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Simple Machines Make Your Butter Better

It turns out… we love butter.  We also think this simple machine is fascinating.

Inside the gear box, we have 36 cogs on one gear and 12 cogs on the other.  This means that for every one turn of the handle, the paddles in the jug turn 3 times   (36 divided by 12 = 3).  That’s great bang for your buck!  We get a ton of work done with very little effort.

 

Gears of the Churn

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Snow Man Show Down

Oh, what a beautiful day.  7 degrees C. Sun shining. Kids laughing. Tons of exercise.

There was a whole lot of huffing and puffing involved in getting these snow people built. The snow was perfect – wet and sticky.  But these qualities also make it super heavy. We persevered and an army of snow men and women (and even one snow-alien) are now standing at the far end of the school playground.  Way to go, 4Wo! IMG_4558IMG_4580IMG_4579IMG_4567IMG_4560IMG_4570IMG_4563IMG_4572IMG_4559IMG_4569IMG_4576IMG_4573IMG_4566IMG_4578IMG_4581

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Spring and Celebration of Learning

Well spring is finally here!  There are skippers among us.  If the pics below don’t make you smile – I don’t know what will.

We’re having a celebration of learning next week!  Pop by between any of the following times and have your child show you a little about what they’ve been up to.  Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Tuesday, April 14th – 3:00 – 6:30pm

Thursday, April 16th – 4:00 – 7:30pm

The book fair will also be open during these times.

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Our Royal Day!

The Welcoming Committee

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Program #1: Fossil Casting

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Our results.  Waiting for Art class next week!

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The Matching Game:  Dromeosaur’s Adaptations

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Building a Dromeosaur Leg for the Bucket O’ Guts Relay:

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Touring the Museum:

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Check out this fella, he lived near Joffre and was similar to a giant sloth.  Yikes!

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The Palaeo Playground offered a bit of outdoor fun.

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We had a fantastic, informative and fun-filled day!

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