We had lots of fun on Valentine's day! In the morning, we write an FSA which arguably may not have been fun, but we completed our goals and did our best. After that, we met up with our Grade 1 buddies and enjoyed creating a craft together tracing our hands cutting them out and making designs using oil pastels. At lunchtime, Sofia had organized a Secret Valentine exchange which was so much fun. Everyone felt special because their Secret Valentine spent some time thinking all about them and tried to create a gift which they would like.
We were fortunate to have an enthusiastic group of nursing students visit us from Camosun college. This group of students shared their knowledge about the effects of having drinks with a large amount of sugar. Students hypothesized about the amount of sugar in each kind of drink and shared how they thought this would affect their teeth and general health.
The Camosun students also guided us through an experiment where we submerged chicken bones in different liquids and left them for a week. We observed many changes in the bones, including the colour, the structure and the SMELL! We used the document camera to observe more closely the changes in these bones. After all this, we made posters to share with other students in the school telling them how important it is to drink water!