Special Project

We made this special project over the last few weeks. The Magic School Bus project was made in year 4 class. All the students of year 4 class worked hard on the MSB projects.

Each student chose a MSB chapter book. We each read our books over one week, some students finished early. On the project we had to put 15 booklets sharing information about the book topic.

We did the projects to learn about many different topics. We are also going to use the projects for a scavenger hunt with year 3.


  • Beatriz, Henrique and Naiara
Have you ever read a Magic School Bus book? Chapter book? Picture book? What did you like about it?

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Our Amazing Weekly Assembly

Every Tuesday morning at 7:45AM on the playground we have our assembly. All of elementary school students, teachers and some parents. At the assembly we sing the National Anthems of Brazil and Canada.  We sing the anthems each week to show that we are proud of our country and to represent them.

Some assemblies we celebrate important days like Canada Day, Brazil Independence Day, Tree day, Water day and many more.

On very special weeks we have had special visitors including many athletes.

-Ana Clara, Maria Luisa and Julienne

Does your school have assemblies?


Hey everyone!!

We are back after an exciting two weeks off full of rest and OLYMPICS a few of us were even lucky enough to travel out of Brazil.

Here are our favourite moments from the break…

At Canada House during the swimming athletes celebration I was able to meet Penny Oleksiak!! I got to take a photo with her and hold all 4 of her medals!! It was the most exciting moment because she is such an inspiration and an AMAZING CANADIAN!! – Mrs. Siqueira

My favourite moment from the Olympic break was to travel with my mom and dad to Buenos Aires and Bariloche. My favourite moment in Buenos Aires was buying things like clothes, assessories and toys. I also enjoyed going to a children’s  museum with tornadoes, sounds and many chemicals.  I danced tango at Caminito.  My favourite part in Bariloche was making a snowman named Junior  and eating so many chocolates. – Maria Luísa

My favourite moment from the Olympic  break when I found out I was getting a dog!! I love dogs and asked my mom so many times! My dog is a Pomeranian, My dog is from a breeder of Shit-zus and Pomeranians. The breeder lives in Itapuaçu. I will get my dog on Saturday. I already know his name Luke Skywalker and his nickname is Luke. This was my favourite moment because I was soooo excited!! – Mari

My favourite moment from the Olympic break was when I went to the basketball game, Spain vs. Lithuania. I was with my brother and my cousin. The games was on Saturday August 13th at 7 PM. Spain won the game 100 -60, more or less. The game was at the Ollympic Park. A fun part of this evening was when a Brazilian basketball player named Oscar was there and everyone started shouting “ole ole ole ola Oscar Oscar”. – Bia

My favourite moment form the Olympic break was when I went to my aunt’s house. We went with my aunt and cousins to Beach Park, a big waterslide park. While there I went to a shopping mall and there I went to the cinema. I also went to Ipark it is a big nature park and a has a museum of Cachaça and the biggest tunnel in the world. I also went to Bahia with my two aunts. – Naiara

My favourite moment from the Olympic break was when I went to see my uncle, aunt and cousin in Sunnyvale, California.  This was my favourite moment because I have’t seen my family for one year! –Thiago

My favourite moment from the Olympic break was going to a basketball game in the Arena Carioca 1 in the Olympic park. The game was China vs Serbia. I was cheering for China but Serbia won! At the game my seat was really high. It was at the very top of the arena. The game didn’t have too many people in the crowd, so I got another seat. When I was about to go in the ginormous room I got popcorn.  The basketball game was really awesome, cool and AMAZING!!! – Lena

My favourite moment from the Olympic break was that I went to Brasilia and watched a game of soccer in the stadium. My father, my mom and my father’s friend went to the game.  My team won 2-0. I like that my team won and i like to see my team upclose! – Francisco

One of my favourite moments during the Olympic break was Brazil vs Germany soccer final!! It was my favourite because the last time Brazil played Germany, Brazil lost 7-1! 😦 I was mad at Germany but now we got revenge! The game happened at Maracanã. – Henrique

My favourite moment from the Olympic break was when I visited many of the hospitality houses including: Canada, NBA, Germany and Brazil. I loved visiting the house so much! I liked it because they had a lot of things. The best house was NBA and Brazil house. – Julienne

My favourite moment form the Olympic break watching a lot on sport on TV with my family. My favourite part was going to the mall with my mom and my little brother. I liked it beacuse there was a big Sumsung stand and you could collect pins. To get them you had to complete a lot of fun activities. I got 8 pins for my collection! – Bruna

My favourite moment from Olympics was when I went for the first time to watch the Olympic games in person in my whole life. I watched basketball and women’s soccer final. I like the soccer the most becuase it was more exciting than watching basketball. I also enjoyed going to my Grandma’s house and watch olympics. –Ana Beatriz

My favourite moment from the Olympic break was beating my record in the game Hotzone one day before I traveleed to Chile. THe name of the game Galaga. I have another game that I like but Galaga is my favourite. – João Pedro

Now we are ready to work hard and finish year 4!! Don’t forget to tell us in the comments your favourite moments!

