there could also be 18 in the green bowl and there  also could be 55 in the blue ones. (Delaney)

I think the blue one is higher because I think the blue one has 66 and the green one has 18. (Nattas)

I think 66 and 139 and 11 do not match because 11 is way too small.  139 is way too big.  66 is big enough to just be as big to not fit in the blue bowl. So I think it’s either 18 or 55. (Stevan)

Mrs. Ho: How might we check the reasonableness of our guesses?  We know we need to put two numbers together to make the total.  Can you think of a way to check to see if the numbers we’re combining make sense?

I did some math and I think 55 and 18 go together and it made 73 so I think that’s the answer. (Owin)

I also think it’s 73 because the green one looks like it has 18 and the blue one looks like it has 55 so I also think it’s 73. (Chloe)

It might be likely that it’s 73 but you can’t see the marbles in the back. (Chloe)

You can see more from the other side so if you see one on the back you can count two more. (Nattas)

I put 73 + 66 and it made 139 so my two guesses are 18, 55 and 73 or 66, 73 and 139. (Owin)

Mrs. Ho: I noticed that if I start with 55 and add 11 more, I will have the answer 66 because there’s 1 more one and 1 more ten.  So three possible answers are:




Which is the most reasonable and why?

I think it’s 55 and 18 is 73 because in the green bowl it looks like there’s 18 because it looks like there’s around the same in the front and the back. I think around 9 would be around in the front and around 9 in the back so I think it’s the same. In the blue bowl the marbles are smaller so I think you can fit more in the bowl and it’s filled up so there would be a lot of them. (Delaney)

I think 11 and 55 are equally likely to be the answer because 55 might be the amount in the blue bowl and 11 in the green bowl. (Owin)