Spring rafts

Yesterday the class used popsicle sticks, straws, glue, and tape to build rafts. We tested them out in the afternoon with varying degrees of success. Some of the things we learned include: the popsicle sticks need to be fastened together correctly or the raft will fall apart, rafts that are too heavy sink, and rafts that took on too much water became too heavy and sank.

SCC Pizza Lunch

Kindergarten A and Grade 1-4 Pizza Hut Lunch on Wednesday, April 25th!!

We are going to be placing the orders through Healthy Hunger again for this hot lunch.  Please proceed to the Health Hunger website (www.healthyhunger.ca) and enter your account to place your order.   If you are new and have not created an account click the green Learn more button under Parents and then signup a free account.

Cost is $6.50 per student and includes: 1 personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut, a bag of chips and a juice box (*Flavours will vary).  At the end of your order there will be an additional processing fee.

If you mistakenly order a pizza for a student that is NOT in Kindergarten A or Grades 1-4, your order will be deleted (and your money refunded).

Pizzas are ordered in advance, late orders cannot be accepted after April 19th.  Nutritional Guide available upon request.

If you have any questions about the lunch, please contact Denaye Merz at dmerz@sasktel.net.  You can also call Healthy Hunger if you have any questions about the site at 1-800-818-6260.

All proceeds will be going to the SCC Initiatives

 

Fox Art

Here is the Fox art we did as a class on Monday. The students followed directions to draw their pictures and used crayons to colour them. I think they look amazing!

Ringette Fun

We had a fun time watching ringette on Friday morning. It was great to have the opportunity to watch something in our own community. Unfortunately the Saskatchewan team did not win.

Math: Geometry

We are currently working on two math units. The geometry unit fits in perfectly with our current science unit on structures and materials.

To Parents and Adults at Home…

Your child’s class has started a mathematics unit on geometry. Geometric shapes are all around us, and mathematics can help your child recognize them. Understanding geometric form will help your child appreciate the geometry found in art, design, architecture, and nature.

In this unit, your child will:

  • Identify and name various shapes with 3 or more sides
  • Build, represent, and describe geometric objects
  • Draw and talk about 2-D shapes and 3-D objects

Encourage your child to look for geometric shapes and objects around the home and neighbourhood, and talk about them. Here are some suggestions for activities that you can do at home:

Look for geometric shapes in buildings and street signs. For example, a stop sign is the shape of an octagon, and a yield sign is the shape of a triangle.

Look around the house for geometric shapes. Talk about the shapes you find. As you do, look closely at the corners and sides of the shapes. Count the corners and sides with your child.

Look for 3-D objects around your home, such as a fridge, stove, table legs, and so on. If possible, ask your child to count the number of corners and edges. Talk about how the object’s shape is related to its purpose.

Look through magazines with your child to find as many different 2-D shapes and 3-D objects as you can find.

The Loon’s Necklace

During this art project the class read the Tsimshian legend, The Loon’s Necklace.  In this legend, an old man’s sight is restored by Loon. As a reward, the old man gave the bird his precious shell necklace.  That is why the loon has a white collar and speckles on it’s back.  The students used various paints and construction paper to complete this project.  These are currently on display in our classroom. Enjoy!

Field Trip Fun

We had a great time at our Garden-EXperience field trip today. We walked through several centres where we learned about composting, insects and bugs, soil and agriculture, and plant based products. The students even got to plant their own tomato plants to bring home. You can ask your child all about the trip!

Ringette mini-field trip

Our class has a unique opportunity to be spectators of elite ringette at the 2018 Western Canadian Ringette Championships. On Friday, March 23, our class will be walking to the Legends Centre in Warman to watch the Saskatoon Saints play against a team from Calgary, Alberta. After having the opportunity to explore ringette in some of our phys-ed classes, this is a great way for the students to see what a live game looks like. We plan to leave the school around 9:00 am and return around 11:15 am. Students are encouraged to wear green to support Saskatchewan teams.

Snowshoeing

As part of our phys-ed class on Friday afternoon, we went outside and explored snowshoes. Although snow conditions weren’t ideal, we still had a lot of fun.