We also showed off our collections of 100 things and put together puzzles with 100 pieces.
We also squeezed in time to do some watercolour painting at the Art Museum.
As part of education week, we talked about some of the things students could be when they grew up and chatted on Skype with a nurse. Some of the students chose to dress up as the person they wanted to be “when they are big”.
A lot of the students were willing to share their future goals in the photos below.
In recognition of the wrongs of the residential schools, our school participated in Orange Shirt Day. The colour orange was chosen because of one child’s experiences. All of the students wore an orange ribbon and got to watch a tipi raising and some First Nations drummers and dancers.
Terry Fox is a Canadian hero. Even though he had lost one of his legs to cancer, he tried to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. Sadly, he lost his battle with cancer before he could complete his run. Every year, Canadians run for Terry. Below are some of the students at the run. The photo was taken by Kristina Seiriene.
A special visitor was at our school this week. Andy combines his love of music with his love of science to create unusual musical instruments out of items such as a skateboard, a ruler or a hockey stick. The students were enthralled! Below you can see some of his performance. To see more of what he does, you can watch his YouTube video.
This week we have been learning the different ways to make an “a” say its name. We did a word sort and made lists and drew pictures.
Then, we made videos to show how much we had learned. Check the students’ blogs to see these creations about The A Sound. These girls were able to (mostly) work on this project despite being squished together.
At the literacy evening this week, the students got a chance to see and touch a peregrine falcon, thanks to Larry Going who was good enough to bring his in for us.
Interestingly, this bus also appeared in our classroom one day while the students were working…
Several weeks ago, Mr. Paice and Mr. Silversides promised to allow the students to shave their heads if the students purchased 400 or more books at the Book Fair. More than 500 books were actually purchased, so one student from each class got to help shave a head. The energy in the gym during this popular event was incredible.
Well done students AND Mr. Paice and Mr. Silversides.