Welcome to Room 8!

Friday, February 6

Dear Parents,

This is our new classroom blog. It looks very different than our last one. We are not able to add colour to the text, but we will continue to add our daily agenda message. For upcoming events, it's best to look at the Roland Michener calendar.

Today we had our spelling test. 4 students got 100%.

We watched a Mystery Doug episode about how toys are invented. It was a good lesson about how "mistakes" can become something amazing!

In PE, we had free gym. People played Omnikin ball and badminton.

We paper mached our pizza box relief maps. It was a big job.


Next week is a short week - Teachers' convention is next Thursday and Friday, and Monday is Family Day.



Monday, February 10

We learned about Harriet Tubman as part of  Black History Month. She was a slave who escaped to Canada, and then worked to bring many more slaves to Canada through the Underground Railroad. (Which was not a real railroad, but a journey with safe houses along the way from the United States to Canada.) She was born in 1820, and died in 1913.

We added a white layer to our papier mache landscapes so that when it gets painted, the newspaper doesn't show through.

After snack and an outside break, we worked on math.

After lunch, we did SQUIRT and then cleaned up the class before going to Music. 

**Don't forget that Wednesday is RED, PINK, & WHITE day. 


Tuesday, February 11

We had a little reminder about washing our hands. Then we watched a short video about John Ware, who was a freed slave who came up to Alberta to be a cowboy. He was well liked by everyone, and he had amazing skills at riding horses.

We went to PE, and played badminton.

We did Literacy. We practiced our plays, and did some writing.

In Math, we counted by tens to 1,000. Then we did work in our math books.

This afternoon, we painted our relief pizza box maps.

Don't forget that tomorrow is red, white, and pink day.


Wednesday, February 12

We gave out our Valentines first thing this morning. It was very fun, delightful, and thoughtful.

We watched Mystery Doug about how our heart pumps blood. In the present, there were animals that have see through bodies. (Transparent)

We finished painting our pizza box relief maps.

We had the spelling test. Only 2 people got 100%.

We learned how to cut up hearts, and then we started making our card.

We did SQUIRT and then went to the library.

We finished our cards. Some people had some time to build an inclined plane.

We celebrated a friend's birthday.

There is no school until Tuesday.


Tuesday, February 18, 2020

We shared about our long weekends, and then we put our pizza box relief maps on display.

We played badminton in PE.

After PE, we did a write up about how to make a relief map, so we can add it to our display.

Some people had to do their grid maps of their landscape.

Mrs. Marsters came by to tell how impressed she was by our paper mache maps.

We went out to have break, and them we did math.

After lunch, we did SQUIRT.

Then we talked about wisdom: it is making good choices, and using your gift to help the whole community. If you don't use your wisdom, then you might lose it, like the beaver who doesn't keep chewing down trees. If they stop chewing, their teeth will keep growing and be of no use anymore. So find and use your gifts!

Our field trip is next Tuesday. Forms will go home tomorrow (hopefully!) The cost of the trip is $6. We are going to Cross Conservation area.


Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Our field trip forms are going home today. Please make sure that you read the letter so you know what you need. The cost of the trip is $6. The cost of the bus is being covered by The Cross Conservation Area, for which we are very grateful.

Our wait for our butterfly friends is over! We got our letter from our Mexican friends at Jose Palomeras School!! 

In PE we played badminton.

After PE, some people rehearsed their theatre piece, and some people wrote their thank you letter to Boston Pizza to say thank you for the pizza boxes.

After snack and break, we did math games.

At lunch there was Spirit Club. We are going to have a pink shirt day next Wednesday to celebrate acceptance for each other.

After SQUIRT, we talked about the gifts people bring to our school or class and home.

We did computers, but some of them didn't work very well. We did some habitat games.


Thursday, February 20, 2020

We learned about Donvan Bailey, who was a sprinter on the Canadian Olympic Team in 1996. He won the 100 m race in a record time.

Image result for donovan bailey

We went to the gym to play badminton. 

In Literacy, we wrote our good copies of our thank you letters to Boston Pizza, and two croups practiced their readers' theatre.

In Music, we learned a new song called Hello Neighbour.

After SQUIRT this afternoon, we talked about different animals that we might see at Cross Conservation, and looked at their tracks. We also learned that we need to be very quiet so that it increases the chances of seeing animals.

Tomorrow is the spelling test. We also will have library tomorrow. Please bring your library books back if you haven't already.


