Find information about general class activities, “what we did today” blogs, examples of student projects, reminders, and general resources that parents or students might find useful. Upcoming events are in our calendar.
To comment on a blog question, email Mrs. Brandt at lpbrandt@cbe.ab.ca or lpbrandt@educbe.ca

To book a parent teacher conference or to pay for field trips click on this link.

August 3, 2019

Mrs. Brandt:  Here is a picture I took on my trip to San Francisco.


July 24, 2019

SG: This summer I went to Stampede and got a bag bandana and 3 stickers.



July 9, 2019

Happy Stampede Everyone!

As promised, I will post pictures of your summer.  Here is one from mine.

This is the beautiful rainbow that appeared on Sunday.


June 26,2019

Mrs,. Brandt's Comment Challenge:  What was your favorite station today?

Today we had an outside day.  We started with doing a bit of cleaning and headed out for sports day.  We cleaned some more and then heard our last two reader's theatre.  In the afternoon, we went for a community walk and ended with Wonder.

Reminders:  Tomorrow is our last day.  Remember that you can share a talent if you like with the class.

June 25, 2019

Mrs. Brandt's Comment Challenge: What is the next character we will hear from in Wonder?

IR: In the morning, we did an animal word search.  Then we did reader's theatre.  We heard the Lorax and Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

DH: Next we played I have who has and then we worked on and played with our games.

NS: During Gym, we had free choice.  There was skipping, tennis balls, beach balls and skip its.

SA: This afternoon, we did our Animal projects and listened to Wonder.

XS: Reminders:  Dress for the weather tomorrow.  We will walk in the afternoon if the weather is nice.

June 24, 2019

Mrs. Brandt's Comment Challenge:  What is the reader's theatres that we heard today?

TP: First, we did a letter for next year's grade threes.

SA: Next, we did two of our reader's theatres. I shared ours.

CV: After, we did math and we did some Esty's.

AS: Fourth, our class did music.  We got to have snacks while we watched a Magic School about sound.

FP: In the afternoon, we continued our Animal Research and then we went to gym.

GM: Reminders: Sports day is Wednesday.  We are also going on a walk if it is nice.  

June 21, 2019

Mrs. Brandt's Comment Challenge: What should our chick be named?

Mrs. Brandt:  Today we met our new chick and we anxiously await for more on Monday.

We helped with the kindergarten sports day. That was our day.

Reminders: Our sports day is on Wednesday, if the weather is nice we will have a community walk and snack time in the afternoon.

June 20, 2019

Mrs. Brandt's Comment Challenge: What is special about June 21?

Today I am writing the blog for the children.  We started off with practice for our reader's theatre.  The children will present next week.  

We continued work on our board games and Animal projects.

Tomorrow the children are reminded that we are to dress for the weather as we will be helping with Kindergarten Sports Day.

June 19, 2019

Mrs. Brandt's Comment Challenge:  Name a fun fact about your animal?

SA: In the morning, we did Reader's theatre and the people that were in the class yesterday got to practice in another space.

NS: During math we did a challenge with math words. Then we started making our game boards.

KH: We did games and puzzles in music.

JN: After lunch, we researched more about our animals that we are studying.

XS: Then we read the book Wonder.

SA: Right after that, we did Gym where we played Ga Ga Ball.

EW: Reminders: LW and SG have library books to bring back.  The Spring Fling is on tomorrow.

June 18, 2019

Mrs. Brandt's Comment Challenge: What is the animal that you have chosen to study?

IR: This morning, we did reader's theatre.  We all get to do our own script.

FP: Next we worked on our on the case sheets.  We had to fix sentences and add the right capitals.

DH: Third, we did math where we did some mental math and then tried to guess which 3D shapes we could make.

AS: After math, we did gym where we played Pin Knock Down.  The teachers got to cheat.

XS: Later, we watched the mammals video and learned about our animal research.

TP: Reminders: Library books are due. Spring Fling is Thursday.

June 17, 2019

Mrs. Brandt's Comment Challenge:  What are some of the dangers that turtles face?

CV: This morning we did the marking of our lego stories.  Some were still finishing.  Then everyone that was done did the Circle of Courage.

TH: Also in the morning, we finished our Geometry shapes art and colored them with pastel.  Once we were done we did number rumble, coding or any other game or docs.

