Just a reminder that the parent meeting for Camp Kitchi is tomorrow
April 12 at Regent School at 6:00pm.
The math quiz scheduled for Wednesday April 12 will be on Thursday April
The test will cover multiplication of one digit numbers by 2 and 3 digit
numbers, estimation, area and perimeter.
Today, Ketura from our class, won the grand prize in the Honda Books Fundraiser. She got a DVD player.
The school is going to get money to buy books for our library.
For the Optimism play we made pictures for our slide show. The cartoon
artwork explained how the character was being optimistic.
(Mr. McGaughey will try to put the pictures up by next week).
We went skiing at Mountain View ski resort every Tuesday and Thursday
after school. We also went to meetings in Mrs. Keefe’s room every other
Tuesday at lunch recess. She gives us forms for races.
The chess tournament on March 8th at Parkview Public School was a very
tiring and long day. Congratulations to the students who made it to
Midhurst. Unfortunately, with 41 wins Parkview came in second, and with
44 wins Huron Park won their victory and took home the trophy.
Also another thing happened, a student from Parkview was absent so he
couldn’t make it to the Midhurst tournament. Thanks to all the kids who
volunteered at Parkview, because of some missing children that never
A special thanks to Mrs. Fox for coaching our chess team.
“Check.” “Not any more.” “Check.” “Not for long.”
The Midhurst chess tournament was on March 29th, 2006. The top two boys
and top two girls would go for each grade. The tournament was at the
Simcoe County District School Board. It was from about 9:30 to 2:15. The
amount of players in each group were ranged from about 10 to almost 20.
The grades were split in to boys and girls. Parkview sent 11 people. I
was one of them. Parkview did O.K. but didn’t win any medals. For each
grade and gender they were doing a draw for this glass chess, checkers,
and backgammon set. I won the set for the grade 4 boys! The points for
the Parkview team were from 9 to about 14. Some of the Parkview team was
interviewed by a camera man for Roger’s Television. Thank you to Mrs.
Fox, the Parkview chess team coach.
“Check. … Mate.”
The first person who folded the paper in half 12 times was Britney
Gallivan. She folded toilet paper in half 12 times so our class decided
to try it. We did a practice run in our classroom. Then we did it in the
hallway on January 13. We only got 9 folds but Britney has broken the
record you can fold paper in half 12 times.
More information from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In January of 2002, while a junior in high school, Britney Gallivan
demonstrated that a single piece of paper can be folded in half twelve
(12) times. The previous limit was believed to be only eight (8) times.
Not only did she provide the empirical proof, but she also derived an
equation that yielded the width of paper, W, needed in order to fold a
piece of paper of thickness t any number (n) of times.
In 2005, Britney’s story was mentioned on an episode of Numb3rs on
CBS. She currently attends the University of California, Berkeley.
On Friday March 31, our class led a school assembly on optimism.
Mr. McGaughey told the whole school that they had to come to school on
Saturday April 1 because of all the snow days that we missed. Then our
whole class jumped up and said "APRIL FOOL!"
Click on the picture to see the slideshow we made for the assembly (you
need adobe acrobat or reader).
Friday March 31: First installment for Kitchi Trip due: $45
April 3: Scholastic Orders, 2 Newsletters go home
Friday April 7:
Easter Art with Mrs. Tripp
Monday April 10: Scholastic Arrow book
Wednesday April 12: Math Quiz—Area and Grids,
Multiplication by 2 and 3 digit numbers (Chapter 8 and 9)
April 12: Parent Meeting for Camp Kitchi Trip: Regent School (6:00pm)
April 13: Easter Art with Mrs. Ahrens
Easter: Good Friday April 14,
Easter Monday: April 17: No School
Friday April 29: Second installment
for Kitchi Trip due: $45
Wednesday May 31: Third installment for Kitchi
Trip due: $40
June 14-16: Grade 4 Trip to Camp Kitchi.
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