A Class Full of Artists

The class recently completed beautiful realistic pictures using a gridwork and pencil crayons. 

What an impressive bunch of up-and-coming artists!

Here’s a sampling of close-ups:

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Congratulations to Our Destination Imagination Teams!

Last Saturday two teams from Div. 13 competed with other Maple Grove students and teams from around Metro Vancouver at a Regional Destination Imagination Tournament. We had a long and fun day watching and performing team challenges, and participating in instant challenges. 

Both the Dimension Twisters (Akshay, Vivian, Armaan, Alaia) and Think, Build, Imagine (Emma, Elaine, Henry, Dana, James) did a fantastic job. 

Think Build Imagine won 2nd place in their category. And showed exceptionally good teamwork during the instant challenge. 


A big thank you goes out to the Team Managers, Sonja and Michael Everson, and Christian Cotichini, for their huge support and great time investment in our teams. We couldn’t have done it without you!

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Presentation Praise

Once again Division 13 has delivered some engaging and thought provoking Great Works project presentations.

We learned all sorts of things from how to bake bread to how to not step on your flamenco skirt while dancing.

I’m impressed by the class’s ability to keenly listen and ask relevant and insightful questions.

Below are pictures of a few of the projects:




Ben taught us about the original Macintosh Computer. Now all the students know what a floppy disk is.







Nic’s functional trebuchet. Note the projectile eraser in the corner.

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Great Works Projects

I am greatly looking forward to watching the Great Works Project presentations tomorrow. I’m sure students are putting the final touches on their visuals and practicing their oral presentations.

Because we are participating in the Heritage Fair this term, we will be omitting one of the Great Works projects. Students will do a 3rd and 4th, but not a 5th. It is each student’s choice which of the three remaining project plans they want to complete, and which one they will not.

Future due dates are:

Tuesday April 28th

Monday June 8th

Boring Presentation

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Heritage Fair

Maple Grove is holding a Heritage Fair Thursday March 5th.
Division 13 has begun by choosing topics and developing Critical Questions and sub-topics. These are due on Tuesday.

Heritage Fair Dates:

January 16th-31st

  • Gather a variety of resources
  • Refine question and sub-topics
  • Collect and organize facts

February 1st-8th

  • Draft written parts of the display

Febuary 9th-15th

  • Edit and word process drafts into final form

February 16th-24th

  • Complete illustrations, charts, and display

February 25th – March 1st

  • Practice oral presentation

March 2nd-4th

  • Oral presentations in class

March 5th

  • Share and celebrate at the Historica Fair


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Junior Achievement Continues

I’m happy to announce that we are continuing our business education with a second course by Junior Achievement called A Business of Our Own. Together, the students will put on their entrepreneurial hats and become the CEO of their own retail business. 

The program dates are:

Today               – 1:15-2:15pm

Friday Jan 23    – 1:15-2:15pm

Friday Feb 6      – 1:15-2:15pm

Tuesday Feb 10 – 9:30-10:30am


JA - IngiteTheSpark

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Gr 7 Parent Info Night 2015

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