Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, grandmas, aunts, sisters, close friends and anyone who fills a motherly role in your life. I am so lucky to have some of these people around me since my own mom lives in another province. The ladies at work take care of me by giving advice, bringing me homemade treats and even helping take out pesky stains in my clothes. It takes a village to raise a child…even one who is grown up already! We honour, respect and love you…not only today, but EVERYDAY! I hope you all enjoy your homemade gift and can see the thought and care your child has put into making it for you. Enjoy your day! I’m also lucky to be a puppy mama to my fur baby who is so loyal that she lays beside me as I type this blog post!
We have a very busy week ahead of us and I hope everyone takes the time to read this and make sure you are “in the know”!
Let’s get started:)
-Monday: I am away in the morning and Ms V will be in. In the afternoon it is our “Rooftop Photo”. An email was sent home asking students to wear Jets clothing or white or blue. We encourage everyone to join in on the theme! It is also game day, so I’ll be wearing a jersey! If you are enjoying wearing Jets gear/white/blue on game days please continue to do so!
-Tuesday: It’s Bike Rodeo day. A pink note was sent home last week giving you details about a bike safety presentation from MPI (see below)
On Tuesday the Destination Imagination (DI) group is presenting their challenge project to the school! We will be going with 122 to see their incredible display of the 4Cs first thing in the morning (9:10). This is also a last effort for fundraising. Students are asked to bring in a donation if possible. Thanks!
-Wednesday: It’s Conscious Kindness Day! On this day the United Way is asking people to pay it forward through random acts of kindness to show how compassion for each other in an effort to make healthy communities.
What will you do today?
-Greet people with a good morning or a kind gesture?
-Do something extra (chore, classroom clean up, community clean up, etc.)
-Make someone a card, write a letter, draw a picture?
-Talk or play with someone new or someone you haven’t connected with for awhile?
There are countless ways to be kind. Kindness is free, so everyone can do it! Need some inspiration? Check out this amazing Superhero!
the world doesn't deserve this kid pic.twitter.com/2KPi843yA6
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) May 5, 2018
-Thursday: This is our second round of “We Belong Vertical Groups”. On this day the kids from our group (123,124,125 and Nursery) will rotate to another activity and we (the teachers) will do our dance activity with a different group of students.
-Friday: We are becoming an OUTDOOR CLASSROOM today! The students wrote me a letter trying to persuade me to do the all day outdoor class event/plant day combination and they won! Well actually we all win! We did a full day outside last year to celebrate the 30 day challenge and it was great. I am excited to be doing this year’s full day outside with Room 122 and 126!!
Here are some of the planned activities (based on the ideas from the letters)
-Math (we have a scavenger hunt type activity planned)
-Planting (two different stations)
- Pumpkins: Each student will take a pumpkin seed home after we plant them at school!
- You will plant a seed of your choice! We have talked about this in class and here is what you need to know: Instead of us all planting the same type of seed and watching them grow at school we want the students to each choose something that they are interested in! We will go through the Scientific Method as the seeds grow and learn more about many types of plants instead of just one. *This means that each student will need to bring in the following items BEFORE Friday: a ‘seed’ of their choice. This can be from a package, from a fruit or vegetable (could be part of the vegetable if you want) or from a flower. Please do some research before choosing your seed so you will know if it needs direct sunlight, less sunlight, little water, lots of water, how long it is expected to take to grow, etc. Write down some of these important details (including the name of your plant in your home reading folder) so we can transfer that to our tracking sheets. You will also need to bring in a small Ziploc bag to plant your seed in. We prefer that the bag has been previously used and washed out (but that is not required). We will provide the soil (unless there is something very specific you need!). Students who do not bring in a seed will be given seeds at school, they will just not have as much choice as I will only have a few different types for them to choose from.
-Read to Self/Read to Someone
-Phys Ed (just need to confirm that with Mr Strachan)
-French (just need to confirm that with Madame)
-Community Clean Up (walk through the neighbourhood to pick up trash/recycling). I notice so many straws when I go for my lunchtime walk with Helen….AHHHHH
-Observation Station with your team from 122 and 126
-and…FREE EXPLORATION TIME
How is that for a Friday?! If the forecast looks undesirable we will let families know if our outdoor classroom day will be postponed via Seesaw.
***If you want to spend the day with us please do so! Just let me know, we’d love to have you!!!
I think that covers it! I’m looking forward to a really great week!
P.S. Happy Birthday Manitoba!
It’s Manitoba Day today, and we’re 148 years young! Here’s to a great province that’s rich in people, culture, and pride. Happy #ManitobaDay! pic.twitter.com/wcCAMdNDu0
— Mayor Brian Bowman (@Mayor_Bowman) May 12, 2018
Until next time,
Young Montrosians of 123.
Good to hear that you guys are getting outside for a whole day of your 30 day challenge. I’m sure that you were quite persuasive in your writing. I’ll bet that everyone is sleeping better since you started the challenge – fresh air just has a way of making everything seem better.