Grade 4 camp
Grade 4, went on a amazing trip to Lake Aoki, Hakuba for an awesome camp trip. Grade 4 experienced a lot of outside nature, thanks to Evergreen, for helping us on our wonderful trip.
We also did lots of fun activities. We canoed on a fresh mountain lake. We could see relaxing and beautiful views.
We also went mountain biking around the mountains. It was a very relaxing trip around Hakuba Mountains. Grade 4’s favourite activity was Capture the Flag and rock climbing. Capture the Flag was set in a mazed forest so you could sneak into their side and steal the flag. Also, rock climbing was very fun, because you could climb easy and extreme climbing walls. Some kids were huge risk-takers because they were brave enough to climb to the top of the hardest wall.
Grade 4 thought camp was an extreme success and safe. Thank you, Kenny and Misao for coming and spending their time coming with us and having fun.
by Hugo 4B
Wow, what a day! Our Living Museum summative assessment task took place today in the gym. So impressive.
Each student chose an explorer to research and role play. They made up several ‘powerful’ questions and an introduction to say to the visitors when they arrived and pushed the statue’s button. With last week’s camp, we had very little time to prepare for this but our students really delivered. Amazing work!
Hi. My name is Nellie Bly. I’m from the U.S.A. I was born in May 5th, 1864 and I died in January 27th, 1922.
1) What are you famous for?
I was famous for going around in 72 days. Before I became an explorer, I was a Journalist. I broke the record of Phileas Fogg and he went around the world in 80 days.
2) Where did you go to school?
I did not go to school for very long but I attended one semester at a boarding school, then I had to drop out because I didn’t have enough money.
3) Who went around the world with you?
Elizabeth Bisland. Me and Elizabeth were making a race around the world. So we were best friends while going around the world.
4) What transportation did you use?
I took a boat called Hamburg America line.
5) Is Nellie Bly your real name?
No. Nellie Bly is my pen name and my real name is Elizabeth Jane Cochran Seaman.
6) Why did you travel around the world?
In 1888, I suggested to my editor at the New York World that I take a trip around the world, attempting to turn the fictional around the world in 80 days into a fact for the first time.
-by Sungyeon Park
Hello, my name is Douglas Mawson. I am an Australian scientist who explored the Pacific Islands and who took a journey to the Antarctic. I was born in 1882 and died in 1958. I am from Shipley, England, and I moved to Australia in 1884 where I became an Australian scientist. I left to explore the Antarctic in December 2nd 1911. That journey was the most deadliest polar expedition in HISTORY!!!!
Answers to the 6 powerful questions:
1.Why did you explore?
I wanted to explore the geography and collect samples of the snow and other objects in the Antarctic for scientific study.
2.What are famous for?
I am famous for being the sole survivor of the deadliest polar expedition in history.
3.How many men were with you and how many survived?
30 men and many sledge dogs were with me at the start of my expedition. I am the only one who survived.
4.What dangers did you run into on your journey?
Because of the extreme cold and snow, I suffered from skin injuries including losing the skin on my hands and feet, snow blindness, thirst and starvation. My friends and companions fell through thin ice and crevices and died, along with many of the dogs and sledges with the food and supplies. I fell into a crevice myself, but my sledge did not fall through and this saved me.
5.How did you survive?
When the last of my food supply was gone, I had to kill and eat my sledge dogs. I was determined to walk back to the base camp and fortunately found a small supply of food along the way left by a search party. This, plus my strong will survive, is how I survived.
6.What happened when you got back to Australia?
I was a national HERO and I got knighted by the queen.
-by Keira Bunce