Monday, 8 June 2015

14 School Days to Go!

I can't believe how fast the time is flying by. Despite the heat and summer excitement we have lots of learning happening in our classroom.

Thanks for your patience as the blog is posted a day late, and home reading book kits went home a day late as well. This past weekend I participated in a 3 day bike ride from Banff to Little Bow raising money for a summer camp for kids called SABC. I was a little too tired to attempt much when I got home last night!

Week at a Glance:

Wednesday, June 10:
Volunteer Tea
     We want to celebrate and say thanks to the many volunteers who help at our school. Make sure you RSVP and come enjoy some entertainment and refreshments. If you aren't able to make it please know how much volunteers are appreciated at Park Meadows!

Thursday, June 11:
Pizza Lunch
      Grade 1-2 classes are having a pizza party this week! Each student will receive 2 pieces of pizza, but we ask you still pack snacks and a drink for the day.

Friday, June 12:
Sports Day
     If the weather stays this beautiful we will be having our Sports Day on Friday. Thanks so much to the people who volunteered to help run stations. It is very important that students come to school bug-sprayed and sun-screened as we won't be doing that here. They also must have a water bottle, snack, and runners with socks. Please also ensure students are dressed for the weather. Feel free to come check out the Sports Day if you have some time on Friday!

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, June 16:
Swimming in the morning.
     During the year the swimming pool has changed their student-adult ratio for school field trips. We need to have a 3-1 ratio for this field trip, and we must have at least one male volunteer. We are very close to having enough volunteers, but need at least 2 more. Please let me know if you're able to attend this fun day of exercise with us.

Talent Show in the afternoon.
     Students have auditioned and the list is set for talent show acts. Feel free to come and check out some of the neat talents we have at Park Meadows!

Thursday, June 18: Boat Float
     We will be looking at what makes a good boat during the week, and students will have time to construct a boat they hope will be able to carry a load. We will walk with all the other Grade 1-2 classes to Chinook Lake (by Sobeys) and see which boat is the most buoyant. A note went home in agendas asking for families to send materials for boat making. Please check your house for buoyant materials.

In Review

Last week we said a tearful farewell to our butterflies. It was such an amazing learning experience to see how engaged the students were in the insect life cycle. It happens almost daily that someone brings me a book about animal life cycles, insects, or specifically butterflies. The students are still buzzing about this project.
Butterfly release is a little tricky to catch on camera, but here are a few glimpses into how that event went!



When you visit the school keep your eyes peeled for these beautiful insects now.

Blog Bonus Question: In your agenda, tell me 3 things you learned from reading the blog this week!

Enjoy this beautiful weather and I will see you back here next week!