Thursday, May 29, 2014
It was a really fun day today. We had Eureka come into the classroom between recess and lunch and did some great experiments with the children about flight. We got to make paper airplanes and shoot off a rocket! Homework tonight: - home reading - spelling dictation - spelling if not complete - WITW if not complete - novel study due tomorrow - yr 4 bring supplies to work on creating your SS models tomorrow - tomorrow is the last day to bring in your photo orders to the office Have a great night!
Friday, May 23, 2014
We had a great end to our time at Kamloops Seniors Village. We had a pizza party with the residents today and had our biggest turn out yet with 14 residents joining us! We had a few more come and join us for a picture and goodbyes. I have heard repeatedly over the past two weeks how wonderful and polite the children were. As we were leaving the building today we had many residents saying good bye in the hallway and I heard a few asking the kids to come back next year! Homework this weekend: - home reading - unfinished work: WITW and novel study - science respiratory package if not complete Have a wonderful weekend!!!
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Another wonderful day today. We had a great walk down to KSV this morning, it really is a great way to start the morning with the children. Once we arrived we had some time to work in the classroom. After recess we set up for a gym class outside and had relay races such as egg and spoon, balancing beanbags, crab walk and a water transfer from bucket to bucket. The children had a great time cheering each other on and we had a few residents watching us. After that we went back into the classroom and made some invitations for tomorrow. Tomorrow we plan on showing the movie Mary Poppins and have invited the seniors to join us as a fun culminating activity. KSV will be providing each child with a slice of pizza but they will still require their own lunch as well. I have told the children that they are also allowed to wear their PJ's tomorrow if they would like as a fun way to end our last day at the Village. Please keep in mind that we are still hoping to walk down to KSV in the morning (weather permitting) so if they choose to wear pyjamas that they are ones that they are able to walk in. Thank you again to all of the families for supporting this project. I know I have heard from a lot of the children who are sad that it is over and are already talking about how much they will miss them over the summer. Homework tonight: - home reading - unfinished work - district permission slips (for those going) Have a great night!
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
We had a fantastic day down at KSV today. We were able to leave the school right away this morning so we got a lot of time for a work block when we arrived. After recess the children broke off into three groups. One group did water colour painting, one made spring ribbon hats and one worked in the classroom and did some service activities. After lunch we went on the patio and read some more from The War With Grandpa. A reminder to please make sure that your child is wearing sunscreen and has a water bottle with them. Homework tonight: - home reading - unfinished WITW - unfinished maps - unfinished novel study to G - unfinished science packages Have a good night!
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Another amazing day down at KSV today. It was a smaller class today with 11 of the children taking part in the zone track meet. Congratulations to all of those students! Those of us left at the school had a great day. We walked down to KSV (a 2.1 km walk by my count). After a small break for a snack we headed outside and helped do some weeding in the back flower beds. We then packed up and headed to Albert McGowan Park for a picnic with some residents. We had 8 join us for lunch today. After lunch and play time we headed down to the pond and did some bird watching and sketching. Thank you to those parents who drove today and made this outing possible for us all. Homework tonight: - home reading - unfinished work such as novel study to part G, WITW, science packages and maps. Have a great night!
Thursday, May 15, 2014
What a wonderful end to our first week! We had a beautiful walk down to KSV this morning, I love watching the children pointing out the signs of nature they see during our walk. Once we arrived we worked in the classroom. One group then went up to the Bistro to receive a lesson on Maple Syrup from one of the residents while I took a group out for recess. We then switched groups. Both groups then got together and we discussed the tartan and its history (as the resident was from Nova Scotia and was wearing her tartan today). The children then had to design their own tartan explaining the meaning of the colours they picked. It was another wonderful lunch hour filled with bubbles, colouring and running races. After lunch we continued working on our tartans and went onto the patio and read more from "The War With Grandpa." We had a resident join us for our reading today! The bus back to the school today was a lot of fun as the driver stopped right in front of the school and let us off instead of walking from the bus stop. Homework tonight: - home reading - WITW if not complete - novel study part G if not complete A reminder that tomorrow is a Pro D day and Monday is Victoria Day. Have a great long weekend!
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Another wonderful day today! Today we worked in the classroom, but we also had two tenants doing activities with the children. Some of the children worked in the Bistro doing Model Magic creations while others were on the patio doing water colour paintings. It is so nice to see more of the residents taking an interest in the children and the children waving and talking more and more. Homework tonight: - home reading - science package - WITW - journal Have a good night!
