Literacy and Numeracy Evening, October 25, 2018

Families enjoyed following a special map around the school on a unique literacy and numeracy camping adventure! Parents and their children participated in many activities with a focus on language arts and mathematics across all of the grades in our school. They even had a chance to read together in front of a "campfire!

Open House and Design Week

Annie Foote School held its annual open house on April 26. There were a lot of amazing designs and projects that students shared with their families.

In Grade 5 

Cardboard constructed art inspired by Picasso.

   

In Grade 4

Pollution solutions designed to help clean up our beautiful planet.

   
  


In Grade 1

Busy communities with trees, transportation, rivers and even the Calgary Tower


In Grade 3

A musical instrument inspired by the concepts of percussion and creating pitch by using different volumes of water in small glass jars.


Annie Foote Canada 150 Project

Last spring, we decided to dream big and create an outdoor space that not only enhanced the outside play environment for our students, but celebrated Canada’s 150th birthday. On October 20th we celebrated its completion.  We held an assembly that morning and highlighted what we created as a natural addition to the areas around our playgrounds.

  • We have our very own aspen grove next to Temple Drive.
  • Three buddy benches create a place for students to make new friends or gather with old ones.
  • We also have a piece of the Rocky Mountains in the shape of a big “150”.  The rocks are called Rundle rocks – a mountain near Banff and a school in Calgary are named after them. More Rundle rock has been used to create a pathway into our groves of trees on the east side of our Division One playground.
  • In addition to the aspen grove with 11 Trembling Aspen trees, we have added 12 more trees to our growing forest including 3 Colorado Spruce, 3 Burr Oak and 6 Schubert Cherry Trees!

We are excited to be able to provide a more natural play environment for our students and community.



Literacy Night

On Oct. 26, families joined us for our annual literacy evening. Each family received a “passport” when they arrived and travelled through classrooms and the learning commons getting a stamp for each destination. One of our destinations was the reading photo booth where children and families got to dress up and have their picture taken. The photos will be posted on our reading bulletin board in the next few weeks! Parents also we able to see their children’s response to our overarching question for the year, “Where can reading take me?”

A big enticement for many of the children was the bag of popcorn they received at the end of the evening for having visited each of our reading destinations. Mr. Murray and Ms. De Jong were busy popping popcorn at the old fashioned popcorn machine! The event was a great success!















Reading Focus

One key area of focus for Annie Foote this year is on reading!  We have created a special Author of the Month corner that highlights the books of a children’s books author. This month’s focus is on Robert Munsch.  Mrs. Zilkie’s favorite Robert Munsch book is “ Love You Forever.” She read it to her daughters hundreds of times and even made up a melody for the song. We are sure that this is true for many families!


Student Showcase

Literacy and Numeracy Evening, October 25, 2018

Families enjoyed following a special map around the school on a unique literacy and numeracy camping adventure! Parents and their children participated in many activities with a focus on language arts and mathematics across all of the grades in our school. They even had a chance to read together in front of a "campfire!

Open House and Design Week

Annie Foote School held its annual open house on April 26. There were a lot of amazing designs and projects that students shared with their families.

In Grade 5 

Cardboard constructed art inspired by Picasso.

   

In Grade 4

Pollution solutions designed to help clean up our beautiful planet.

   
  


In Grade 1

Busy communities with trees, transportation, rivers and even the Calgary Tower


In Grade 3

A musical instrument inspired by the concepts of percussion and creating pitch by using different volumes of water in small glass jars.


Annie Foote Canada 150 Project

Last spring, we decided to dream big and create an outdoor space that not only enhanced the outside play environment for our students, but celebrated Canada’s 150th birthday. On October 20th we celebrated its completion.  We held an assembly that morning and highlighted what we created as a natural addition to the areas around our playgrounds.

  • We have our very own aspen grove next to Temple Drive.
  • Three buddy benches create a place for students to make new friends or gather with old ones.
  • We also have a piece of the Rocky Mountains in the shape of a big “150”.  The rocks are called Rundle rocks – a mountain near Banff and a school in Calgary are named after them. More Rundle rock has been used to create a pathway into our groves of trees on the east side of our Division One playground.
  • In addition to the aspen grove with 11 Trembling Aspen trees, we have added 12 more trees to our growing forest including 3 Colorado Spruce, 3 Burr Oak and 6 Schubert Cherry Trees!

We are excited to be able to provide a more natural play environment for our students and community.



Literacy Night

On Oct. 26, families joined us for our annual literacy evening. Each family received a “passport” when they arrived and travelled through classrooms and the learning commons getting a stamp for each destination. One of our destinations was the reading photo booth where children and families got to dress up and have their picture taken. The photos will be posted on our reading bulletin board in the next few weeks! Parents also we able to see their children’s response to our overarching question for the year, “Where can reading take me?”

A big enticement for many of the children was the bag of popcorn they received at the end of the evening for having visited each of our reading destinations. Mr. Murray and Ms. De Jong were busy popping popcorn at the old fashioned popcorn machine! The event was a great success!















Reading Focus

One key area of focus for Annie Foote this year is on reading!  We have created a special Author of the Month corner that highlights the books of a children’s books author. This month’s focus is on Robert Munsch.  Mrs. Zilkie’s favorite Robert Munsch book is “ Love You Forever.” She read it to her daughters hundreds of times and even made up a melody for the song. We are sure that this is true for many families!


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