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Skating Skills Acquired!

The Grade 1-3’s have completed their 8 weeks of skating. We had a wonderful last class today. Parents were invited to come and watch their children’s lesson for the first half, then join us on the ice for a free skate. It was great to see so much parent support and the students had so…

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Choosing Math Models in SK

The SKs are doing just beautifully! They are really enjoying their math classes. This week they focussed on subtraction word problems and finding multiply strategies. The children practised using concrete models (or equations) and picture models (using drawings of objects to represent numbers) to solve the questions at hand. These simple concepts form the basis…

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Early Start & SK Get Together

On Monday morning Liz’s Early Start class had a visit with the SK class. The children enjoyed a story on the SMART Board called “Owl Babies”.  After learning about owls, the Early Start children found an eager SK friend to help them with a wonderful owl craft. The children enjoyed mingling with each other and…

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Pioneer Feast in SK

The SKs have already had their Thanksgiving dinner – Pioneer style! Heather, Paula and the children gathered in the gym to feast by candlelight yesterday. The table was set with all the trimmings. The children have been learning all about Pioneers in Social Studies and the feast was such a fun way to bring their…

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Skating on a Hot Day

Our Grade 1-3 skating classes got off to a great start last Friday. It was strange going off on the school bus to skate on such a boiling hot day! The weather definitely felt more seasonal today. For the next several Friday mornings, we will be heading to Forest Hill Arena to work on our…

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Fairy Tale Fun in SK

The SKs have had an amazing time working their way through their Fairy Tale unit. Paula and Heather have weaved just about every cross-curricular activity they could into this fun and collaborative week! From baking porridge for Goldilocks, building rafts for The Billy Goats gruff in Science, baking gingerbread like The Little Red Hen and…

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Persuasive Writing & Symmetry in SK

The SKs, in keeping with their impressive work all year, learned about Symmetry in their math enquiry unit and Persuasive Writing in Language Arts this week. I happened to stop by with a tour while they were working on their assignments. They were so happy to share all their crazy Christmas Crab facts! Make sure to…

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SKs at the Zoo

The SKs had an amazing trip to the Zoo on Wednesday. The weather was perfect and everyone was so excited to be going! The children came back full of tales about their favourite moments and animals. They also came back very tired (we had more than one sleeper on the bus on the way home)!…

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SK Outside

The SKs spend lots of time outside when the weather allows. This week it was time for a signs of spring scavenger hunt. The children headed out with clipboards and magnifying glasses in hand. They made their way through the neighbourhood, spent time in Marie and Don’s garden and checked out the school grounds. They…

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Ending Blends in SK

The SK’s have progressed to working on end blends in their phonics program. This week they focussed on the SK and ST sounds in words like ‘mask’, ask’, ‘desk’, ‘cost’ and ‘nest’. Whiteboards and rice trays are great tools for practise. The children are working on their word lists for their Spell Well on Tuesday.  

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