It was super fun when I got to bring home the Alphabet Mystery Box. My letter was E. – Ashlyn
Clue #1 – It has fur
Clue #2 – There are two buttons
Clue #3 – It has a leash
Answer – Eddie the Eskimo dog
I like the Alphabet Mystery Box so much. It was fun trying to find something that started with the letter F. – Dorian
Clue #1 – It is hard
Clue #2 – It is small
Clue #3 – It has something in the middle of it
Answer – Fossil
September started strong! We started our month by working closely with Marcela Mangarelli on creating art through literacy. In class 14 and 21, the students focused on “Oso Pardo” and specifically looked at the colours and predictability of the book. The students had the opportunity to create their own books with the usage of common words from the book. These students showcase their learning by reading their books to various classroom friends. These books have become part of their classroom library! In class 12, the students worked on identifying various emotions in Spanish to come up with the title of their own book. The students worked on creating their own self portraits and showed them to their classmates and orally explained their creations using words from the book.
This month we learned about fiction and nonfiction – Isabel
We are learning about snakes -Jayla
Snakes shoot out their poison with their fangs to catch their prey. -Hans
Some snakes kill their food with poison. -Ben
We are learning to add numbers with our fingers. -Joe
We learned about colours. – Joshua
October 10, 2019
Dear Students of Earl Grey,
We are saving our future generation of children from getting hit by vehicles passing by Earl Grey School at Fleet and Cockburn street. In Room 16, classroom students made Slow Down signs to bring outside and hold up in the air to get motorists to slow down when passing by Earl Grey School.
All of us together in Room 16 wrote a convincing letter to the Director of Public Works to install a four way stop sign at the intersection of Fleet and Cockburn street to stop traffic and
SLOW THEM DOWN!
Constable Cross and Constable Foltz from the Winnipeg Police Service came out on snowy, soggy Thursday in October to help us with our message. Constable Foltz had the laser gun and aimed it at vehicles passing by the school to see how fast they were going. We also invited the School Patrols to help us cross the road.
OUR SIGNS WORK!! Traffic was moving slowly. That’s much safer than before.
Our next step is to write another letter to our City Councillor Sherri Rollins and our local MLA to help us with our cause.
We have one last message to tell you. Ask your parents to drive slow in School Zones.
Students in Room 16
In Room 26 we are accepting any plastic bags during the month of October. We are giving all the plastic bags we collect to Take Pride Winnipeg, where they will be recycled. It is important to recycle plastic bags because we want to save our sea life. If we don’t recycle then out sea life will slowly decrease. You will see posters plastered in the hallways of Earl Grey School this month.
By Cloe, Lola & Ben
Congratulations to the Terry Fox Committee for reaching their fundraising goal. Beginning mid-September, a group of hard working leaders in Grade 5 and 6 from Room 27 met to plan and organize our annual Terry Fox Fundraiser. Zia, Remington, Zac, Shay, Keziah, Madex, Evelyn and Madoka met over several lunch hours to set a fundraising goal and decide on an incentive to reach the goal. A pie in the face of Mr. Shenkarow was the plan and $500 was the goal. Posters were made, tattoos and stickers were organized, money was counted and coins were rolled and their parts for the assembly speech were written and practiced. By the end of the week $630 was raised for the Terry Fox Fundraiser! It was an awesome experience for me to watch these young leaders in action!
If you are feeling down you should read “You Hold Me Up” by Monique Gray Smith. This book will cheer you up because it is about how people care for and protect each other. It reminds us to help each other, respect others, spend time together and be kind. This book makes you feel like people care about you. We encourage you to read this book and hold each other up!
Shared writing by Room 22
Room 21 is participating in the Global Read Aloud 2019!!! We will be reading 5 pictures books by Yuyi Morales along side a Grade 1 Spanish Dual Language class from Boise, Idaho. To get to know our GRA friends in Boise, we wrote a letter to them on Winnipeg postcards to introduce ourselves and ask them questions about themselves in Spanish. We began with planning what we wanted to write by writing down ideas as a class. Then we started our drafts in our “Taller de Escritores” notebooks, revised and then edited our letters to our Grade 1 pen-pals. When we were done editing, we published a good copy on a Winnipeg postcard and then sent them in the mail. We were all very excited to send letters to our pen-pals!!! We are also very excited to get letters in the mail from our pen-pals! We cannot wait!!!
On Wednesday, September 18th Mrs. Orchard wrote in our morning message that Ms. Penner, our principal, was thinking about making us students wear school uniforms. Some of us did not like the idea and thought our brains were going to EXPLODE because this idea was CRAZY! Why would our school make us wear a uniform all of a sudden?
Some of us were excited about wearing the uniforms but were confused about why we didn’t wear them last year.
Some of us liked the idea of wearing uniforms because we might feel good in fancy clothes. Also no one would be able to make fun of each other’s clothes because we would all dress the same!
We wrote about the topic in class and went home to tell our families that our school might be getting uniforms.
The next day, Mrs. Orchard told us that it was not true. The elementary teachers had made this writing ideas to help us learn and get our ideas on school uniforms. We decided that even though the uniforms were not happening it made for a good first blog post!