Friday, February 18, 2011

Week in review

Classes have returned in full swing to the Learning Commons this week. The Kinder's, Grades 1 & 2 are now halfway through the Blue Spruce Reading Programme. Students are enjoying hearing and responding to the 1st 5 books: Big Bear Hug, C'Mere Boy, Have I got a Book For You, Jack the Bear and Imaginary Garden. Check out my Shelfari LINKS to get more information about each title.

Our Silver Birch Club met on Wednesday. Several students had the opportunity to send a letter via email to their favourite authors. Peyton and Tess wrote to Norbert Rosling, "Polar Bears" and received a wonderful letter in return from GERMANY! within 24 hours of us having contacted the publishers to forward the mail. Norbert was very thankful and honoured to received the students' letters.

The Juniors, Grades 4/5 and 5/6 have been busy working on assignments mostly in the computer lab. Power Points on the Middle Ages, and Ancient Civilzations. The Intermediates have been presenting excellent assignments on Music. Using intrument props, (Neera - Indian, Bagpipes - Scottish) and even dance demonstrations.

Our student leaders did an outstanding job fundraising and raising awareness for the predicament of the Haiti situation. A brilliant talent show organized for the student body showed off the variety and extent of our students skills in singing and dancing. I had the opportunity to share a new book: Eight Days: A Story of Haiti, by Edwidge Danticat, Alix Delinois.

Have a wonderful Family Day weekend!

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