March 24, 2017
Yesterday and today there were Minute to Win It challenges taking place in the gymnasium. Some of the challenges were the Cookie Challenge and Suck it Up. Grade 4s participated on Thursday and Grade 5 and 6 students played the games on Friday. Rooms 22 and 12 danced to the song Can’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake as entertainment for our assembly. Our Patrols and Conflict Managers went to Wheelies as a reward for their hard work and leadership at school. Some of the Grade 4s helped Ms. Tattersall and other non- patrols worked with Ms. Ruud while the Patrols and CMs were away.
We used the Ipads and played some games today. Mr. P from STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) came to teach us about coding. Mrs. Last divided us into pairs to do the coding work. We used an App called Hopscotch and another one called Playground. In coding we made a feather that had three colours and went side to side. Then Mr. P showed us a challenge to make the same code as he did. These Apps are free but only work on Apple devices.
In Mathematics the Grade 4s are still working on fractions and some are going to work on angles after Spring Break. In Grade 5 Mathematics some students are working on multiplication of decimal numbers. The others are working on multiplication of whole numbers. We also started fractions this week. Grade 6 students are working on percent.
We started researching Canadians Who Have Made a Difference this week and will continue after the break. We are all looking forward to a week off school!
Room 27 Students
It is time to book your online conferences so that you can come celebrate your child’s learning. If you used the online system in November, you will just log on and create your appointments. You can schedule your appointment online, by calling the office or by stopping in when you drop off or pick up your child. Here is some information specific to grades and programs:
N/K – Room 13, Ms. Kanaski – Appointments are Thursday afternoon, Thursday evening and all day Friday to accommodate both of her classes.
Nursery to Grade 6: Student-Led Conferences
Conferences are booked in 30 minute intervals. Students will celebrate their learning with you and there will be an opportunity for you to connect with the teacher as well. There will be 2 or 3 families working through the conference in each 30 minute block.
Appointments are 15 minutes long and you will meet with all three teachers at once. Book one appointment per child. These conferences will be Tri-Conferences, parent – teacher – student. Students need to attend so that as a team, you can celebrate strengths and set goals for challenges.
Report Cards will go home on Wednesday, March 15. Conferences are on March 16 & 17.
Let us know if you need any assistance!
School Appointments – Parent Instructions
- Go to our school appointments web site: http://earlgrey.schoolappointments.com
- Register for an account by clicking the “REGISTER” menu tab and filling in the on-line form. Choose a user id and password for yourself and then click the “Register Now” button.
- Add your children into the system by clicking the “Add a Student” button. Click “Insert New” button to add more children.
- Click the “date” icon beside each child’s name to schedule appointments. Select the staff you wish to book appointments with and the “View Calendars” button. Use the “Ctrl” or “Command” key to select multiple staff to view at the same time.
- Click on available time slots to book your appointments and then click the “Book Appointments” button to save your bookings.
Room 15, was immersed in reading during the month of February. We had special guests come to our class and read to us. We had amazing guest readers, our very own students who attend Earl Grey, our parents and we even had a former student of Earl Grey who is now a published author Bill Moore.
We would like all thank the Earl Grey Community for making us feel special.
El mes de “Me Encanta Leer”
Sala 15, se sumergió en la lectura durante el mes de febrero. La clase tuvo la oportunidad de tener invitados a nuestra aula y nos compartieron libros muy divertidos. Tuvimos lectores invitados increíbles, nuestros propios estudiantes que asisten a Earl Grey, nuestros padres e incluso tuvimos un ex alumno de Earl Grey que ahora es un autor publicado Bill Moore. Nos gustaría agradecer a la comunidad Earl Grey por habernos hecho sentir especiales.
Hello parents and welcome to room 25’s February message. As you know, February was “I Love to Read Month”. During the month we did fun activities like pajama day, book trivia Tuesdays, winter carnival and book movie day. We celebrated Valentines Day as well.
