This past week we have been working on learning the decision making process for the Iroquois. In class, we worked on either a flowchart or sketch notes of the decision making process. A lot of people didn't completely understand, so we tried it. We had to decide what day to hold our science test. We were divided up into tribes, Mohawk, Seneca, Oneida, Cayuga and Onondaga. First, the tribes of Mohawk and Seneca made a decision by consensus. They chose wednesday. Then the tribes of Oneida and Cayuga come to a consensus. They chose tuesday. And the Onondaga chose monday. So we tried again. That time, we switched. Mohawk and Seneca chose tuesday, and Cayuga and Oneida chose wednesday. The Onondaga chose monday again. So we tried again. This time, Seneca, Oneida, Cayuga and Mohawk agreed on tuesday. The Onondaga chose monday. So we tried again. The four tribes agreed on tuesday again. But the onondaga chose monday again! So our clan mother, miss major had a little chat with the chiefs. Eventually, we all agreed on tuesday, and tuesday it was. That is how the iroquois make decisions. I just hope it didn't take that many tries.
I thought this was a really good way to make decisions. This way, everyone agrees. Eventually.
The Canmore Museum By Maddy Last week, the grade 6’s went to the Canmore museum. We talked about some characters that lived in Canmore. Each person had a twin that was the same character. We had to introduce the character that we were to some other people. It was hard for me to describe my character because I speak french. We also learned how the Canmore community passed some laws. To help us to understand, we picked a group that you wanted to be in (wildlife, medicine, construction). After, we decided on the laws as a group. Finally, we took a look at the museum. The trip was very good.
Marching to the Marsh By: Tia Last friday we went on a field trip to the cave and basin at first we were going to go and do the hike at surprise corner on tunnel mountain but there was an aggressive elk around the area. So we all took a bus to the cave and basin, once we were there we started to identify different types of leaves and plants. After we finished our first worksheet we walked down the boardwalk to the marsh by the bow river. When we got down to the marsh we started to identify the bark,leaves and needles on a willow and a spruce tree. After we finished the worksheet we go some free time down there to look at the fish and plants in the marsh then we walked over to the museum and looked around in there. Finally it was lunch time and we ate at the picnic tables once we were done eating we went to the rec grounds and had some free time and went back to class.
Paper Airplanes Soar Through Grade 6!
By Ben On Thursday june 2 Ms.Majors class went flying through the hallways with their paper airplanes. Ms.Majors class was having a competition to see how far and how accurate the paper airplanes could get. The paper airplanes ended up hitting the walls going straight and going far. They went far because of the thrust that the thrower was giving them and because the light wind pushed them.They smashed into the walls because of the wind current wich they caught. They went all over the place because they were too light. One paper airplane was really heavy and that was the airplane that was most successful because it was aerodynamic.The paper airplane that was most accurate was the same airplane because it cut through the air and was heavy so the light wind didn't take it away. So the most successful plane ended up being the heaviest plane which weirdly looked like a dart. That is the end of this majestically flying blog.