April 12

Recorder Karate!!!

The music room is a buzz with the sounds of recorders!  We’re having a great time learning recorders…Karate style!  They earn Karate belts by practicing songs, with each belt/level adding another element of music (ie. Dynamics, slurring, new notes, etc).  Here’s what each class has to say about our Recorder Karate…


Room 21   

“It’s fun!”

“Making music is beautiful!”

“Sometimes it hurts our ears”



Room 27

“We started with Hot Cross Buns”

“Squeaks don’t matter, we just have to try best”

“We do Mad Minutes to learn our B-A-G notes”


Room 28 

“You can advance as fast as  you want”

“I like that it’s fun & easy”

“The more we practice, the better we get”

Room 25 

“Recorders are a good instrument with a nice soothing sound”

“We’re earning belts like Karate”

April 12

Our MARCH Favourite Books!

Room 14: We Love Boxes!

Room 21: 

Do you love mysteries? Do you enjoy solving puzzles? If you do, we have the perfect book for you! Winterhouse written by Ben Gutterson is an intriguing story about Elizabeth Somers and her stay at the Winterhouse hotel. We have been reading this book since January and we are always disappointed when it is time to put it down. It is definitely our favourite read aloud book so far!



Room 23: 

Room 23’s favorite book in March was “How Will Room 23 Get To School This Year?” This was the first book we wrote as a class. We loved reading about the fun ways our friends would get to school. We also liked guessing who wrote what part.



Room 25:

Room 25’ s Favourite March book was Where the red fern grows. After a couple months having not read it, they were ready willing and eager to back into it. It is sad story with a lot of expression. We have been working on writing with expression. It makes us very emotional.


Room 27:


Room 28:  

Yellow Dog by Miriam Korner


Room 28 recommends this book because it is a perfect mixture of adventure and friendship. This book is a great book for you if you’re a canine lover. Let me tell you something before you read it: “Welcome to the North!”


By Andreik

April 12

Pink Shirt Day Discussions in Room 21

We need to stand up to bullies and never give up.  Always be nice to others and treat people with respect.  If someone insults you, don’t give them what they want by getting mad.  Instead, you can think of a funny come back.

By: Chloe, Stephanie, Odin, & Madilyn


Bullying should never happen.  These are some strategies to end bullying.  First, you can use humour to respond to bullying.  No matter what, don’t let your emotions take over.  Next, be confident and always stand up for yourself and others.  Don’t be a bystander, stand up! Bullying needs to STOP!

By: Issett, Zac, Kieran & Anthony

Let’s not let bullies take over! Instead, you can ignore bullies.  Don’t give the bully what they want.  You should never join a bully because it just makes life harder for everyone.

By: Paige, Aiman, Mariam & Noah


No bullies! No bullies! Bullies will just keep bullying you if you don’t stand up for yourself.  Be confident and stay strong.  You can be just as strong as the bully.  Don’t let other people take over by being mean.  No bullies! No bullies!

By: Rani, Brianna, & Isabel

We can make sure bullying doesn’t happen by standing up to the bully.  You can say something funny to confuse them or just ignore them and walk away.  Stand up for yourself and others!

By: Leo, Asher, & Jesse


Never let a bully take over.  If they say something rude, try to turn it into a compliment.  Remember, the bully is finished if you don’t give him or her what they want.

By: Victoria, Sebastian, & Kali

April 10

March News From Room 27  


On Friday, March 23 Mr. Paintin from the S.T.E.A.M. Program came to work with our class.  We used the computer program Tinkercad to make 3D Designs.  Some of the math concepts that we used were reflection, translation, plane, rotation, axis and scale.  We designed houses, dinosaurs, people, bunnies, and fidget spinners.


Our trip to M.T.Y.P. to see Tetris was fantastic!  We saw a lot of awkward movements.  At times there were actions that included Rubik’s Cubes.  We were amazed by the strength and flexibility of the performers!  Towards the end most of the audience were on stage participating in the performance.


We continued working in Book Clubs this month.  We have had several meetings and assignments.  We will wrap up the clubs in April.


April 5

Day 4 PBIS Kindergarten Reflections……so far

Earl Grey is a PBIS school. That means everyone tries hard to be respectful and fill everybody’s bucket. – Willow

There are posters on the walls that show you how to do your job at school. – Charley

All the doors have words on them. The green signs say Go and the red signs says STOP. These signs help keep us safe. We don’t want to bump into anyone at the doors. – Mylee

At Earl Grey, Be Respectful, Be Safe and BE A Learner! – Maggie

I am happy that I got caught doing my job in the hallway! I got a card  and put it in a special box in the office. – Carter

Some kids get their picture on the PBIS wall! They got caught by a teacher for doing their job. – Tryce

April 2

Junior High News

 The highlight for many of the junior high students this month was the ski trip to Holiday Mountain on March 8th.  For some, this was a first time experience while, for others, this was “old hat.” Everyone had a great time and luckily there were no major injuries except for a few bruised egos!

Our grade seven students attended the Inner City Science Lab several times this month.  In addition to learning about a vast array of lab equipment and how to use it properly, the students were also able to conduct dissections of a squid and a pig’s heart.

In Language Arts, all of the junior highs had the opportunity to take part in a “Socratic Seminar” either as a “player” or as a “coach.”  The questions for our seminar were: “Are humans inherently good or bad?” and “What causes “good” people to devolve into evil?” The discussion in both seminars was very lively but the students did an excellent job of listening closely and being respectful to one another.   Many good points were made, further questions posed and strong connections to many of the novels, short stories and articles we have read this year were made. All of the students enjoyed the seminars and are already asking when our next one will be.





During the last week of school, the junior highs presented the videos they had made for (PBIS – Positive Behavioural Intervention and Support) at the assembly and several of the junior highs worked with Ms Penner to organize a School Spirit Week and a junior high “Taco in a Bag” lunch.


April 2

Room 13 is Building a Castle

This month we have been building a castle! We talked about all of the different types of paper and then used them to make our mural. See through paper was used to make our windows. Thick cardboard was used to make bricks. We painted our bricks with different shades of grey and brown to make them look real. We used a map to make the ground. Our favourite detail was the flags! We used tissue paper and wrapping paper for the different colours.  The drawbridge was made of cardboard and sticky paper.  We picked which paper we used where, based on colour, texture and thickness. Now we get to play with it!


March 12

Room 13: Learning All About Colours!

This month we learned all about colours! The primary colours are red, yellow and blue. When we mix them together we can make secondary colours. The secondary colours are purple, green and orange.  We got to practice mixing different colours using watercolour paints.  Black makes things darker and white makes them lighter.  All of the colours make a rainbow!


March 12

Room 14 Celebrates 100th Day

February was an exciting month in Spanish Kindergarten we had the chance to celebrate 100th day, Día de Amistad y Amor and  We Love to Read Month.  The highlight of the month was that we had the chance to hear from one of our very own readers from room 14, our student Noah it was a great time that we spent together listening to him share his story. Thank you!