Mrs. Tucker | Grade 4/5

Our Learning March 13-17, 2023

Highlights of our Week:

Level Up Calgary- Season Two:

Students are well underway with their Minecraft Education Level Up Challenges. This week, students narrowed their focus to one specific site for their focused building efforts. We wrote about our proposed plans for our chosen sites.


Our tomato seedlings have germinated!  Once we count them all next week, we’ll send our data to the Canadian Space Agency.  We have moved our tomato plants to our indoor garden and have grow-lights on timers (12 hours ON, 12 hours OFF).  We have observed many changes in the plants this week!


Grade 4: We are learning how to tell time on a digital and analog clock. We are also exploring 24 hour time.

Grade 5: We are learning how to calculate the volume of 3D objects.


We had fun exploring St. Patrick’s day Pop Art in the style of Romero Britto.

News and Updates:

Bike Survey: To encourage Active School Travel, Woodbine has partnered with EverActive Schools to run a “Bike to School Day” on June 7th (weather dependent). This initiative will focus on increasing cycling knowledge and safety awareness. In preparation for this event we are looking to find out what students have bikes and helmets at home and other logistical items. We ask that you please complete the following quick survey (please follow this link or copy it into your search engine)

If you have multiple children at the school, we kindly ask that you fill the survey out separately for each child. In addition, if there are any individuals who have cycling knowledge or know how to tune up bikes and would like to contribute their knowledge to this event, please reach out to Ms. Bignell at

At a later date we will be sending out some details to ask for volunteers for this event! Stay tuned!

· Swimming Volunteers: Thank you to all the parents/grandparents that have signed up to help with our swimming lessons in May. There are still a large number of spots to be filled. If you have a valid police clearance and have the time, please sign up.

· Timbernook Residency: In April, Woodbine school will be participating in an outdoor play residency. Please see the information below. More detailed information will be posted on the teacher blogs closer to the date.

Phys. Ed:

A reminder for next week… We begin our Mission Impossible Unit!! Here are some reminders about what to wear for safety reasons. 

  • Clothing that allows freedom of movement (no special uniforms or outfits are required – sweats and a t-shirt work best).

·   Loose fitting/baggy clothing may get caught on equipment when climbing. 

·   Tucking shirts in may help to prevent an accident. 

·   Students may wear shorts under clothing if they wish.

  • All jewelry that could get caught on equipment should be removed (left in classrooms) or left at home (watches, rings, long earrings, necklaces, etc.)
  • Students with long hair should have their hair tied back with an elastic or hair band.
  • Students wear indoor running shoes (first preference), bare feet or dance slippers.


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Today was the last day of classes before spring break. We hope all of our students and school staff have a fun, safe and rejuvenating break! #WeAreCBE