HS: In music, we played the Big Wind Blows and we did skipping games.

JN: After lunch, we watched the Bill Nye Reptile life cycle video.  We also watched the Turtle Trek Video.

KH: We did the game with no name in gym.  We played outside.

SA: Reminders: Remember to bring back library books.  The Spring Fling is on Thursday night.


June 14, 2019

Mrs. Brandt's Comment Challenge:  Did you like the ending of the Silverwing Movie? Why or why not?

KM: In the morning, we had gym and we played bench ball.

AS: After gym we did talk time and review.  We could write about anything we wanted  that happened this year and three of us did something else.

EW: We watched the rest of Silverwing today.  

SG: The last thing we did was our Free Choice party after we cleaned our desk.  Some went on computers and others played with their toys.

SB: Reminders:  The Spring Fling is on June 20.  Marshall Springs has their sharing of Learning that day as well if you are interested.


June 13, 2019

Mrs. Brandt's Comment Challenge:  What is the first official day of summer?

EM: First, we worked on our Lego Stories and started sharing them with friends.

SG: After that, we did mental math and worked on our our geometry pictures.

SA: Next, we went to gym outside and we got to do badminton.

SA: Right after lunch, we worked on a secret art project.

NS: During story, we read more of Wonder.

EW: Reminders: Bring your library books,  We have earned our last free choice party of the year tomorrow.  We are allowed to bring an item to play with for 1/2 hour.

June 12, 2019

Mrs.Brandt's Comment Challenge:  What fish do not lay eggs?

IR: In the morning, we did our Lego Stories.  We put our pictures on Google docs and started typing.

AS: After that our class did art with Geometric shapes for math.

SA: Next in Music, we did some stations and two of us lost our recorders.  We must find them.

DH: Fourth, we did the fish life cycle in our Visual Journal.

JJ: Fifth, we did our warm up first in gym.  Then we did a word challenge and then Oogoo sports challenge for the I love a challenge.

KH: Reminders: Bring back your Spring Fling paper with your choice of pizza if you are going.

June 10, 2019

Mrs. Brandt's Comment Challenge: How long is an elephant's gestation period?

GM: First thing today, we did Lego Stories.  It was so much fun!

SA: Next, we did Circle of Courage.  Some students were still getting their Lego structures photographed before they joined the circle.  Most of the people were a 10.

NS: Today in math, we compared Prisms and Pyramid.  Then we finished our shapes and our chart.

SG: In music today, we played Chicken on a fence post and we went outside and played the big game and Stella.

EM: Fifth, we learned about the bird life cycle.  We watched the Bill Nye Bird video and we learned a lot.

FP: During gym, we played with Balloons because it was Ms. Roworth's birthday.

EW: Reminders: Bring back Library books, Dress for the weather tomorrow with a hat and sunscreen.  Don't forget your ice cream money if you want to buy something at Village Ice Cream.  



June 7, 2019

Mrs. Brandt's Comment Challenge:  What flavour of ice cream do you want to get on Tuesday?

CV: This morning we did review after gym.  In gym we played bench ball.

AS: After gym and review our class did some art and snack and video of Silverwing.

KH: In finish up time, we worked on our frog accordion art.

IR: Reminders:  Bring back reviews and show your parents your ice cream notice for our Field Trip on Tuesday.  Parent volunteers are reminded to be here by 8:45 on Tuesday.  We should return around 2:30 - 2:45.

June 5, 2019

Mrs. Brandt's Comment Challenge:  What are the parts of the amphibian life cycle?

HS: In the morning, we did a new seating plan written by EW. We created our own wordsearches after practicing our reader's theatre.

SB: Second, we continued our 3D shapes.  Some of us finished up our 2D shapes.

KH:  At music, we did games with the recorder.  Some of them were without recorders.  We did recorder testing for centres.

IR: During the afternoon, we learned about the Ampibian life cycle and started planning an art project.

DH: Next, we did, in gym, Badminton skills.

JJ: Reminders: We go to City Hall on Tuesday.  Dress for the weather.

June 4, 2019

CV: This morning we did word work in Language Arts. We learned about short vowels sounds and spelling for 'ed' and 'ing' endings.

