Mrs. Trumbley's Grade 3-4's were very interested in learning about the flooding that was happening in May in Manitoba. We went for community walks, recorded our observations and wonders, while noticing the depth of the Icelandic River and the large amount of water surrounding the Arborg community. We discussed the effects of water on land and people and we watched news stories about the flooding in our province. We talked about weathering and erosion, the evacuation of a neighbouring community and the role of the government, and we discovered that many community helpers are relied upon during emergencies. We learned that WATER IS POWERFUL! The students said so long to May and welcomed the 1 st of June by going outside and using sidewalk chalk on the concrete pad outside of the gymnasium.