Sunday, 24 May 2015

Last Week of May

It's hard to believe that May is almost done, and we are only 5 weeks away from the end of the year! Despite this beautiful weather that is tempting us outside, we will be working hard to learn as much as we can before the year finishes!

Blog Bonus Question: Tell me what the last picture on this blog post is of. Write the answer in your agenda, or tell me at school.

A Week at a Glance:

Monday: in anticipation of our PowWow field trip on Friday, Mrs. Well's will be coming to our class to teach us about PowWows. We always look forward to her visits!

Tuesday: Hot Lunch - M&M meats is coming for a BBQ for any students that ordered the last hot lunch.

Friday: We will be taking a bus to Galbraith School to attend the Northside PowWow. It will be an exciting morning spent celebrating cultural traditions of the First Nations! This event is outside so please make sure your child has proper clothing, shoes, and a hat if wanted. The weather is looking good, so if your child wears sunscreen make sure they have it on before they come to school.

Class Info

Mrs. Moore is our new student teacher. She will be joining us on Monday-Thursday mornings until the middle of June. We want to give her a warm welcome and hope she enjoys her time in the classroom!

We have chrysalis'! Last week our caterpillars arrived. Our class had about 40 caterpillars, and now we have about 40 caterpillars inside their chrysalis. Perhaps by the end of the week, or next week we will have 40 Painted Lady butterflies fluttering around in their net in our room. It has been fun learning about insects, and their life cycle through this very hands on activity. Be sure to ask your child for updates in the coming days. Also feel free to pop in after school to check them out.
Check out these 2 videos to see a glimpse of what we are experiencing.
Classroom Painted Ladies
Painted Lady Butterfly Life Cycle

In Review
I want to send a HUGE shout out to all the students at Park Meadows for generously sharing their creativity and artistic ability with us last week. The Art Auction was a huge success and it was amazing to see the diversity of art, and talent that our school has. Our Chihuly art was a hit, and on our field trip to the Southern Alberta Art Gallery students were able to share some of their Chihuly expertise with some of the art exhibitors. I believe it was a memorable project.
Speaking of projects, here are a few photos of students individual art projects from the Art Auction.

Each class also created one class project to use for the Silent Auction portion. We had lots of fun with our team work and finger painting. Not to mention I thought it turned out beautiful!

Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the Art Auction. It was a great event, and all the money went to Free the Children, which is a charity I love. Check it out below if you're interested!

Lastly, on the afternoon of the Art Auction our class went on our SAAG field trip to view the Arts is Alive exhibit. It showcases art from Kindergarten to Grade 12 students in Lethbridge. It is amazing to see the talent in this city. If you haven't see it, I would highly recommend it for a family to check out. This exhibit is open until June 7, 2015.
Each class at Park Meadows submitted a variety of art we thought was exceptional throughout the year. Below is a picture of the artist from our class that has their art in the gallery. 

A big congratulations to Bitisha. What a neat experience to have your art on display in a real art exhibit!

Here's to another great week in Grade 1-2! 
Thanks for reading!