Monday, October 26, 2009

Franklin's Backpack

Our class has several different home learning activities that the students get to take home periodically throughout the year. The first one is "Franklin's Backpack". Inside is a Franklin the Turtle stuffed animal, the story "Franklin's Blanket" and a small blue blanket, just like Franklin's Blanket. There are instructions how to complete the activities and a sheet for the parent's to sign when the child has completed the activities. And because Franklin likes flies, I include a mini pack of Smarties (flies!) to enjoy after all that hard work.
Thanks to the great Mom that sent me this picture of Franklin enjoying a sleep over at one student's house, she said she just missed catching her son reading to Franklin! She did catch this great picture though! Thanks for sending it in!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Meet Roy G. Biv!

Roy G. Biv! Roy G. Biv! Inside the rainbow is where he lives! Today we met Roy G. Biv. Roy G. Biv is an acronym to help remember the colours of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, blue, green, indigo and violet) In our class, he is a spy kid with a rainbow cape named Roy G. Biv! Here is some of our work. We are hoping that Roy drops by for a visit some day soon!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Stone Soup

I found a stone in my soup!

Stone Soup

Friday, Octber 9 was Stone Soup Day. Our Expect Respect Theme for October is Sharing, so Stone Soup is a perfect activity to demonstrate sharing. All elementary students brought a vegetable and the staff brought ground beef and parent volunteers worked hard to have soup ready for us by lunch time. It was delicious! Some people even found stones in their soup! We read several different versions of the story Sone Soup and discussed how the characters in each story shared. We made our own stone soup booklets and made vegetable patterns in math. It was a great day!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Wow! September has come and gone! Some days feel as though they are passing at the speed of light; keeping 28 little bodies occupied keeps one busy! We have had lots of excitement this month! We have gone from apprehensive kindergarteners to full fledged Grade Ones who are learning to READ! That's right, READING!

Yesterday we went on a leaf hunt. The kids were sooooo excited and of course I forgot the camera. Today we went on a Village Tour. The weather was gorgeous and we had a great time. We visited Mayor Coutts at Home Hardware, and toured down town. We stopped to visit Brooke and Ocean's Grandma in the Convenience Store, and we were so cute she gave us a slurpee!!!! Thanks Grandma!!!

Animal Habitats! Check out the Animal Habitats that we made!