Moms, dads, grandparents, and younger siblings of our grade 1 - 3 students joined us this week and got a look at what we've been up to! Students shared their 'Police' files which contained their mug shots, fingerprints, shoe prints, hair samples, writing samples and more. They fingerprinted family members and showed them how to view hair samples under the microscopes. They also demonstrated how to do ink chromatography and how to match torn paper samples. Students showed family their own projects on identification as well as some favorites that their peers had done.
Thank you to all of the family members that were able to make it to the Open House!
All Mysteries Soved!
The Penticton grade 5 class was the final class to solve their 'Sabotage on the Spaceship Forensic' mystery. They worked hard and were pretty much unanimous in their indictment of the perpetrator of the crime! Here are each of the 'accused' from the different classes.
Summerland AIM/ASPIRE: Niamh
Penticton Grade 5s: Graham
Penticton Grade 4s: Dija
Penticton Grade 2/3s: Charlotte
Many of the accused claim that they were framed, but I'm not buying it!
|Examining fiber samples.|
|Comparing ink chromatography strips.|
|Matching shoe prints to the print left on the putty at the scene of the crime.|
|Comparing hair and fiber samples.|
|Matching finger prints.|
|More microscope work.|
This week and last, students got the opportunity to check out the identification projects created by students in the other Gifted Program classes. Copies of almost all of the projects (a few still have to be converted and uploaded) are located here. Students need to log in using their regular username and password (the one they use to log in to the school district computers).
|When on the site, click the green 'Projects' icon.|
|Projects are grouped by class.|
On Wednesday afternoon Sue Thomson, District Principal for Student Support Services, visited the Penticton grade 4 class. Students did a great job showing Ms. Thomson their projects and some of the other things on which we've been working. The Gifted Program is one of many programs and services which Ms. Thomson oversees--we were happy to give her a first hand look at what we do!
End of Year Parent Meetings
Students brought home a schedule for the end of year parent meetings. I will be e-mailing copies of the schedule early next week in case it didn't make it home. My goal is to meet with every child's parent to review how the year went and to plan for next year. If you are unable to meet at the time I've scheduled you, please contact me and we can make alternative arrangements.
Thank you for stopping by to see what we've been up to!