Even with all of the fun during Spirit Week our Early Start program continued working hard. The students have been using resources from ‘Handwriting without Tears’ program. It’s wonderful to see the progress that our Early Starts are making with their pencil holding and handwriting skills.
The JK class welcomed the month of March by making some special lions. The class learned the March expression ‘in like a lamb and out like a lion’.
March came in like a lamb so, even though these lions are so cute, we are all hoping that it doesn’t go out like a lion!
The SK class has done some great work recently on their spellwell practice. Their work this week was based on the theme: Fairytale Nouns. The students practice their words on erase boards and then move to pencil and paper once they feel confident. We are so proud of their hard work!
The SK Dinosaur Club did some bone excavating and enclosure building during their meeting this week.
The Grade 1’s learned about and celebrated Bob Marley Day! Through his music, Bob Marley shared his message of peace, love, and harmony – touching the world. He wanted people to embrace one another and take care of one another. The class read the story, “Every Little Thing” and then listened to the song, “Three Little Birds.” and “One Love.” The strong lessons of love and unity were so relatable and moving, the class discussed how love and unity are so interconnected with our monthly character traits. The class discussed how Bob Marley’s music was very resilient and that they wanted to use their art to display this spirit! Even though we celebrate “Bob Marley Day” once a year, these international messages are still being discussed within our class daily.
The Grade 2 class finished it’s geometry unit this week and had some fun composing skeletons of 3D figures using mini marshmallows and toothpicks. The students created cubes, pyramids, rectangular prisms and more.
The Grades 3&4 Super Science club performed the infamous Coke and Mentos experiment this week. The students got their method outline and materials together inside and then went outside to perform the actual experiment (for obvious reasons).