In Math we were studying division and fractions. In ELA we have been working on writing dreams and revising/editing skills. Every second week Trapper the dog has been visiting us. In Science we have been studying forces including magnetism and gravity. In Health we have begun our study of nutrition with the Canadian food guide. In Social Studies we have learned some mapping skills and are now beginning to study the culture of some countries of the world. We have begun to learn some winter vocabulary in French class and in Gym we were doing badminton. We are looking forward to spring break and some warmer weather. Report cards and student–led conferences will happen shortly.
The Winter Carnival was held last week for Kindergarten to Grade 4 students.
We played lots of games out in the snow. I had lots of fun. My favourite activity was the parachute because we played Cat and Mouse. I was the mouse two times! – Georgie
We spent the whole afternoon outside. We only came in to have hot chocolate in the middle of the carnival. Our class played Tug-of-War. We played boys against girls. The boys won once and the girls won twice. –Salvador
I got super wet playing soccer in the snow. It was amazing to play soccer with my friends. – Natalie
My boot got filled with water. Who knew that one boot could hold so much water?! My teacher had to pour it out. I wore bags on my feet under my boots to go home -Mya
-Ms. Broughton’s Student Writers, Full Day Kindergarten
This past month in Nursery/Kindergarten has been very busy! We have learned about the letters K and I, as well as the numbers 6 and 8.
For our theme, we have been learning about the arctic and all of the animals that live there, such as:
For ‘I Love to Read’ month, we had a lot of special activities and guest readers. Mrs. Kanaski’s dad came and read to our class. He read us some silly books and made us all laugh!
Next month we will be learning all about Community Helpers and starting to do some Home Reading!
-Ms. Kanaski, Nursery & Kindergarten
Room 27 remains involved in saving our turtle! In the mornings before school we have been busy selling turtle bracelets. We will be so excited when we reach our goal of selling them all so we can get our turtle into a new tank!
In the earlier part of the month we spent some time looking at globes and maps to learn about longitude and latitude. We located several places in the world using the coordinates as well as listed at least five Canadian cities using longitude and latitude. We consolidated our learning explaining this mapping system using the See Saw App on the iPads. Room 27 will be spending a lot of time learning about Canada over several weeks. We are learning about government through various group activities. Five students led groups in very different ways as we learned about the different kinds of governments in the world.
Room 27 Math class has been busy working on decimals and per cent as well as working on average problems. During our warm ups we have been looking at Input Output tables and writing algebraic equations for the rule!
-Ms. Last, 4/5/6 Alternative
Our theme this term is Indigenous perspectives and we have been learning lots about Treaties, Aboriginal culture and what it means to respect and honor traditions and lifestyles of our First Nations citizens.
We have been engaging in discussions about the North Dakota Access Pipeline and students are showing a keen interest in this human rights issue. We even built pipelines in groups using straws and Styrofoam cups! It was quite tricky and leaks were inevitable!
Here are a couple pictures of our pipelines in progress!
We can’t wait to delve into this theme even further in March!
-Ms. Ruud, Grade 4/5
There are so many reasons to love the month of February! This month we looked at representations of hearts in artwork. The students observed some work of American pop artist Jim Dine. We discussed some of the principles and elements of art evident in the pieces, as well as the emotions we felt by looking at the art. The students used oil pastels and water colour paint to create their own unique pieces of art.
-Ms. Thompson, Grade 2/3
What has Room 22 done since Ms. Bailey got back? Believe it or not, we’ve been quite productive! We started by making pink shirts to display on our lockers in order to bring awareness to the negative actions and feelings caused by bullying. We started by watching a bunch of videos. One showed a social experiment at a college to see if people would stand up to a bully if they saw bullying happening. We were surprised that even adults sometimes have a hard time standing up to bullies. Another video showed strategies how to stop a bully. We will try to encourage skids at Earl Grey to use these strategies. We also saw how different people react to bullying. After watching the videos and designing our t-shirts, we decided to brainstorm ways to be a bully free school. Now we are working on writing expository essays on how to be bully free! We are practicing to teach others how to recognize and stop bullying. We are using this information to help us learn how to write a proper essay. Look for our published essays outside our classroom in a few days.
-Ms. Bailey, Grade 5/6