Saturday, February 27, 2010

Space--The Final Frontier

Mrs. Kopek's students were working on their models of our solar system when I stopped by on Friday afternoon-- they weren'r finished but I wanted to share them on my blog.

The Grade 4-5 basketball clinic, after school on Friday, went really well. The students participating are doing a great job.

Our Olympians are having a great weekend.

I trust that everyone will enjoy the weekend.

Mr. H

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Green Day & Castles

We have had a great response to our last Spirit Day of the month--Green Day. We hope to encourage more environmentally friendly behaviour, from how we pack our lunches, to decreasing the amount of water we use and minimizing our carbon footprint. I appreciate the effort that our school community is making to make GES a greener place.

I also wanted to share some pictures of the castles that Mrs. Klan's class made yesterday. More photos can be found by viewing the Flickr Photostream.

Mr. H

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Castle Building & Number Building

Mrs. Klan had their annual castle building adventure today. It is a fun event-- family members of the students help build castles. Thank you to all family and friends who came to assist Mrs. Klan today; you too Mr. Klan.

When I went to Mrs. Kopek's class they were building numbers using tokens to represent numbers. If your child is in this class ask them which colour tokens represented ones, tens and hundreds.

I trust that many of you are enjoying the Olympics. I was really impressed with Canadian figure skater Joannie Rochette, who had an amazing performance last night, only days after losing her mother. It will be interesting to see how the Canadian Hockey Team fairs against Russia today. Hopefully our female 2-person bobsleigh team will be successful-- they were leading yesterday and have two runs today.

Go Canada Go!


Mr. H

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Guest Art Teacher visits GES

Mrs. Hoechstetter's class had a treat today with Mr. Mark Sauer, a high school art teacher, teaching the students how to draw people and faces. The students were totally engaged in the lesson and Koen was proud to have her Dad in class today.

Thank you for working with our students today Mr. Sauer!

Mr. H

Math Manipulatives & Chinese Writing

When I visited Mrs. Kopek's class this morning, Bob Benmore (District Math Support Teacher) was in working with her class using math manipulatives. Ms. Kranenburg's class was just finishing up some Chinese writing when I stopped by her classroom.

Sun Nien Faai Lok. Gung May Faat Choy.

Mr. H

Monday, February 22, 2010


We have had two guests doing a presentation, about bats, at GES today. If your child is in Division 1,2 or 3 ask them what they learned about bats today.

Until later,

Mr. H

Olympic Fever

I had a chance to go to Vancouver this weekend and saw some great sites. I have posted a few pictures here.

If you get a chance to visit Vancouver it is worth the time to check it out. Until Later,

Mr. H