- On Thursday we had a wonderful time at gymnastics. The children were divided into small groups and we were taken through a series of stations (of course the trampoline was the most popular!) Thank-you parents for remembering to send your child’s booster seat. Special thank-you’s go out to our parent drivers: Ms. Pearson, Ms. Bolton, Ms. Shuttleworth and Ms. Smith- without you it would have been difficult to go! Our next gymnastics day is Mar. 8th.
- Wednesday afternoon we were able to meet our new student teachers (Ms. Allen and Ms. Wolstenholme). They will be arriving Apr.4 and staying for two full weeks, teaching mini units in Social Studies, Math and Science. I have asked them to integrate Socials and Science and teach us about the West Coast Rainforests. We will be learning about the Water Cycle and the West Coast of British Columbia. I plan to also teach the kids at this time about Emily Carr and have the students make Rainsticks!
- Please start saving your paper towel rolls for this exciting project. Each students needs between 2-4 rolls
- This Friday we will be celebrating the conclusion of our food groups study. Ms. Smith has kindly volunteered to come in and help us make Vegetable Soup.I am asking each child to bring a small portion of whole vegetables to put into our soup on Friday . I will be supplying a chicken soup base and some barley. The children will cutting the vegetables to prepare them for the soup in the morning and we will be enjoying it at lunch. Children will still need a lunch on Friday as this will just be a little extra treat. Thanks in advance for your help with this!
- Tuesday is our Read Around the Planet experience!! I have asked the children to wear mittens and a scarf for this video conference. We are connecting up with another grade two class from Euclid, Ohio.
- Thursday will be skating again! We leave at 12:45 pm to walk over to the Brock Arena. I would love to have some parents join us during this afternoon. Help is always greatly appreciated to tie skates and/or drive our skates/bags to the rink. Thank-you.
Our classroom learning is progressing well!
- Students have been busy writing stories in their journals and been so creative with their ideas. I am trying to get them to write with more detail and information.
- We have been reading and studying fairy tales. Last week we read the Elves and the Shoemaker and made little Elves to go along with this story.
- Science has been quite exciting with different science projects to do with solid, liquids and gases. The kids loved making “Oobleck” (goo) last week- it was messy but so much fun!
- In Social Studies, we are finishing up mapping and have begun learning about the symbols of Canada- last week we made origami maple leafs and the student learned all about why this symbol was chosen to be put on our Canada flag.
- In Math, we have been progressing well with our subtraction and money with borrowing and will soon start multiplication
Mrs. J. Latta