The Incredible Olympic Games Rio 2016

We are so excited for the Olympics that will start next week in Rio. The opening ceremony will be on the 5th of August in Maracanã. We did an activity in our Portuguese class. It was a timeline of all the Modern Olympic games from Athens 1896 until Rio 2016. All the places were divided among year 4 students each of us did 1,2 or 3 places.  We made powerpoints, posters or papers about each Olympics. We did this because the olympics are close and we know a lot of things about past Olympics.

Have you even made an Olympics timeline? Do you have a favourite Olympics? Tell us all about it in the comments?

Our Emily Carr Inspired Drawings

Last Thursday we started our special art project in class. All year 4 students made it. First we all chose a picture of a Canadian landscape. Then using pencil we drew the landscape with lots of details. Then some of us coloured our landscapes. Some of us did not colour because they had so many details in their drawing. We made these pictures to prepare for the knowledge fair on Saturday. The knowledge fair is a presentation about an artist that we try to imitate and display.  Our artist is Emily Carr. Emily Carr is a Canadian artist who paints aboriginal themed and landscapes paintings.

How you even drawn a lanscape? Which landscape did you draw? Tell us in the comments!

Judo in the Olympics

Judo in the Olympics will start August 6th and finish on the 12th. It will be a lot of fun! Judo in the Olympics will be held at Arena Carioca 2. Sadly none of us have tickets 😦

Judokas is the word for Judo fighters.  Judokas in the Olympics will come for all around the world to compete.  Judo is a healthy sport that is used for: protection from accidents and self-defense.

Some of year 4 students practice judo every week at school. It is cool, healthy and in the olympcs.

-Henrique, Thiago and Francisco

If you are going to the olympics what events will you see? We hope someone will get to see the judo events and tell us all about it! Tell us about your plans in the comments.


Our Special Volleyball and Basketball Player Visit

Yesterday after the assembly in the court yard at school we had two very special guests Camilinha Saldanha and Nicolas Pairone. Camilinha is a volleyball player and Nicolas plays basketball. Camilinha talked about her early experience playing volleyball and her passion for playing. She also showed us some of her metals. Nicolas talked about basketball! His experience playing with some NBA players and his team in Italy. We were lucky enough to have this visit because the Olympics are coming!! Rio 2016 starts next week and world class athletes are arriving everyday!


Have you met a volleyball player or a basketball player? If you have what was your experience? Don’t forget to let us know in the comments!

Carlos Burle’s Visit

On Friday July 15th at 7:45 Carlos Burle visited our school. He visited us at the school court yard. We had an assembly for all of elementary. CarlosBurle is a famous surfer from Pernambuco who surfed with the Rio 2016 Olympic torch!! We were able to ask questions like, How did it feel to make Rio 2016 Olympic history? and When did you start surfing? We all got a chance to hold the Rio 2016 torch!!! It was very unique experience and was heavy ot hold up with one hand.  Carlos Burle came to share information with us and help us get ready and excited for the Olympics!

  • Bia, Luli and Juba
Have you ever held an Olympic torch?

A Crazy Day for Year 4

Ladies and Gentlemen today we are happy to present our incredible fantastic and incredible again lip dub!! Year 4 sang the song Feelin’ good by Michael Buble.

If you love it don’t forget to tell us in the comments down below!


What Are You Thinking About???

Yesterday we started our ‘What Are You Thinking poem?’ and we will finish today.  We all worked in our classroom. All year 4 students wrote a poem. We wrote a lot of poems. Each person wrote one about what is in their head. We wrote this poem to learn that visual poems exist. Visual poems can be any shape and the important part is the image as it tell us a story about the poem.

-Mari , Naiara, Ana Bia and Ana Clara

Have you ever done a visual poem? Tell us all about it in the comments!

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