Latest Happenings April 2017

Exciting things are unfolding at Pear Tree. Here is a glimpse into a few of them.

Grades K - 1


For April to June, one of the themes for the K-1 students at Pear Tree Elementary is Plants & Pollinators!
Through picture books, non-fiction books, art projects and technology, Pear Tree Elementary students will be learning about both plants and pollinators in the Lower Mainland, their symbiosis and their impact on humanity.
Pear Tree Elementary students will be participating in a variety of gardening activities, visiting some amazing Vancouver gardens, raising butterflies and ladybirds, and studying about bees. The Pear Tree ‘market’ is even turning into a mini gardening store!
Students will go on monthly field trips for each of the course topics, including VanDusen Botanical Gardens.

 

The students are also continuing the Salmon Project. Pear Tree Elementary students are raising 55 Coho salmon eggs and will be doing a broad and in-depth study of salmon:
• their habitat,
• symbiosis with other woodland animals,
• and their life-cycle.

Plants & Pollinators

Through this awesome theme-combo, students will be learning all subject matter, including science, language arts, math, social studies, art, drama, and music!

Grades 3 - 6


Grades 3-6. Pear Tree Elementary’s older students are working on two amazing themes until May:
• Energy
• Molecular Gastronomy
Our Energy theme is completely interdisciplinary, incorporating science, math, social studies, language arts, art, and technology.
Through an inquiry-based beginning, students will be comparing energy production for the human body with that of mechanical motors. They’ll be investigating renewable and non-renewable energy, and developing a strong foundation in understanding electricity and circuits through numerous hands-on activities.
Our Molecular Gastronomy theme (AKA Cooking Science) is a unique approach to learning created by Pear Tree back in 2014! Inspired by 3-star Michelin chef, Heston Blumenthal, the idea is to show the connection between art + science through cooking, as well as to provide an engaging and meaningful way to learn about both of these subject areas.
Molecular Gastronomy
In particular, the students will develop a strong understanding of the Properties of Matter (solids, liquids, gases). They will also go on a field trip to some local restaurants, to learn about the food industry and how important it is in Vancouver.
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Pear Tree Elementary,
215-2678 West Broadway,
Vancouver, B.C.,
V6K 2G3

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