Pink Day

Our school celebrated Pink Day with a visit from Spencer Moore, a member of the Roughriders. He talked to us about bullying. We also got to see his Grey Cup ring!


Tweeting With Elise Gravel

We have a lot of Elise Gravel books in our classroom, and the students love them.

Yesterday, we used Elise Gravel’s book I Want a Monster to help us to draw monsters. The students were so pleased with their results that they wished they could show them to her. Because I know that Elise Gravel is on Twitter, I suggested that the students tweet her their pictures. So we did.

And to the student’s delight, right at the end of our school day, she tweeted every one of the students back! “Best end of the day ever” they all said.


The children are having a blast skating! I’ve been impressed by how hard they are trying and by how uncomplaining they are about sore feet and falling down. Just look at these smiles.

Making Butter

As part of our study about how people lived in the past, we made our own butter out of cream. We shook the cream…

…and shook it a lot more…

…until it finally became butter. Yum!

Christmas Fun

Over the last days before our Christmas break, we had a lot of fun doing special Christmas activities. We got to shop at the “Christmas Store” in the gym, choosing special gifts with the help of our big buddies…
Choosing Gifts
Choosing Gifts

…and then getting them wrapped by the helpers who donated their time.
Wrapping Gifts

Finally, they were all ready for us to take home.
See All the Presents We Bought

We also hand-made our Christmas cards…
Making Christmas Cards

and made special wrapping for our clay gifts…
Handmade and Wrapped Gifts

We decorated Christmas cookies…
Decorating Cookies

and made a cooperative mural.
Mural Making

The highlight, though, was the Christmas concert.
Christmas Concert Ready!

Have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday from all of us.

Solving Christmas Problems

What if you had three Christmas trees and twelve decorations? How would you divide them between the trees? The students set out to solve this problem. One possible solution is below, but the students each had their own idea of how this should look. Check their blogs on the right hand side to see their solutions.