The creativity of children never ceases to amaze me. Fun was had this afternoon painting Halloween pumpkins. A huge thank you to the parent volunteers who helped make this activity a smashing success!
Last week we said goodbye to Tegen as she embarks on her new adventure in BC. We will miss having her in our classroom and school community, but wish her joy and success in her new community!
Making groups and using our skip counting skills help us to count large collections. Grade 2s are counting collections to 100 (some are doing 100+ to challenge themselves) and Grade 3s are counting collections up to 1000.
Our class has been using music lyrics as poetry to examine author’s meaning and the concept of themes. Once we figure out the author’s meaning we highlight the words and phrases in the song that are used to express the meaning. Last week we looked at Katy Perry’s “Roar” and Rachel Platten’s “fight song”. Words that came out to us were powerful, strength, taking control, finding their voice. Students also made the connection that both songs convey a similar message, hence the discovery of a common theme! Olivia, a student in our class was inspired by this and on her own time wrote her own songs that have a similar message. She recorded herself playing her guitar and sang “Supergirl” for us! I am so proud of her creativity. She has given me permission to share this on our blog.
Parents & Guardians,
As part of Education Week 2016 at W.S. Hawrylak School we will be hosting a special reading event for our Kindergarten to Grade 3 students and you’re invited!
On the morning of Wednesday, October 19th from 8:00-8:40 we hope that you can join your child to enjoy sitting down to muffins and books. The shared learning areas and library will be open for reading, as well as your child’s classroom to obtain their book boxes and reading materials. Siblings are welcome to enjoy the family reading as well!
If you are able to participate in this special literacy event please fill out the form that was sent home and via email and return it to Mrs.Rogers by Friday, October 14. This will help us in the organization of this event to make sure there is enough refreshments for everyone.
Hope to see you there!
Last week Hawrylak School had our annual Terry Fox walk. Our class walked with our Learning Buddies, it was a perfect day for an afternoon stroll. Our class raised $93 (not including online donations!) to support cancer research. Thank you for your support!