Saturday, April 18, 2020

Thank you to all of the parents for your hard work and dedication at this time of uncertainty! I appreciate all of your help - working with your children, motivating them to get to work, your emails, taking pictures of work and sending it to me, your patience, helping them keep their work organized, picking work packages up from the school - for every big and little thing that you’re doing right now!! Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you need anything! Stay safe, healthy and happy. 😊

Saturday, March 21, 2020

This week at school we had the grade 7/8 students come to our class to share their science experiments with us.
And here are a few students playing soccer during their outdoor time.

See you all in a few weeks 😋

Thursday, March 5, 2020

The grade 5/6 students have been particularly sick this year apparently, because we are all out of Kleenex. I know you all brought Kleenex at the start of the year, but if you don’t mind bringing 1 more box, we’d all appreciate it. Thanks so much!

Monday, March 2, 2020

The grade 5/6 students have an optional assignment that they will be given no class time to work on. If they choose, they can build a home or community from the late 1800’s to early 1900’s. They can create this using Minecraft, Roblox, The Sims or can create a diorama. When students have completed creating their home/community, they are asked to send pictures of the home/community to me at Dioramas can be brought to school. This is due March 16th. 
They are currently learning about the lives of early Manitobans. We have read about and discussed the challenges of homesteaders (farming, drought, discrimination), and the workload for children at home and school. 
Here are the grade 5-8 students exploring artifacts that voyageurs used during the fur trade. 

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Some pictures from our week of Festival du Voyageur.
Singing old songs together 

Some fiddle playing 

Trying pea soup 

Dressing up

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Camp Arnes permission forms and the first deposit was due today. If you have not yet handed this in, please do so as soon as possible. Thank you. 

This week is Festival Week!
If students would like to dress up this week, they are encouraged to do so.
Feb. 18 - wear a toque 
Feb. 19 - wear a flannel shirt
Feb. 20 - wear a sash
Feb. 21 - wear voyageur clothing 

Next week, on Feb. 26, students are encouraged to dress up like a story book character of their choice. They can also bring a diorama, that they made at home, to share with the other students in the school.

Here is an example of what it might look like. This one can be found in the hallway near the office.

The Grade 5/6 students are learning about Black History Month and along with that, reading and studying the novel “Underground To Canada” by Barbara Smucker. The novel takes place in “the Deep South” before slavery was abolished. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

On Friday, two grade 5/6 students will be presenting their climate change PowerPoint to the school at 1:00 pm (after the Take Pride Winnipeg Presentation). The grade 5/6 students have taken on a green initiative and will help educate the other students in the school about global climate issues. Each student in the grade 5/6 room will have an opportunity to share their presentation with the school between February and June.