Entraînement électrique

Avant la semaine de relâche, les 6e années de M André et de Mme Roman ont participé à une série de défis électroniques. Travaillant en petits groupes, ils ont été confrontés à diverses tâches uniques conçues pour contester leur pensée en ce qui concerne les circuits. Étant donné que les étudiants étudient présentement l’électricité (Sciences…

Circuit Training

Prior to the March Break, M André and Mme Roman’s Grade 6 students participated in a series of Circuit Challenges. Working in small groups, they were faced with various unique tasks designed to challenge their thinking with regards to circuitry. Given that students are currently studying Electricity in Science, the timing could not have been…

New Year = New Additions to the Learning Commons

Students have been ringing in the New Year within the Learning Commons by tinkering with some newly acquired gadgets and experiences. They are thoroughly enjoying Osmo, a game system that allows students to interact with an iPad, opening it up to hands-on play. Thus far, they have dabbled with the Tangram and Numbers apps. Tangrams…

Célébrons l’apprentissage des sciences informatiques!

Au cours du mois de décembre, la grande majorité des élèves ont participé à l’Heure de Code”. Il s’agit d’un mouvement mondial qui touche plusieurs dizaines de millions d’élèves dans plus de 180 pays. Bref, “Une Heure de Code” est une introduction à l’informatique, conçu pour démystifier la programmation et montrer que n’importe qui peut…

Celebrating Computer Science…

Throughout the month of December, most of our students participated in the “Hour of Code”. A global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries, the “Hour of Code” acts as an introduction to computer science. Designed to demystify “code”, it proves that anybody can learn the basics, all while broadening participation in…

Un avant-goût de la commune d’apprentissage – Mise à jour

Les élèves continuent à découvrir des nouveautés au sein de la commune d’apprentissage à Mazo! Grâce à notre Festival du Livre français, de nouveaux livres s’ajoutent à la bibliothèque à un rythme frénétique… Bon nombre d’élèves attendent patiemment l’arrivée de séries telles que Les baby-sitters, Souris, Agent Jean, Lili B. Brown, etc. Un GROS merci…

Loving the Learning Commons – Update

Students continue to discover new and exciting things within Mazo’s Learning Commons! Thanks to a very successful French Scholastic Book Fair, new books have been popping up all over the space… Many students are eagerly awaiting the arrival of popular series like Baby-Sitters Club, Gone, The Land of Stories, I Funny (just to name a…

Fabulous French Book Fair!

The French Scholastic Book Fair was a roaring success! Staff and students came in droves to look through books for all ages, and many took the opportunity to create helpful wishlists. Several parents also came to visit either after school or on parent-teacher interview night, eagerly tackling some much needed holiday shopping (books make wonderful…

Codons le Canada!

À Mazo, l’équipe de mentorat du codage tâtonne depuis longtemps avec Scratch. Développé par MIT et disponible en-ligne ou bien comme téléchargement, Scratch permet aux élèves d’apprendre la programmation informatique sous forme de casse-tête/codage par blocs. Les membres intermédiaires de l’équipe ont fixé comme but l’apprentissage du code afin de créer une carte interactive du…

Coding Canada

The Mazo Coding, Robotics and Green Screening Mentorship team has been working with Scratch to further their coding skills. Developed by MIT and available as a web-interface (online) or as a free download, Scratch allows students to learn the basics of computer programming in the form of block/puzzle piece coding. Several Intermediate members have been…

Powerful Propaganda & Explain Everything… UNITE!

The Grade 6s have been learning about Canada’s contributions and various roles throughout World War I and World War II. Over the next few weeks, their studies will focus on the role of media, most notably, the rise in wartime propaganda. From recruitment to proper conduct, the students will gain a better understanding of the…