Friday, June 19, 2015

School Year End Post

Reflecting on our year:

This year we welcomed new grade 4's 5's and 6's to our class.  They added new experiences and points of view to our school.  Miss Colby and Miss Hughes spent a lot of time trying to get the class to stay on topic, since all the students in the class are friends and really like to talk. This year, we learned a lot of new information.  We feel like we learned a lot about Math (which some students have not fully appreciated yet) and French.  Many students like French.  This year was more challenging than any of the other years we have been at the JAGLA.  Below are just some of the things we did this year.

Things we organized for the school:

  • Supported the grade 7/8 Food Drive
  • Clothing drive for GoodWill
  • Lemon-aid stand for Because I am a Girl
  • PanAm Games Day

We volunteered and participated in

  • Terry Fox Run
  • Office helpers
  • Kinder helpers
  • Library helpers
  • Winter concert (T'was the Night before Christmas)
  • STEM Fair
  • Parenting centre

We went on trips:

  • We Day
  • Baking with mentors
  • Science Centre field trip
  • Forest Valley
  • Kearny
  • Track and Field
  • Girls in STEM at U of T
  • Taking IT Global
  • Mandarin

Class Projects:

  • Writing portfolios
  • Homeless report
  • Book Museum
  • Science project: Kites, biodiversity, machines...

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Urban Voices

Urban voices

In February, many students submitted poetry to the Urban Voices poetry contest held by the English Language and Literacy Department of the Toronto District School Board.  Only one student, in grade 4, won a spot in the poetry anthology book.  She will be reading her poem, I am a girl, tonight, Thursday June 4th, at the Scarborough Civic Centre.  Her poem is published below. 

I am  a girl
To the girls who are able to read this.

I am a girl.
I am a girl who has a right to education.
Who has a right to freedom.
Who has a voice
I am a girl who will strive to get anything accomplished.

We are girls who will do anything to be who we are.

They are girls
They are girls who don’t have a right to education.
Who have no right to freedom
Who have no voice
They are girls who strive for freedom

They are girls who will do anything to be who they are.


Grade 4

Upcoming Events:
PA Day: No school on Friday June 5th
Track and Field day: June 8th at Birchmount StadiumGrade 6 luncheon: June 16th at the MandarinPanAm Day: June 17thLast day of school: June 25th