Tuesday, May 7, 2013

What?!? It's May Already - How did that happen?????

Wow with the winter that seemed to drag on FOREVER, I blink my eyes and it is May! We have been having so much fun with spring activities in our room now that the weather is better and everyone is out of the dulldrums...We are busy this week gearing up for our Mother's Day Tea which will be held this Friday, May 9.
The kids really seem to be enjoying their genius hour projects....you may have heard this term at home and not known what your student was talking about, but in a nutshell, every Friday, the students have 1 hour at the end of the day to work on a project of their choice.  We have everything from baking to knitting to preparations for a Magic Show...I love watching the kids learn from their own inquiries.  It is such authentic learning, when students are learning and researching a topic they are passionate about!  I can't wait to see their final products!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Welcome to March!

It has been quite a while since I have done a post, but if you have looked at our kidblogs, you have seen that we have been extremely busy!  The students most recently have been working very hard at creating their very own non-fiction animal fact books.  They seem to be enjoying this project immensely since it is entirely student driven.  I am loving the creativity that this activity is bringing out in the kids!
I also wanted to make a special note, that March 19 will be spring picture day here at school.  There is an opportunity on this day also to have sibling shots taken.
I hope everyone has a very restful and fun Spring Break.  See Everyone back on March 18!  Can't wait to hear all the stories!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Community Read

We have been continuing with our community read and have had several parents participate on different occasions. The students are loving having their parents come so they can show off their blossoming reading skills.  Please consider joining us for our special Christmas Community Read on Thursday December 20, from 8:30-9:30.  We will have special Christmas treats available for our readers.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Cultures and celebrations around the world

This month we have been learning about different cultures, traditions and celebrations around the world. Yesterday we learned about Germany, and the history of the Christmas Tress.  During Art time, we made these cool Christmas tree hats!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Check out our new Knuffle Bunny Video!

We have been spending the week enjoying the writing of Mo Willems.  One of our favourite books has been Knuffle Bunny.  We wondered what Knuffle Bunny did while he was lost, so Mrs. Wideen and I thought it would be fun to see where Knuffle Bunny went....

Monday, November 12, 2012

Reading Folders

Parents - Please know that I am in the process of completing updated reading assessments.  I am going to be hanging on to the reading folders this week, so that I can have the students choose new books that more accurately reflect their current reading level.
Thank you for your continued support.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Schedule Change

After some internal shuffling, I just wanted to let you know that our schedule has changed a little bit. Beginning Monday, October 29th, our new schedule is...

Day 1- Drama/Dance/Music
Day 2 - Gym
Day 3 - Library
Day 4 - Art, Drama/Dance/Music
Day 5 - Gym