Thursday, December 5, 2013

Thursday, December 5th

Students have made plasticine portraits of their senior buddies which will be mounted on a large board for permanent display at East Gate Lodge.


Thursday, December 5 - SNOW DAY

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

Today we had our Principal Awards assembly on "forgiveness".  Congratulations to Savanna and Camden who recipients this month.  We had members of our local Legion at the assembly presenting awards to Remembrance Day Poster Contest winners.  Abby and Kaydyn were winners of the local colored poster contest and Abby won provincially as well.  Way to go girls!
Mrs. Deneka is away on Monday and Tuesday of next week facilitating multi-age workshops in Swan River. Miss Kuzmack will be our substitute teacher.
The final eggs have hatched making a total of 11 baby chicks.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

These are some photos of our design projects, whereby students designed a habitat for the Manitoba animals that they researched. 
Great Gray Owl - Kadence

Bald Eagle - Samuel

Moose - Tyson


Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

We just witnessed another hatching!  It was so exciting.  We now have five baby chicks and one left go.

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Four of our chicken eggs have now hatched and there are two left to go.  Yesterday, we got to see the first little chick hatch. During the night, another three hatched.  These are a couple of videos on the first chick.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

We have not blogged in over a month and our goal is to now blog daily.  These are some of the highlights of February in Room 191 (we will post pictures later):
1. We worked on Position and Motion in Science and completed a design project.  Our design project was creating a vehicle that had 4 wheels, 2 axles and a body.  The design needed to be sturdy and able to move down a ramp.  There were some awesome creations!
2. We went to East Gate Lodge to visit our seniors buddies.  It was reading month at BEYS, so we brought our reading boxes and read to our buddies.  We also made clay pinch pots and once they are fired and glazed we will bring them back to our buddies.  For snacktime, we made our senior buddies fruit kabobs.  We ended our afternoon by singing "One Love" by Bob Marley and saying our good byes until our next visit!
3.  We had an awesome Valentine's party and 100's Day.  Some of the activities included bringing a 100 collection from home and estimating/measuring the length, area and perimeter that our collection covered.  We also played some dice games with the hundred charts and we made portraits of what we think we will look like when we're 100 years old.
4.We invited an elder to our classroom and did an aboriginal feather craft.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

The grade two students missed their spelling test due to last Friday's school closure (cold day) so we had the test today.  It was really nice to see that everyone was prepared and did very well. In math we worked on the doubles strategy for addition and subtraction.  We did hands on activities in science today using hoola hoops and bean bags to demonstrate positional and movement words.  Abby read "Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Seuss.

Last Thursday we had a great time at East Gate Lodge visiting our senior buddies.  The students played bingo, created a snowman scene out of plasticene and made "Snow Icecream".  The icecream was awesome. The recipe is on a the sidebar.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013

Ms. Kuzmack, our student teacher was in today and will be every Friday until April.  In April, she will be with us daily for 4 weeks.  Today, we learned a new "Doubles" song in math.  We had our spelling tests and there were many students with 100%!  New words for next week are posted on the sidebar, however; the grade one students will not have another test for 2 weeks.  This afternoon, we continued working on our community project. We should have our community completed and displayed in the library by Tuesday, January 22nd.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Another indoor recess today!  Hopefully we will get outside for at least one recess tomorrow.  Grade one and two students have a spelling test tomorrow. Spelling words will be posted on this blog and updated each week.  Next week, we will be visiting our senior buddies at EGL. We will be making snow icecream, playing bingo and making a craft. If you are interested in helping out, please meet us at EGL at 1:30 pm. Extra helping hands are always appreciated.

January 17th, 2013

Decorating gingerbread people.

918 Cookies in all.  $850.00 raised for our village in Kenya!

Our 1/2 multi-age students are kind and caring.  We felt so good to
raise money and help other children in need.  Way to go students!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a fun-filled, healthy holiday with family and friends.  Our first week back has been a busy one in Room 191.  Students have learned about different ways that people celebrate ringing in the New Year.  They have written individual resolutions on something that they want to learn or do differently in 2013. Students have also started designing and building a "community", including important places and community workers.  This project will complete the Social Studies unit that Miss Kuzmack, our student teacher had taught in Nov./Dec. 
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