Thursday, November 28, 2013

Invitation to a celebration ...

Tonight we had our first Celebration of Learning evening. We had many families come out to celebrate with their children.  It was an evening full of praise and smiles!  It was so good to see families interact and enjoy sharing their children's accomplishments. Families got to meet each other too and make connections which was great. (And I got to do a little bragging about the smart kiddos I get to spend time with every day!!!) thank you families for being part of the team! 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

We are family.....

Today had our second meeting for house groups. The house groups are made up of one or two kids from each classroom.  We get together once a month or so to give the kids a chance to make connections with other kids in the school.  My house group has adopted the theme song " we are family" by the group Sister Sledge!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Scientific investigation in progress....

We did science today. It was fun. We got to investigate objects. We felt them, looked at the and tapped them to decide on their characteristics...shiny ,dull, hard, soft, rough, smooth, flexible or 
Inflexible. We are real scientists

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

We are reading a CHAPTER BOOK!!!!

Wow are the kids excited or what.....? We have started reading a chapter book called Log House Mouse.  It is full of action, suspense and has a villain.....they can't wait to read the next chapter!  

A magical visitor...

Today the magic story fairy came to visit. She brought us "magic story words". She said she has been visiting authors since the first stories were written. The magic words that are a part of every story are: who, what, where, when, why and how. We read an Eric Carle story and guess what....he used the magic story words!!!! The fairy must have visited him!!!! She left her magic wand to remind us that we all have the"magical gift" of story writing in us!!!! Stay tuned for our magical stories!!!!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Can you guess our sorting rule?

In science today we conducted an investigation of a bunch of different objects. We decided to sort our items. Can you guess our sorting rule? 

Great writing!

Today we were inspired by one of our classmates! She wrote a wonderful sentence about snow. As a class we talked about why we liked her sentence so much. Then we decided to make a poster to help us all remember that we are all great writers! Here are the tips we came up with. 
After we wrote our helpful hints we went and wrote about the wonderful "snowy" weekend we all had! 
Take a look at our writing and see if we were thinking about being great writers! 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

What kind of house do you live in?

We read a great story called The Napping House. It got us thinking about our own houses. We talked about how our houses meet our needs...for food, water, safety, health, and  love. We also talked about how lucky we are that our house can be for more than just those are some of our ideas about the kind of house we live in! Ask your child to share their ideas with you! 

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Learning through play...

Check out how creative and smart we are...all on our own! Learning and discovering through play...

We remember

Today we thought about soldiers. We observed Remembrance  Day at our school. We were very solemn, calm and peaceful. We thought about how we could help others who are not as lucky as us. We are thankful that we live in Canada and that we have freedom. If you love your country thank a soldier. 

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Creating colourful and visually appealing art...

Today we learned about primary and secondary colours. We added colour to our line painting by filling in the white space. We talked about thinking about colour placement and using the space to create a beautiful work of art. We learned there is a lot to think about when creating a piece of art that people will want to look at. 


Our class is joining with the other grade one and the two kindergarten classes to sing a beautiful song for Remembrance day.  We will be preforming it at the assembly on Thursday Nov 7 in the gym.  If you are able to come and join us please do.
Here are some photos of our practice today with Mrs Remple in the music room.

Monday, November 04, 2013

Duct tape has so many uses!

The students worked hard at fundraising and today they were rewarded. Who knew duct tape had so many uses? Now we can put the money raised to good use as well. It will help pay for field trips and other special activities this year! Way to go Stevenson, and thanks Ms. Couch and Mr. Miller for being good sports!