The “Old School” Computer

Jacky and Ayden are interested in learning more about custom computers. Jacky LOVES the NCIX website and dreams up his personalized computer. The two of them asked if they could break open an “old school” computer to see all the parts in preparation for planning a custom computer. After a few roadblocks, they took apart the whole computer piece by piece. They had a large following of students who came to watch the whole operation. If you want to learn more about what they did make sure to ask them!

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Game Maker

Today a few boys worked along side Mr. Ouwerkerk from the senior school. He showed them Game Maker which the grade 8s are using. If you are interesting in making your own computer games try downloading http://www.yoyogames.com/studio/

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Thursday’s Thought of the Day

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
Margaret Mead

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Wednesday’s Thought of the Day

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”
Robert Frost

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Slide Path Engineer

Ms. Colombo recently visited St. George’s Junior School as part of the Human Library project. See the link to watch the video of her visit. I know what I want to be when I grow up ;)

 

 

 

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Thought of the Day

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde

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Compass Quest 101

The grade five students are learning about mapping, navigation and compasses. After learning about why compasses are useful in daily life and discovering the basics of how to use them the students were sent on a navigational hunt called “Compass Quest.” Mrs. Howe and Ms. DeLancey placed a treasure (mini St. George’s flag) on the school property and wrote up some basic N, S, E and W directions to lead them to the treasure. The students were engaged, determined and best of all showed some serious team work.

The next day we had the students hide their own treasures on the property and write the compass directions on a piece of paper. Then they switched papers with another group to see if they could find the hidden treasure. Yes, all the treasures were found!

Next up…Geocaching!

Here are some photos of the students putting their understanding to the test.

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