We Did It!

Since the beginning of the year, we have been working hard to build our stamina during Read to Self. Our goal was to be able to read independently for at least 25 minutes. We knew that if we could do that for three days in a row, that we had built that stamina. This week, WE DID IT!
This graph shows how many minutes we were able to do each day.

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And this is what it looks like in our classroom when we are reading. The students get to choose where they sit.

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I am beyond proud of how hard they have all worked to get here.

PJ Day

Friday was PJ Day at Westmount and the students brought their favourite nighttime stuffed animal as well. What do you do when you are wearing PJ’s? You nap, of course! At the request of almost all of the students we had a short nap time in celebration of this special day.

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Shadows

This week, on the first day of fall, we drew a line on the Tarmac to show where the shadow from the school was at lunchtime. We wonder of the shadow will be in the same place all year…

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Terry Fox Run

Terry Fox is a Canadian hero. Many years ago, after one of his legs was amputated because of cancer, he began a run across Canada to raise money for cancer research so that others would not have to go through what he did. Terry was not able to complete his run, so every year thousands of Canadians run to raise money in honour of him.

Terry ran for us. We all chose who we were running for and wrote it on stickers that we wore on our T-shirts.