Well…we’ve made it to Spring Break!!!
I hope you all have an excellent break. I know some of you are going on vacation and others are staying close to home. Whatever your plans are…please enjoy them to the fullest! I’m looking forward to visiting with my family for a few days while I bring my fur baby to my mom’s. After that I’m headed to Toronto to visit a friend and catch a few Blue Jays games AND was lucky enough to get tickets to see the Jets play the Leafs. We will meet up on April 2nd and share stories 😉
Spirit Week was a pretty big success this week at Montrose! I think my favourite part was seeing everyone dressed up on Tuesday for the Masquerade Ball! Although I do love that we had some “Fancy” PJs today (since our kids usually do Fancy Friday and didn’t want to change their tradition)! What are your favourite Spirit Week moments?!
We finished Magic Misfits this week! We talked about doing the sequel (Magic Misfits 2) for our summer book club, but unfortunately I found out that it isn’t released until September 25th. I’ll find another book for us to read over the summer! Speaking of book clubs…you were sent an email invitation for Grade 4 students to join a book club with Mrs Ko Heinrichs and myself. If you are interested in joining please let me know. We are reading Flora and Ulysses by Kate Di Camillo.
You can start reading anytime and we are meeting to discuss on April 30. Sorry Grade 3s. We can only take one grade at a time. Maybe next time 🙂 Our next read aloud selection is called…The Wild Robot
I hope you enjoyed some of the Seesaw posts this week. I LOVED the post about what makes you happy that the kids did on International Day of Happiness. My goal is to do more posts like that where it is a selfie video reflection. They are really powerful messages. The environmental maker we did with 122 was also really fun. The inventions were well thought out and so much fun to see come to life! I showed the following videos to the kids (and posted one on Seesaw for you to see). They were excellent conversation starters and helped serve as inspiration for some of our inventions!
Would you use a cup made of used chewing gum? pic.twitter.com/3yFsUyeZAc
— BBC (@BBC) March 14, 2018
This 12-year-old girl has a genius solution for tainted water @BBC_Future https://t.co/yeZEBXpoh2
— BBC Earth (@BBCEarth) March 14, 2018
When we make positive changes to the environment…we make life better for everyone (including plants and animals)!
Looking to make a change over Spring Break? You might want to take part in Earth Hour!
Tomorrow is @EarthHour ! Remember to switch off your lights at 8:30 pm to help raise awareness about the impact #climatechange is having on biodiversity. Check out https://t.co/ogg63qSUSs for more info! @WWFCanada pic.twitter.com/RLahg1gWTO
— Earth Rangers (@EarthRangers) March 23, 2018
Also…please remember to make choices that impact the environment in a positive way when you are on vacation. I think sometimes we forget the routines we have in place at home and do things that we wouldn’t normally do just because it’s “easier”. What can you do? Say no thank you to straws, bring and use reusable water bottles and coffee cups, reuse towels in the hotel, recycle, etc. Be mindful of other people’s communities. Take care of them like you would your own 🙂
That’s it for this week! Enjoy the break. Don’t forget to do the Ask Me question…read, play outside and make sustainable choices!
Until next time,