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
We stayed at the school for a portion of the morning this morning so that we could still have our band and fine arts switches. We decided that because the grade 6's were bringing their instruments down with them this morning that we would take the bus down. Once we arrived the grade 6's students played a few songs for the residents in the Bistro. We then had a work block in the classroom with some students at a time being pulled to bake sugar cookies with the residents in the Multipurpose Room. Most of the students had a chance to do this today. Those who didn't will be chosen first for resident activities tomorrow. After lunch we again went out to the back lawn area and had fun playing tag and again more bubble play. After our play time some students went to help with some service jobs around the Village and we read again from "The War with Grandpa" and then packed up to take the bus home. It was nice to see some new faces joining us for our activities this morning at the Village. Homework tonight: - home reading - novel study - science package - WITW map Have a great night!
Monday, May 12, 2014
We had a wonderful first day at KSV today. We walked down to the Village and it was a beautiful way to start the day. Once there we did a science lesson looking at how the enzymes in your saliva break down food. We were then invited to watch a choir. Once that was finished we helped put the tables and chairs back in their proper places in the dining room. We then headed outside to work on some sketching. Some of us got a little damp as they decided at that moment to check the sprinkler system ;) During lunch we had fun with bubbles and skipping ropes as well as other games. Some of the tenants came out to talk to us on our lunch hour which was nice. After lunch some of the children helped to tidy the patio and then we read from our read aloud "The War With Grandpa." Then we finished tidying up and headed over to catch the city bus back to the school. The children are getting much more comfortable there and were seen making conversation with many of the tenants. Homework tonight: - home reading - reflection journal if not complete - newspapers for fine arts Have a great night!
Friday, May 9, 2014
It was a super fun day today at the Track Meet. All of the children seemed to have a wonderful day. We head to KSV on Monday so please make sure that your child has any novel study or SS project work that they may need to work on. I wish all of the moms a Happy Mother's Day on Sunday too!
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Tomorrow is the track meet please make sure that your child is dressed for the weather. The PAC will be running a concession during this time as well. Homework tonight: - home reading - novel study part F due tomorrow - water bottle - sunscreen and a hat - umbrella Have a great night!
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
We had a very busy day today. We took part in the school wide write today where each child was asked to write about their favourite place. We got to see the ducklings again today as they spent part of the day in our room. We also watched the video about puberty and the changes that will start to happen to us. Mr. Orr took the boys and the girls stayed here. Please talk to your child about what they learned today and check in to see if they have any questions. Homework tonight: - home reading - human growth and development worksheets - novel study - ss projects Have a good night!
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
It was a very busy day today! We started the morning with a baby duck in our room. The children named him Floppy Shakespeare on account of his weak neck and the fact that he perked up while we were practicing our plays this morning. We also finished planting our school garden today. Homework tonight: - home reading - bring Human Growth and Development book - unfinished work - Eagle Bay final payments - KSV form Have a good night!
Monday, May 5, 2014
Today was a busy day!! We picked our events for the track meet on Friday this morning. Please make sure that your child dresses for the weather that day and that they have a labeled water bottle with them. We also wrote some limericks and started our Human Growth and Development unit. Today we talked about how everyone will have a different growth rate and that puberty is the third major growth spurt that they will have in their life. As we are busy this week getting ready for our KSV visit and the track meet happening on Friday there will be no spelling this week. Homework tonight: - home reading - no spelling this week - KSV permission slip - math 4p. 211 #1-8, 5p. 224 #1-7 and 6 p. 225 #1-2 - limerick if not complete - Novel study A-C if not complete (F due Friday) Have a good night.
Friday, May 2, 2014
We talked in FRIENDS today about making a coping plan. We talked about taking a big goal and breaking it down into manageable steps. The children all need to set a goal and make a coping plan for it this weekend for homework. Homework this weekend: - home reading (novel study) - human growth and development starts Monday please bring books to school - hot dog orders due Monday - FRIENDS coping plan - Novel study A-C if not complete Have a great weekend!
Thursday, May 1, 2014
We had a very fun day today. We worked on a very special project that will come home next week. Then we went down and saw our little buddies as they had chicks hatch in their class this week. We had a chance to hold the chicks and help them with an art project to celebrate their arrival. Homework tonight: - home reading - spelling dictation tomorrow - math 4p. 207 #1-10, 6p. 222 #1-7 - novel study C is due tomorrow (author study) - SS yr 6 due tomorrow - muscle system - hot dog order Have a good night!