Grade 5 learns electrical equipment safety

On the day before Halloween, 1KL had a surprise guest: Miss Witch came to visit.

Gr. 5 student Gabby Heck with lineman Adam Gedlaman.

Gr. 5 student Gabby Heck with lineman Adam Gedlaman.

On the day before Halloween, 1KL had a surprise guest: Miss Witch came to visit. She entertained the Grade 1 class by making a witch’s brew. The Grade 1 students were allowed to have a glass of the deliciously awful tasting brew, which included worms, witch fingers, and frog spit, but only after they were finished writing complete sentences for their sequence writing Witch’s Brew activity.

On Friday, all four kindergarten classes enjoyed Pumpkin Olympics.

Classes rotated through four different stations. They did different activities at each station. They enjoyed playing pumpkin musical chairs, toss the bean bag relay games, singing pumpkin songs and rhymes. They also made a cute little jack-o-lantern stick puppet as well as an intricate pumpkin paper craft. Students had a fun filled and educational day. They started of the day with a Halloween safety presentation by Constable Lewadniuk, who talked to them about safe trick or treating. We want to thank all kindergarten parents for the yummy treats.

As well, kindergarten students got a real special treat when two grandmas donated 100 pumpkins for students to decorate. Students decorated, painted, bedazzled and hugged their new “pet-pumpkins”. They enjoyed naming their pumpkins and some students even tried to teach their pumpkins some tricks.

Also on Friday, October 31, ATCO Electric showed an electrical safety demonstration to Mr. Howell’s Grade 5 class. The demonstration was conducted by Gord Latham and Adam Gedlaman. The class witnessed a model town where electrical safety practices were not followed. The class had to figure out why the practices used were unsafe. Students had been studying magnetism and electricity for the past eight weeks. They also were shown some of the equipment by lineman Adam Gedlaman, and how he effectively and safely used it in his work. It was a highly entertaining and educational experience for the whole class.