SB: Secondly, we continued with Reader's Theatre. Some of us made props.

JJ: During math we worked on 2-D and 3-D shapes. 

AM: We are going to be making cubes and prisms out of paper, when we finish all of the 2-D shape sheet.

KM: In gym we played drop and pop, a game to teach us about volleyball serves.

FP: After lunch we went to Marshall Springs to tour the school and learned about middle school.

SA: The school had ambassadors that were in Grade 8 and 9 that showed us interesting things about the school.

TP: At Marshall Springs they play a lot of competitive sports.

LW: The walk to and from our new school was a fun walk. 

SG: Reminders- Don't forget that we have City Hall School coming up!

Blog Question:
What are you most looking forward to in middle school?

Name 3 D shapes, one with no vertices.

June 3, 2019

EW: In the morning, we did handwriting and Readers' Theatre instead of Book Club. 

GM: During Circle of Courage we talked about our field trip to Marshal Springs. 

JN: After Circle of Courage, we did some math. We learned about 2D shapes.

SA: Right after math, we played Chicken on a Fence on our recorders.

CV: After lunch we studied the Life Cycle of an Insect. 

DH: We learned about the 4 stages: Egg, Larva, Pupa, Adult.

AS: Seventh, we practiced volleyball skills in gym.

JJ: We started a new book called Wonder.

Reminders

NS: We have a walk to Marshall Springs tomorrow.

Blog Question: 

What symbols do you use in math to identify equal line lengths, parallel lines and vertices? How would you describe a hexagon using equal line length, parallel lines and vertices? 

What are 3 properties of an insect? 

May 31, 2019

Mrs. Brandt's Comment Challenge:  What could be the official name of a Silverwing?

IR; This morning, we had gym and we played Bench Ball.

CV: After gym we had Talk time, because we didn't have time before Gym.

AS: Third, we did review.  It is in our backpacks.

LW:  We had Snack and video and watched episode six of Silverwing.

GM: We were cleaning our desks and working on finish up stuff.

SG: Reminders:  Our tour of Marshall Springs is on Tuesday.  Dress for the weather.  Don't forget on June 11 that we are going Down town.


Mrs. Brandt

Find information about general class activities, “what we did today” blogs, examples of student projects, reminders, and general resources that parents or students might find useful. Upcoming events are in our calendar.
To comment on a blog question, email Mrs. Brandt at lpbrandt@cbe.ab.ca or lpbrandt@educbe.ca

To book a parent teacher conference or to pay for field trips click on this link.

August 3, 2019

Mrs. Brandt:  Here is a picture I took on my trip to San Francisco.


July 24, 2019

SG: This summer I went to Stampede and got a bag bandana and 3 stickers.



July 9, 2019

Happy Stampede Everyone!

As promised, I will post pictures of your summer.  Here is one from mine.

This is the beautiful rainbow that appeared on Sunday.


June 26,2019

Mrs,. Brandt's Comment Challenge:  What was your favorite station today?

Today we had an outside day.  We started with doing a bit of cleaning and headed out for sports day.  We cleaned some more and then heard our last two reader's theatre.  In the afternoon, we went for a community walk and ended with Wonder.

Reminders:  Tomorrow is our last day.  Remember that you can share a talent if you like with the class.

June 25, 2019

Mrs. Brandt's Comment Challenge: What is the next character we will hear from in Wonder?

IR: In the morning, we did an animal word search.  Then we did reader's theatre.  We heard the Lorax and Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

DH: Next we played I have who has and then we worked on and played with our games.

NS: During Gym, we had free choice.  There was skipping, tennis balls, beach balls and skip its.

SA: This afternoon, we did our Animal projects and listened to Wonder.

XS: Reminders:  Dress for the weather tomorrow.  We will walk in the afternoon if the weather is nice.

June 24, 2019

Mrs. Brandt's Comment Challenge:  What is the reader's theatres that we heard today?

TP: First, we did a letter for next year's grade threes.

SA: Next, we did two of our reader's theatres. I shared ours.

CV: After, we did math and we did some Esty's.

AS: Fourth, our class did music.  We got to have snacks while we watched a Magic School about sound.

FP: In the afternoon, we continued our Animal Research and then we went to gym.

GM: Reminders: Sports day is Wednesday.  We are also going on a walk if it is nice.  

