A Great Week at GMPS!

CHEF FOR A DAY!

Did you know: “In 2011 only 40.4% of Canadians aged 12 and older consumed fruit and vegetables five or more times per day. Consumption rose gradually from 2001-2009, where it peaked at 45.6% of the population reaching the level of five or more daily servings, but it has been on the decline since then.”

With the help of Seanna Thomas and our favourite food mascot, Freggie, Junior students learned how to create healthy snacks. The students learned the importance of having fruit and vegetables in their daily diets.

For more information about the program, visit: http://www.halfyourplate.ca/

SWAN LAKE Grade 4

On Thursday the Grade 4’s persevered in the cold weather and enjoyed a great day at Swan Lake. In the morning they went on a guided hike to learn about the effects of human activities on habitats and communities. They had the opportunity to discuss and demonstrate an understanding of habitats as areas that provide plants and animals with the necessities of life

In the afternoon, they got to play the role of animals that are carnivores, herbivores, or omnivores in the game “Web of Life”. Through play the students were able to identify the importance that each animal plays in the food chain. What a cold but great day for learning!

SWAN LAKE Grade 2

The grade 2’s visited Swan Lake Outdoor Education Centre on Thursday and had a wonderful day! They explored their senses in nature and used their sense of touch to find objects around them. In the afternoon, they became Squirrels and learned a lot about how a squirrel survives throughout winter. We had a wonderful time! Thank-you to the teachers at Swan Lake and to our great parent volunteers!