October 14

Room 21 LOVES Patterns

Last week, Room 21 began to explore patterns. We read a book about patterns together and talked about all the different places where we can find patterns. We learned that patterns are everywhere and are very important. Please allow us to share with you where we have observed patterns in our lives. Patterns can be found in nature, in time, on animals and insects, on our clothes, in the classroom, and even in our hair!

Patterns Are Everywhere

We know that patterns can change shape, colour, size, and direction.

There is a pattern in a number line that goes on forever (Harlow).







There is a pattern in the alphabet (Elena).

In nature, the leaves change colour every season. They turn green in the summer, brown or orange or yellow in the fall, brown in the winter, and back to green in the spring time  (Arianna and Elena).

The grass outside has a pattern because it goes grass, dirt, grass, dirt, grass, dirt… (Hans).

Animals have patterns.  Zebras have black and white stripes, cats can have black and white spots like Ben’s cat, tigers have orange and black stripes, cheetahs and jaguars have black dots with orange-brownish colour, dogs have many patterns like brown with white and black (Joshua, Ben, Caitlin, Elena, Carlitos).

Insects can have patterns too. Lady bugs are insects with red, black, and white dots on their back. Sometimes they are orange. Bumblebees have striped patterns with lines that are yellow and black (Hans and Anna).

Our Spanish days of the week wheel repeats over and over again. It goes lunes, martes, miércoles, jueves, viernes, sabado, y domingo (Anna).

Stepping stones found outside of houses on their paths have patterns too (Arianna).

Water bottles can have patterns too, like Ben’s blue and yellow water bottle (Ben).

Clothes have patterns, like Señorita Garcia’s elephant skirt and Hans’ striped shirt (Anna).

Ben’s space theme pants or Joshua’s striped sweatpants also have a pattern (Ben and Joshua).

Baskets can have patterns in their weaving going in and out, in and out. Braids have patterns, kind of like baskets do (Sofia and Carlitos).

There is a blue, white, and green pattern of zigzag stripes in our classroom’s bulletin board (Sofia).


October 13

Room 26 Explores the Human Body

In Room 26 we have been learning about the human body and the importance of maintaining good health.  Students have investigated a variety of nutrients and learned about the role they play in maintaining a healthy body.  We practiced reading food labels and learned how they may help us make healthy choices.  Students have also been exploring body systems. They designed and created models of the digestive system.  Students presented their digestive system model to their classmates, explaining the journey of the food we eat.  The creativity and innovation demonstrated was outstanding! 
October 6

Room 25 NEVER Gives Up!


Hi this is room 25 and we had a blast in September!  We learned to be kind to ourselves.  We know mistakes happen, but we aren’t going to ever stop trying.  We have a never give up attitude in this class!


We recognized Orange shirt day by reading When I Was 8.  We each wrote a personal letter to Olemaun the girl that the story is about. It was the 40th anniversary of Terry Fox’s run.  We celebrated by doing different activities like push ups, sit ups, clapping and cartwheels. At the end of most days Mr. Shenkarow reads our class novel named Inkling. It is about a splotch of ink that is alive.


And that is our September news!


October 5

Room 14 Has Lots of Fun Exploring

We have had lots of fun exploring our math centres where we have the opportunity to sort, match, count, show patterns, roll the dice and find the value of a number with spiders.  We are learning to show the number of the day with words, tally marks, ten frame, fingers, dice and addition sentences.  We have also been showing how add the number of the day with our fingers.  We have coloured a book of autumn colours ie verde, amarillo, morado y verde to learn our colours in Spanish.  During the Month of September and October we are  celebrating Spanish Heritage Month, it has been tons of fun collaborating with the other Spanish Bilingual classes on building an amazing bulletin board of all our learning.  I love Satuday’s y domingos allowed us to make cometas and globos in the colour of our choosing.  Quizás algo Hermoso (Maybe Something Beautiful) gave us the opportunity to express our collective murals in with different shapes ie.  diamantes, círculos, cuadrados y corazones.  We have also been learning to write our vowels and our letter of the week.

October 5

Room 18’s First Blog Post!

Room 18 has been working hard during the month of September.

We learned about the differences between habitat, community, population and shelter.


We read the book “The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss. The book is about nature, and we will explain to you how people destroy it. “The Lorax” is similar to reality, because people cut down trees and try to make money out of it. People can destroy the environment because they are greedy, just like the Once-ler in the book.


As we are destroying some habitats; many animals are becoming endangered or extinct. We discussed ways of helping animals and their environment. To bring back animals we have to take care of them and their habitats and stop killing them. We learned about food chains and food webs.

We researched by watching videos. We went for walks around our neighbourhood and discussed natural and human changes. We chose a tree and we drew a picture of it. We will do the same every season to see those natural changes happening. We built shelters by using different materials, such as paper, cardboard, glue sticks, pencil crayons, markers, Popsicle sticks, tape, straws and so much more and presented them to our classmates.

We talked about ways we can help the Earth by not littering, by planting more trees, and by recycling. We must recycle in the right bins, the blue ones! We must save the trees, because they help us breathe by making oxygen.


Thank you for reading the work we are doing. Please help Room 18 spread the word everywhere to be kind to our “Earth.” We are world savers.


“The Lorax” speaks for the trees, Room 18 SPEAKS FOR THE EARTH!




Room 18