April 24

Room 12 REALLY Loves Math!!!

Room 12 learns about math in lots of different ways.  We do three centres each day.  We play Dreambox on the iPads.  You have to play math games to win tokens and unlock mysteries.  We play math games with a partner.  Our favourite game right now is 10s Go Fish.  We are learning how to make 10.  We also do math on our own.  Sometimes we learn new games with Mrs. Jeninga.

Room 12 REALLY loves math!!!


Shared writing by the students of Room 12

April 23

Room 21: Flower Power


In Room 21 we made flowers to celebrate spring. It took two classes to make our flowers with many colours and they each look different. First, we sketched our flowers. We tried to make the flower petals to touch the edges of the paper. Then we used warm colours and cool colours with paint and oil pastels. Next used a black marker to trace our pencil lines. Our tables got messy! We think they are very pretty. You can come see them on our bulletin board in the classroom. We created this art to show how just much we love spring. WE HAD SO MUCH FUN!


Written by the students in Room 21

April 23

Earl Grey Singers Perform with the WSO!

On April 5th, Riley, Olivia, Ellen, Alexis, and Ivy. had the incredible opportunity of performing with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra! The following is a write-up of their experience:


When we went to our first rehearsal we were all nervous. The rehearsals were at Riverview School. At the first rehearsal we met our instructors, Ms. Mitchell and Ms. Klassen. They taught us all of our songs that we’d be performing at the WSO. We really enjoyed our last practise because we practised our songs and then ate pizza!


On the day of the concert we met at Riverview School and then bussed to the Concert Hall. We waited in a rehearsal room and practised our songs with all the other schools. We went out onto the stage for a final rehearsal and then back into the room. Before going out on stage again we were told all the rules and to have good posture.


The performance went very well. Everybody gave a standing ovation! When we left the Concert Hall we were taken back to Riverview and then back to Earl Grey for lunch. This was a great experience!

Click to hear an excerpt:


Riley F. and Ellen B.


April 23

Friday is Pay It Forward Day

“Pay it Forward Day” – April 28, 2017
What is Pay it Forward: An opportunity for children to participate in a pro kindness program which enhances their understanding of giving by doing a good deed for someone and expecting nothing in return. Instead the receiver is encouraged to “Pay it Forward”.

When someone “Pays it Forward” they often give the person a card asking them to pay the kindness forward.

Ideas for the day might include:
– be friendly to someone they might normally ignore
– write and illustrate a picture book for younger students
– help someone with their homework or classwork
– do chores at home to help family members
– do cards to cheer up people or visit the elderly (the Convalescent Home on Jessie Ave. comes to mind)
– give someone else a recess treat
– write a letter to someone telling them how special they are

Let’s cause a ripple effect!!!!

-Ms. Desrosier

March 24

Room 27 News

March 24, 2017


Dear Parents/Guardians,


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



March 8

Online Conference Scheduling OPEN

Hello Families,


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.


Junior High:

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

  1. Go to our school appointments web site:   http://earlgrey.schoolappointments.com
  2. 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.
  3. Add your children into the system by clicking the “Add a Student” button.  Click “Insert New” button to add more children.
  4. 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.
  5. Click on available time slots to book your appointments and then click the “Book Appointments” button to save your bookings.
March 8

Room 14 Love To Read

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.


March 8

Room 25 is Busy Learning

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.


March 1

Room 15 Loved our Winter Carnival

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