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June 2012

Butterflies

Butterflies
  We watched them grow from larvae.  It was sad to say goodbye!  

Reading Group Plays

Reading Group Plays
The kids in my reading group were each given a Mo Willems book to act out.  They were only given ...

Crazy Hair Day

Crazy Hair Day

Sugar and Nutrition

Sugar and Nutrition
We have been learning some healthy eating habits.  The kids were asked to bring in drink containers so we could ...

Show and Tell

Show and Tell

Mr. Fish

Mr. Fish
Mr. Fish gave a hilarious performance sharing his love for science and magic.  In these photos Ethan was asked to ...

Insects

Insects
We have been learning a great deal about insects over the past few weeks.  They have been learning how to ...

Science Day

Science Day
The kids were challenged to build the tallest tower using only spaghetti and tape.  Their next challenge was to build ...

April 2012

Learning About Culture

Learning About Culture
We started by defining "culture" and that led us to a discussion about Canadian culture.  The kids quickly realized that ...

Geometry

Geometry
The kids learned to sort and make three dimensional shapes.  

Easter

Easter
The egg making project was very exciting.  It was something new for all of us.  Each student got a balloon, ...

Canadian Animals

Canadian Animals
As part of our study about Canada each student was required to do a special study of a Canadian province. ...

Silly Hat Day

Silly Hat Day

Feb. 2012

Mapping

Mapping
The kids have been labeling a map of West Sechelt.  They included their homes, local parks and the school.  

Mrs. Wilson

Mrs. Wilson
Thank you Mrs. Wilson for brightening our day with pancakes!

Measurement

Measurement
The grade two math class has been doing measurement for the past few weeks.  They measured each others heights, the distance around their heads, the distance around the trees in the school yard and lengths of various other objects in the classroom. 

Owls

Owls
The guided reading group finished their study of Owls with an owl drawing.  We also got to examine a real owl representation in the classroom! 

Art

Art
We read Barbara Reid's book "Snow Day" and did a clay art copying her incredible clay illustrations.  The kids worked really hard and enjoyed this project.  

Skating Day with Buddies

Skating Day with Buddies
Thank you to all of the parents who drove.  And thank you to our big grade 7 buddies who came skating with us.  We had a really great day.

The Three Silly Billies

The Three Silly Billies
The second group performed their readers theatre play about the three silly billies to Mrs. Kyles class.  The cast included a troll with green hair, three billy goats, little red, the three bears, Jack and a giant.  This was a hilarious play and everyone did a great job.  Thank you to Mrs. Kyle's class who surprised us after with a poem!

Mind UP

Mind UP
Over the course of the school year we have been offering a program called MindUP. It is informed by the ...

Jan. 2012

Snow, Sharing & Fun!

Snow, Sharing & Fun!
It snowed just enough for the kids to have some fun!  

Tortoise and the Hare

Tortoise and the Hare
Half of the class performed their readers theatre for Mrs. Kyle's class.  They enjoyed building sets and making masks.  Excellent ...

Reading

Reading

Triple Scoop Words

Triple Scoop Words
The kids are practicing replacing words in their journals with "triple scoop words", adding strength and interest to their writing. ...

Craters on the Moon

Craters on the Moon
We created a model of the "lunar landscape" by dropping objects into a flour mixture and forming compact craters. 

Guided Reading

Guided Reading
After Christmas break the kids refreshed their memory of "Owls in the Family" by doing a sequencing activity.  

Planet Painting

Planet Painting
This week the students reviewed all the facts they have learned about the planets.  Afterwards they chose their favourite planet ...

Christmas Concert

Christmas Concert

Christmas Activities

Christmas Activities

Dec. 2011

Raising Money

Raising Money
The kids are generously giving back this Christmas.  They are contributing money to buy a chicken for a community.  We ...

Learning to Write Similes!

Learning to Write Similes!

Planet Study

Planet Study
The planet study groups worked very hard on their posters!  

Decorating the Gym

Decorating the Gym
The kids are getting creative making stockings to decorate the gym for our Christmas concert.

Guided Reading

Guided Reading
This guided reading group is learning about owls from the book "Owls in the Family."  Before we started reading the ...

Lesson with Tami

Lesson with Tami
Tami is our aboriginal education teacher.  She visited the class and taught the kids how to make a personal identity ...

Watercolour Parrots

Watercolour Parrots
Look at this amazing work!  The first stage of this project was a directed drawing of a parrot using sharpies. ...

Paper Mache Planets

Paper Mache Planets
We are learning about various planets.  The kids were put into groups and each group was given one planet that ...

Learning About the Equal Sign

Learning About the Equal Sign
Mr Benmore, the math district support teacher, came to visit our math class.  He taught the kids that the equal ...

Experimenting with Structures and Materials

Experimenting with Structures and Materials
The students have been experimenting with various materials and testing their strength.  The materials include spaghetti, straws, toothpicks, q-tips, popsicle ...

Drama Games

Drama Games
The kids really enjoy playing drama games.  The first game is called mirror.  The kids have to stand in front ...

Halloween

Halloween