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Swimming - Michener Centre Pool


As part of our Buoyancy Science Unit students will soon be building their very own boat. All grade two classes would like to go to the pool to test how well the boats float. We have tentatively booked the Michener Centre pool for Wednesday, May 16 from 1:00-2:30pm. The plan would be that upon arrival at the pool the students first test their boat and then enjoy some swim time.


We need your help to make it happen! We require an adult to student ratio of 1:3. That means our class requires 7 adult volunteers to swim with us.


If you would like to volunteer to swim please let me know as soon as possible in your child's agenda.


If we can't get enough volunteers, unfortunately we would have to cancel this event.


Thanks so much for considering!


Sincerely, Miss McPhee


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Build Your Own Boat!

We are working on our Boats and Buoyancy Science Unit!  As part of this unit students are asked to build their own boat at home.

Throughout this unit students are gaining knowledge on waterproof and non-waterproof materials, sinking and floating materials, how to make objects sink or float, stability, seals and bonds, and propelling an object through water.  Now students have the opportunity to take some of what we are learning in class and plan and create their own boat.

By Wednesday, May 16 students are asked to bring their completed boat to school for our boat show at the Michener Centre pool.  As boats are brought in the students will have the opportunity to show their boat to the class and talk about their design.  At the pool we will get to see the boats in action and see how well they float and test how much cargo (weight) they can carry.  Students may bring their finished boat in sooner if they wish.

Students can create any type of boat they wish!  Keep in mind that we are walking to the Michener Centre and students have to carry their own boat there, so keep weight and size in mind.

Suggestions for materials include: pop bottles, Styrofoam, wood, milk jugs, egg cartons, tin foil, cloth scraps for sails, and popsicle sticks etc.

Boat designs may be quite simple or quite complex.  Just be creative and have fun building!  I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!

Thanks for your support,

Ms. McPhee

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Outdoors:
Just a friendly reminder to help your child dress for the weather. Please consider whether runners, rubber boots, or jackets are good ideas for the day.  We are starting to spend more time outdoors.

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