June 21, 2019

Mrs. Brandt's Comment Challenge: What should our chick be named?

Mrs. Brandt:  Today we met our new chick and we anxiously await for more on Monday.

We helped with the kindergarten sports day. That was our day.

Reminders: Our sports day is on Wednesday, if the weather is nice we will have a community walk and snack time in the afternoon.

June 20, 2019

Mrs. Brandt's Comment Challenge: What is special about June 21?

Today I am writing the blog for the children.  We started off with practice for our reader's theatre.  The children will present next week.  

We continued work on our board games and Animal projects.

Tomorrow the children are reminded that we are to dress for the weather as we will be helping with Kindergarten Sports Day.

June 19, 2019

Mrs. Brandt's Comment Challenge:  Name a fun fact about your animal?

SA: In the morning, we did Reader's theatre and the people that were in the class yesterday got to practice in another space.

NS: During math we did a challenge with math words. Then we started making our game boards.

KH: We did games and puzzles in music.

JN: After lunch, we researched more about our animals that we are studying.

XS: Then we read the book Wonder.

SA: Right after that, we did Gym where we played Ga Ga Ball.

EW: Reminders: LW and SG have library books to bring back.  The Spring Fling is on tomorrow.

June 18, 2019

Mrs. Brandt's Comment Challenge: What is the animal that you have chosen to study?

IR: This morning, we did reader's theatre.  We all get to do our own script.

FP: Next we worked on our on the case sheets.  We had to fix sentences and add the right capitals.

DH: Third, we did math where we did some mental math and then tried to guess which 3D shapes we could make.

AS: After math, we did gym where we played Pin Knock Down.  The teachers got to cheat.

XS: Later, we watched the mammals video and learned about our animal research.

TP: Reminders: Library books are due. Spring Fling is Thursday.

June 17, 2019

Mrs. Brandt's Comment Challenge:  What are some of the dangers that turtles face?

CV: This morning we did the marking of our lego stories.  Some were still finishing.  Then everyone that was done did the Circle of Courage.

TH: Also in the morning, we finished our Geometry shapes art and colored them with pastel.  Once we were done we did number rumble, coding or any other game or docs.

HS: In music, we played the Big Wind Blows and we did skipping games.

JN: After lunch, we watched the Bill Nye Reptile life cycle video.  We also watched the Turtle Trek Video.

KH: We did the game with no name in gym.  We played outside.

SA: Reminders: Remember to bring back library books.  The Spring Fling is on Thursday night.


June 14, 2019

Mrs. Brandt's Comment Challenge:  Did you like the ending of the Silverwing Movie? Why or why not?

KM: In the morning, we had gym and we played bench ball.

AS: After gym we did talk time and review.  We could write about anything we wanted  that happened this year and three of us did something else.

EW: We watched the rest of Silverwing today.  

SG: The last thing we did was our Free Choice party after we cleaned our desk.  Some went on computers and others played with their toys.

SB: Reminders:  The Spring Fling is on June 20.  Marshall Springs has their sharing of Learning that day as well if you are interested.


June 13, 2019

Mrs. Brandt's Comment Challenge:  What is the first official day of summer?

EM: First, we worked on our Lego Stories and started sharing them with friends.

SG: After that, we did mental math and worked on our our geometry pictures.

SA: Next, we went to gym outside and we got to do badminton.

SA: Right after lunch, we worked on a secret art project.

NS: During story, we read more of Wonder.

EW: Reminders: Bring your library books,  We have earned our last free choice party of the year tomorrow.  We are allowed to bring an item to play with for 1/2 hour.

June 12, 2019

Mrs.Brandt's Comment Challenge:  What fish do not lay eggs?

IR: In the morning, we did our Lego Stories.  We put our pictures on Google docs and started typing.

AS: After that our class did art with Geometric shapes for math.

SA: Next in Music, we did some stations and two of us lost our recorders.  We must find them.

DH: Fourth, we did the fish life cycle in our Visual Journal.

JJ: Fifth, we did our warm up first in gym.  Then we did a word challenge and then Oogoo sports challenge for the I love a challenge.

KH: Reminders: Bring back your Spring Fling paper with your choice of pizza if you are going.

