Week 23: February 26 – March 2, 2018

Posted by Soteira Briginshaw on February 26, 2018 at 6:13 PM


This week, the Grade 1-2 class did a lot of celebrating! We celebrated all the successes of last week's Linden Science & Technology Fair, we celebrated birthdays, and we celebrated reaching the 100th day of school for the year. In CERES class, students got to experience some of the robots built by older students for science fair. They also got to continue working with SNAP circuits to create fun projectiles. In Cooking Club, we enjoyed making jam-filled cookies while working with our hands. We also visited the local Deer Park library to explore new books and favourite reading nooks. In drama class, we practiced adding emotion to an everyday word (like cupcake) and having our classmates guess the emotion we were portraying. This will help students as we begin to plan our Junior Drama Night production after March Break. On Friday, the Grade 1-2s and Early Learners joined together to celebrate the 100th day of school. They were invited to make necklaces with 100 beads, construct crowns with 100 pictures, list 100 words, write 100 numbers, find different ways to add to 100, build with 100 blocks, and decorate a poster with 100 dots. Grade 1-2 students helped their younger peers count by 2s, 5s, and 10s and enjoyed engaging in centres that they missed from last year. We also had the chance to surprise Ellen with a birthday cake (decorated with 100 mini M&Ms, of course). 



The Grade 1-2s and Early Learners are introduced to a cat toy robot designed by grade eight students for the Linden Science & Technology Fair.


M and G work with members of cooking club to roll and imprint cookies that would then be filled with raspberry jam. They were a big hit after they baked!



A, P, G, G, and K combine forces to construct a "super umbrella". Rainy days are better with friends.



G enjoys using SNAP circuits to launch a spinner into the air during CERES class. 



K, M, and P chat on their walk to the Deer Park library on Thursday. Visits to the library are the perfect way to spend a spare All-School period while the high school girls are in classes.



M and S hunt and sort beads to create their 100 bead necklaces during our 100th day celebration.



M works hard to write 100 words during our 100th day centres period. She is very proud of her neat printing and enjoys using categories to generate ideas for new words.



M hunts for strawberry beads while K searches for the right letter beads as they build their 100th day necklaces.



G is a precision builder. She carefully alternates and stacks blocks to build a stable tower. Her goal is to include 100 blocks in her tower.



K carefully counts M&Ms for Ellen's birthday cake. The goal is for the girls to add exactly 100 M&Ms to the cake.



The girls decided they wanted to hide and surprise Ellen when she arrived for phys. ed. class. M hides with her peers under our tables and insists we turn off the lights for the surprise.



Ellen is very surprised and enjoys sharing her birthday cake with the Early Learners and Grade 1-2s during snack time.



K adds a chosen emotion to the way she says "cupcake". The girls then try to guess what emotion K is acting out. Some of the emotions they choose are tricky to guess!



S, M, and G are paying close attention so that they can successfully guess the emotion that a classmate is acting out.



S works hard on her 100th day crown. She fills each strip with 10 stickers and then switches to drawing creative images for her 100 objects.



G shows off her finished 100th day crown.



The Grade 1-2s and Early Learners share some special 100th day cookies while listening to a story read by Sarah, our student teacher.