After reading the book titled, “Have You Filled a Bucket Today?” we are learning how easy and rewarding it is to express and show kindness in simple ways. Students in the class are doing a great job filling their “invisible bucket” by sharing and making kind remarks to their classmates. We would now like to extend this idea by showing how we can assist people we don’t know.
Starting on Monday December 10th to Friday December 14th we will be collecting items for the homeless shelter. We did contact the Shelter to see what items they could use and they provided us with the following list of items.
- spaghetti sauce
- salad dressing (Ranch, Coleslaw)
- Frozen Juice
- Frozen french fries
- Cans of soup (mushroom is a favorite)
However, I am sure that any item(s) that you would like to donate would be appreciated. If you would like to bring in frozen items, we will ask that you bring them in on Friday as storing these items will be an issue.
We would like to thank you in advance for your kind donations.
On Friday November 9th our class will be participating in our Remembrance Day service. We will be saying the following poem:
We wear a poppy
On Remembrance Day,
And at eleven
We stand and pray.
Wreaths are put
Upon a grave.
As we remember
Our soldiers brave.
Please help your child memorize this poem so they will be comfortable saying it at our assembly on Friday. A hard copy was also sent home today to assist with this as well.
Thank you for your assistance.
After dealing with some technical difficulties, we have finally posted a few photos taken during our seed collection activity on October 22nd. Students had an opportunity to get their hands dirty by collecting seeds from various fruits, vegetables and flowers. The students were excited to cut, chop and handle the large variety of different seeds that were available.
During this time, students were also eager to assist with using tomatoes from our school garden to make fresh tomato sauce. This was a great lesson to show how we can grow and produce food locally.
A big thank you is extended to Mrs. St. Jean, Mrs. Walker, Mrs. Cormier, Mrs. Ecuimates, Mrs. Senger and Mr. Gagne for volunteering their time to make this afternoon such a success!
On Monday November 5th, our Grade 1 class will be hosting a Stuffed Animal Day. On Friday, after reading a book titled, “Teddy Bears at School!” the class decided they would also like to bring a teddy bear or stuffed animal to school. We will use the animals to help us learn about Data Management in math by making tally charts, picture graphs and bar graphs.
Students are asked to bring a stuffed animal that can fit comfortably in their backpack. All activities will take place on Monday afternoon, so you can expect the stuffed animal to be returned the same day.
We will continue to continue to sort, graph and take surveys for the next week or so. If you happen to see a graph or chart in a magazine or newspaper, this would be a great opportunity to share with your child how we use graphs to display different kinds of information.
Starting Wednesday, students in the grade 8 class at GLC will be introducing soup days into our school. The first two soup days will be available for students in kindergarten to grade 3. Soup days will occur on a day 4 during second break at 12:55. Students who want soup are required to bring a bowl or container (we recommend something with a lid so it doesn’t make a mess in their lunch bags), a spoon & $1.00 to cover the cost of the ingredients. Following is a list of the days and type of soup being served on that day:
October 31 – NO SOUP
November 7 – Chicken Noodle and Vegetable Soup
As part of our Health curriculum we have been learning about fire safety. To finish this unit, we will be discussing and making fire escape plans. Today your child will be bringing home an assignment that will ask you to help draw a simple floor plan of your house (see the example provided for ideas). Please return it back for Tuesday October 30, 2012. On your plan, please make sure you include windows and doors. For our class activity, we will be highlighting the windows and doors along with drawing arrows so that students can identify two ways out of each room. Students will share their plan with the class and then they will be returned so you can further discuss this with your child.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.
On October 22nd,at 1:35 p.m. our class will be helping to prepare for our up-coming Harvest Spaghetti Lunch. Through the guidance of Mrs. St. Jean and Mrs. Phillips our school has grown enough tomatoes, basil and oregano to make spaghetti sauce for the entire school! This lunch will be a fundraiser for our Eco School initiatives.
During this time, Mrs. St. Jean is also going to bring in various plants so that students can locate the seeds and save them for planting at a later date. In Science, we have been learning about the characteristics of living things and this hands-on activity is a perfect addition to our class discussions.
We will have four stations that will be set-up in the Lunch Room for students to explore. To help run things more smoothly we would like the assistance of parent volunteers. If you are available on this date, please send Ms. Wiwcharyk an email or write a note in your child’s agenda.
Last week, the students of Grade 1 welcomed the addition of the Worm Factory to the class. As part of our Eco-School initiatives, the Eco Team is always looking for ways to reduce the amount of waste that goes to our landfill. Composting our food scraps (leftover fruit and vegetables) has been something we have been doing for the past four years. You may have noticed the composting bins outside on the edge of the parking lot, but our classroom compost has something special inside….red wigglers. These worms aid in breaking down our organic waste and turning it into a natural fertilizer called vermicompost. Each week we will feed the worms by adding food waste to the Worm Factory. At the end of the year, we will harvest the compost and add these valuable nutrients to our school garden.