June 10, 2019

Mrs. Brandt's Comment Challenge: How long is an elephant's gestation period?

GM: First thing today, we did Lego Stories.  It was so much fun!

SA: Next, we did Circle of Courage.  Some students were still getting their Lego structures photographed before they joined the circle.  Most of the people were a 10.

NS: Today in math, we compared Prisms and Pyramid.  Then we finished our shapes and our chart.

SG: In music today, we played Chicken on a fence post and we went outside and played the big game and Stella.

EM: Fifth, we learned about the bird life cycle.  We watched the Bill Nye Bird video and we learned a lot.

FP: During gym, we played with Balloons because it was Ms. Roworth's birthday.

EW: Reminders: Bring back Library books, Dress for the weather tomorrow with a hat and sunscreen.  Don't forget your ice cream money if you want to buy something at Village Ice Cream.  



June 7, 2019

Mrs. Brandt's Comment Challenge:  What flavour of ice cream do you want to get on Tuesday?

CV: This morning we did review after gym.  In gym we played bench ball.

AS: After gym and review our class did some art and snack and video of Silverwing.

KH: In finish up time, we worked on our frog accordion art.

IR: Reminders:  Bring back reviews and show your parents your ice cream notice for our Field Trip on Tuesday.  Parent volunteers are reminded to be here by 8:45 on Tuesday.  We should return around 2:30 - 2:45.

June 5, 2019

Mrs. Brandt's Comment Challenge:  What are the parts of the amphibian life cycle?

HS: In the morning, we did a new seating plan written by EW. We created our own wordsearches after practicing our reader's theatre.

SB: Second, we continued our 3D shapes.  Some of us finished up our 2D shapes.

KH:  At music, we did games with the recorder.  Some of them were without recorders.  We did recorder testing for centres.

IR: During the afternoon, we learned about the Ampibian life cycle and started planning an art project.

DH: Next, we did, in gym, Badminton skills.

JJ: Reminders: We go to City Hall on Tuesday.  Dress for the weather.

June 4, 2019

CV: This morning we did word work in Language Arts. We learned about short vowels sounds and spelling for 'ed' and 'ing' endings.

SB: Secondly, we continued with Reader's Theatre. Some of us made props.

JJ: During math we worked on 2-D and 3-D shapes. 

AM: We are going to be making cubes and prisms out of paper, when we finish all of the 2-D shape sheet.

KM: In gym we played drop and pop, a game to teach us about volleyball serves.

FP: After lunch we went to Marshall Springs to tour the school and learned about middle school.

SA: The school had ambassadors that were in Grade 8 and 9 that showed us interesting things about the school.

TP: At Marshall Springs they play a lot of competitive sports.

LW: The walk to and from our new school was a fun walk. 

SG: Reminders- Don't forget that we have City Hall School coming up!

Blog Question:
What are you most looking forward to in middle school?

Name 3 D shapes, one with no vertices.

June 3, 2019

EW: In the morning, we did handwriting and Readers' Theatre instead of Book Club. 

GM: During Circle of Courage we talked about our field trip to Marshal Springs. 

JN: After Circle of Courage, we did some math. We learned about 2D shapes.

SA: Right after math, we played Chicken on a Fence on our recorders.

CV: After lunch we studied the Life Cycle of an Insect. 

DH: We learned about the 4 stages: Egg, Larva, Pupa, Adult.

AS: Seventh, we practiced volleyball skills in gym.

JJ: We started a new book called Wonder.

Reminders

NS: We have a walk to Marshall Springs tomorrow.

Blog Question: 

What symbols do you use in math to identify equal line lengths, parallel lines and vertices? How would you describe a hexagon using equal line length, parallel lines and vertices? 

What are 3 properties of an insect? 

May 31, 2019

Mrs. Brandt's Comment Challenge:  What could be the official name of a Silverwing?

IR; This morning, we had gym and we played Bench Ball.

CV: After gym we had Talk time, because we didn't have time before Gym.

AS: Third, we did review.  It is in our backpacks.

LW:  We had Snack and video and watched episode six of Silverwing.

GM: We were cleaning our desks and working on finish up stuff.

SG: Reminders:  Our tour of Marshall Springs is on Tuesday.  Dress for the weather.  Don't forget on June 11 that we are going Down town.


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