Friday, January 15, 2010

Blue Sky & Sunshine

We finally had a break in the weather and Mrs. Sali has seen her first Canadian sunshine. It is so nice to see the good weather for the weekend.

I do hope that you get a chance to enjoy the weekend with your family and friends.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Mr. H

Mrs. Sali Introduced at Primary Assembly

Mrs. Sali was introduced to the primary students this morning at their Primary Assembly. She mentioned the Mrs. Servos-Sept is now on holiday enjoying a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean (Queensland, Australia)--similar to Florida. Unfortunately the weather has been very wet since Mrs. Sali arrived in Canada and she indicated that she was hoping for snow-- all in due time.

By the way, I was able to upload a short video of the Grade Five class on their ukuleles, from yesterday. Just go to view Flickr Photostream .

Until later.

Mr. H

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Grade Five students Play Ukuleles

Our Grade five students have just started playing ukekeles. Mr. Angelus has them reading music, playing ukeklele and singing along! They did a great job when I stopped by their class today.

Just a reminder-- please ensure that students have a change of clothing (sweats will do) just in case they get wet when they are out at recess or lunch.

Thanks and have a great day and evening.

Until tomorrow.

Mr. H

Dream Box Math and K is for Koala

Miss Owen's class is piloting a math program called Dream Box. The children seem to enjoy the program which is another way to become better at Math skills.

When I visited the Kindergarten room I saw that today was K Day-- yes K is for koala!

I took some pictures of various bulletin boards around the school, which I will post to my Flickr Photostream.

Have a good day.

Mr. H

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Science World Scientist to visit GES

Mrs. Knecht just let me know that Kate Henderson, a former Gibsons Elementary student, is coming to our school from Science World next Tuesday. She is a scientist/teacher working at Science World and they offer a program where the send some of their scientists out to the schools.

She'll be giving presentations in Ms. Knecht's, Mrs. Fitchell's and Mrs. Kranenburg's class.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Sky is Falling and Words from "PLANETS"

Mrs. Fitchell's class was busy working on The Sky is Falling novel study, when I stopped by their class this morning. They have finished reading the novel and were discussing the theme when I was in their class. When I went to Mrs. Kopek's class they were trying to write down as many words as possible from the word planets-- the students were very proud of the number of words they were able to build.

I finished the morning off teaching a grade one PE block. The students did a great job on ball activities that led to a modified game of sideline European handball.

Time to go.

Until later,

Mr. H


Monday, January 11, 2010

A Great Day Considering the Weather

Despite the wet weather we had a great day today. Students were engaged in their learning throughout the day.

Mrs. Kranenburg's students were finishing up some poetry in the computer lab when I stopped by today. They are becoming quite proficient using the computers.

Ms. Perry's students had just finished up an Art project on penguins when I visited their class and Mrs. Klan's class was working at various centers when I stopped by-- it looked like the Princess was just getting into her dress when I pulled out my camera!

After school I had basketball clinic, for our grade 3, 4 and 5 students, which went really well. The turnout was excellent-- we had over twenty students. Thanks to Mr. Josephson for helping out. We will continue to run this program on Mondays until the Spring Break.

Have a great evening everyone.

Until tomorrow.

Mr. H