Annoucements 2020-2021

Terry Fox Run on Monday Sept 28th

posted Sep 25, 2020, 12:27 PM by Patrick Johnson   [ updated Sep 25, 2020, 12:28 PM ]

The Maple Grove Terry Fox school run will take place on Monday September 28th! Students will participate in the run during their outdoor learning time with their class. PLEASE DRESS FOR THE WEATHER.


This year, all donations will be collected online at http://www.terryfox.ca/MapleGrovePSBarrie. Donations will be accepted until Sept. 29th. 


Students are also invited to set up their own fundraising page under our school name. The link can then be shared with friends and family to help with fundraising. Go to https://terryfox.org/schoolrun/students/ and follow the prompts to set up the fundraising page.


Once certain fundraising targets are reached, Maple Grove staff will be showing their spirit by completing various challenges (e.g., drinking pickle juice, silly string a staff member, and an inflatable costume race)!


Thank you for your support in Maple Grove’s Terry Fox Run!





Representing Numbers on a Concept Circle

posted Sep 25, 2020, 12:23 PM by Patrick Johnson

In math we have been working on representing numbers. Students used a concept circle to represent numbers in 8 different ways.


Some examples:


Taking Base Ten Blocks Outside

posted Sep 24, 2020, 7:10 PM by Patrick Johnson

Students made numbers between 21 and 199 out of base ten blocks. They then took their creations outside and students counted each other's base ten creations.






20 Things we should say more often

posted Sep 24, 2020, 3:07 PM by Patrick Johnson   [ updated Sep 24, 2020, 3:09 PM ]

Our writer's notebook topic today was inspired by a Kid President video. First we watched the video 20 Things We Should Say More Often. Afterwards students created their own lists on this topic. Finally, students got to share some of their ideas.

Ada Twist - Scientist

posted Sep 22, 2020, 4:04 PM by Patrick Johnson   [ updated Sep 22, 2020, 4:06 PM ]





Writer's Notebook: Sloths

posted Sep 22, 2020, 12:54 PM by Patrick Johnson

Our writing inspiration for today comes from Zootopia!



Measuring Outside

posted Sep 21, 2020, 6:12 AM by Patrick Johnson

Last week we took our math lesson outside!

First, we measured pieces of string so they were 20 cm long. Students' task was to find an object outside and use the 20 cm string to estimate how long it was. Afterwards, we entered their estimation into a Google Form in order to look at all of our measurement data (see spreadsheet).

We found that the smallest object (rock) that was measured was a 2cm long. The largest object measured was the length of our portable which measured 1000 cm or 10m (which we discussed was about the same length as a school bus).







Terry Fox Run - This Year

posted Sep 20, 2020, 5:21 PM by Patrick Johnson

The Maple Grove Terry Fox school run will take place on Monday September 28th! Students will participate in the run during their outdoor learning time with their class.


This year, all donations will be collected online at http://www.terryfox.ca/MapleGrovePSBarrie. Donations will be accepted until Sept. 29th. 


Students are also invited to set up their own fundraising page under our school name. The link can then be shared with friends and family to help with fundraising. Go to https://terryfox.org/schoolrun/students/ and follow the prompts to set up the fundraising page.


Once certain fundraising targets are reached, Maple Grove staff will be showing their spirit by completing various challenges (e.g., drinking pickle juice, silly string a staff member, and an inflatable costume race)!


Thank you for your support in Maple Grove’s Terry Fox Run!


Writer's Notebook and Minion Inspiration

posted Sep 20, 2020, 5:20 PM by Patrick Johnson   [ updated Sep 20, 2020, 5:20 PM ]

When we start writer's notebook at the beginning of the year I often give students an inspiration for their writing (in this case it is singing Minions). Afterwards they need to write at least one sentence using the noun and verb from the slide (although most write much more then that). Finally, students get to share their writing with other writers (our class).




The Dot: Discussing Self- Confidence

posted Sep 20, 2020, 5:14 PM by Patrick Johnson   [ updated Sep 20, 2020, 5:15 PM ]




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