This week the students were hard at work on something special to give to their father or another special person in their life. They were bursting with pride about what they had created.
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…