6Y’s Awesome Assembly!

6Y – you rocked!

Thank you for all the effort and energy you put in to writing our script, to learning your lines and actions to putting together the costumes!

You were a hit! The audience loved it!

Congratulations to everyone. Many of you were risk-takers to have the confidence and communication skills to perform your parts!

You did a great job working as a team and supporting and encouraging each other!

I am so proud of all of you!

Enjoy the photos!

6RJ Holiday Mash-Up

As part of a fun and creative English class, the students of 6RJ were tasked with the following set of instructions:

  • with a partner (randomly selected) select a holiday poem, jingle or song
  • rewrite the lyrics with a Mulgrave/6RJ twist
  • perform your creation

And this is what the students came up with.

6RJ and the Hour of Code

As many of you know, last week was Computer Science Education Week in the US. As part of a massive push to expose students to the many valuable skills that computer science develops, an organization called Code.org created something called the Hour of Code. The Hour of Code was very simple in nature-get your students to give computer coding a try for one hour during the week of Dec 10-14. Well, 6RJ did just that and some. We created our whole assembly around the Hour of Code and all the great skills coding develops. It was a fantastic learning experience and one I think the students of 6RJ will remember for a long time.

The students of 6RJ not only learned how to code, but were also involved in running mini workshops to the other Jr. School classes that introduced them to the Hour of Code. This was a great opportunity for them to work on their public speaking, leadership and team-work skills. All in all, every student in 6RJ was able to run at least one workshop and I believe there were at least six Jr. School classes that participated in the Hour of Code. With all of the involvement, the students are very keen to code and some have even created basic gaming apps.

I’ve attached a link that will take you to a short YouTube picture show that highlights some of the workshops that the students led. If you haven’t already, please make sure to ask your child how they enjoyed the experience. I would love to hear what they have to say.

Happy coding!


6RJ ELC Visit #1 AM Group

It’s taken awhile to coordinate our first visit with the AM group down at the ELC, but when it finally arrived the students had a great time. Both the ELC students and those in 6RJ relished in their interactions and had a great time getting to know their new buddies. We look forward to many more visits.

Here’s a little video of the fun we had!


Building Bridges with Grade 3 – Literally!

On Monday, the 6inators had the opportunity to go to 3H and help the grade 3’s build popsicle bridges. The students did an impressive job guiding and helping the grade 3’s achieve success in building the bridges they had planned and designed. There was lots of great communication, cooperation and patience displayed by everyone!

Here are some reflections from the 6inators after their time helping the Grade 3’s:
I had a wonderful time building the bridges with the grade threes! I had a lot of fun building them because I find working with mechanics very enjoyable. It was hard sharing the screw drivers but it got better overtime.

One thing that I noticed was that some people were not really contributing and cooperating with others. However, I did enjoy meeting a couple of Grade Threes. I think it related to our unit because they said that triangles were the most sturdy and strong shapes to use in bridges. I remember I was told that a few weeks ago. I thought it was delightful and very exciting to meet new people and play with the Grade Threes. I think we needed to work on teamwork, but overall, it was very fun.

Today, we had lots of fun making structures with the grade threes! The good things we did were teamwork and communication. Teamwork was good because we all worked together. They liked talking and communicating so that was easy. The hard things were they couldn’t explain to us. We didn’t know what they were doing so it was hard until we finally understood them. It was interesting how their bridges ended up. Overall it was a good job!

I suggested they use some mathematical concepts in the bridge. For example, I reminded them to use a triangle at the bridge bottom to stabilize it. And, I suggested an arch for holding up the bridge, but we were running out of the nails.

The grade three’s all worked well together and then when they needed help they usually asked each other or a grade six. But what I found challenging was getting the screws in with your fingers if you had no screw driver.

I liked helping the grade three’s with their bridges because when I was in grade three I remembered this unit but didn’t get to do that. I like seeing the look on their faces when they finally achieved what they wanted to do on the bridge. They seemed like they were having tons of fun playing with the popsicle sticks and I had fun too.

When we went to the grade 3 class to help with the structures, it was pretty easy because the grade threes already had most of their screws attached. We only needed to add the legs of the bridge and connect the two walls. When we did not have anything to do or when the others were working on it, we would say some jokes.

I liked going to help the 3H class. I thought they would listen more than they did. I also thought they would have it all planed out, that’s why it fell two times. I thought it was fun working with the grade threes, I would like to do it again.

I think it was hard to put the screws in the popsicle sticks, but really fun. It was fun to work with the grade three’s because I know all of them and my brother was in my group.

The grade three’s were very nice and cooperative when they were building. Also, it was very fun when we tried to stand the bridge.

Today in 3H, we made good progress in our bridge, we almost finished it. We were all focused and on task. We all communicated with each other and I enjoyed helping the grade 3’s.

I thought my experience upstairs in 3H was great. I liked how hard they worked on making triangles then we would help them attach them to each other. I didn’t like how some of them got distracted and they went to go find bolts or just sat doing nothing but overall it was fun.

I really loved helping the Grade 3’s. It was fun to build bridges with them. I tried to help as much as I could.

ELC Buddies #2

We had a great visit to the ELC this afternoon. Although a few of the girls were away, it gave other students an opportunity to challenge themselves with a new buddy. There was some great exchanges and fantastic story telling taking place. Please watch the quick video to get a glimpse.