Friday, February 21, 2020

We went to the library first thing this morning.

We had free gym.

We did the spelling test. 5 people got 100%.

We did a guided drawing of The Cat in the Hat.

We had Music today because we missed it on Monday.


Monday, February 24, 2020

We shared our weekend experiences and then finished off our letters to Boston Pizza.

We had free gym for PE because it was the birthday choice of one of our classmates.

We rehearsed our readers' theatre. We will be performing starting on Thursday.

After break, we practiced being quiet outside so that we could see animals. We saw bluejays, flickers, a magpie building a nest, Canada geese, and ravens. The snow had covered up a lot of the tracks, but we saw fresh bird and rabbit tracks.

This afternoon we did SQUIRT, and then cleaned up the class before Music.

Don't forget to come dressed and ready for the field trip tomorrow. 


Wednesday, February 26, 2020

We worked in our yellow duotangs.

Today was Pink Shirt Day. It's all about showing our support for other people, especially those who don't feel included. We made paper chains with positive messages on them. We're going to join our chain with the chains from the other classes.

We started a new game in PE called wall ball. Today we practiced bouncing and catching off of the wall.

We had a Rhino assembly. 3 students in our class earned a Rhino bracelet for showing wisdom. The next virtue we're going to focus on is love.

We played some math games.

This afternoon, we did SQUIRT, then library, then computers.

We are going to start our Dr Seuss performances tomorrow. 

The spelling test will be tomorrow, not Friday.


Thursday, February 27, 2020

Mrs. Morrow will not be in the class tomorrow, as she has to do some work elsewhere in the school. Please remember to show your guest teacher respect and cooperation.

We had the spelling test - 6 people got 100%.

We worked in our yellow duotangs.

In PE, we played wall ball. It's a simple game, but it's not easy to play.

The Ten Apples Up On Top group did their readers' theatre performance.

In Music, we each got to do a performance in front of the class. 

This afternoon, we did SQUIRT, and then the other two groups performed their readers' theatre: The Cat in the Hat, and Green Eggs and Ham. Everyone did a good job. 


Monday, March 2, 2020

We reviewed February's calendar, and then looked at the upcoming events in the month of March. One thing that is happening on March 12th, is that we get to go back to Cross Conservation again! The field trip form has been sent home today

We started skipping in PE.

We did a lesson on Mind Mapping. This is a way to show a lot of information or ideas in a visual and compact way. We did a mind map of school.

After break, we did a cooperative art project about love by using some of our old art work to make a collage on a big heart. Love is the virtue that we are focused on this month. It is symbolized by the eagle in many Indigenous cultures.

This afternoon, we did SQUIRT, and then cleaned up the class.

We had Music at the end of the day. We got to try out the ukuleles today.


Tuesday, March 3, 2020

We finished up our collaborative art of collaged hearts, and then went to the gym for PE. We started skipping yesterday.

During Literacy, we did a mind map of love. Each person did their own to show what they think about when they say "love".

After snack and break, we came in to do math.

This afternoon, we did a mind map of Anna and Sand Cross Conservation Area field trip (see attached). We coloured some pictures of animals that you might see there.


Thursday, March 5, 2020

This morning we watched Mystery Doug about why do we have tears when we cry. Scientists don't really know why we cry when we're sad.

We had free gym.

We had the spelling test this morning. 4 people got 100%.

Many people missed their morning break because they did not get their work done.

We did SQUIRT this afternoon.

We looked at Google Earth to see where our continent, country, province, city, and school are in relation to each other.

We had to have a talk about respecting each other's space; and that includes repecting each other's ears. Being loud is very hard on other people's nerves. Next week, we are going to work at respecting each other's space.

There is no school tomorrow. Please don't spend the whole weekend on electronic games.

The time is changing on Sunday. That means that you have to get up one hour EARLIER!!

Monday, March 9, 2020

We celebrated the birthday of one of our classmates.

We got free gym because our friend chose that for his birthday. We even got to do scooters.

We finished up our mind maps about the Cross Conservation Area field trip.

After break, we did math.

After lunch, we went to the library.

We did Music at the end of the day.

Please remember to bring in your form for Thursday's field trip. 

Book Fair

Where: Roland Michener School Library

When: Thursday March 19th, 1pm – 7.30pm

Please come out and support our literacy fundraiser.

Whilst promoting reading at home 50% of what you spend on books is returned

back to the school in rewards to purchase books for our students enrichment.

Any attendees to the event may enter a draw for a door prize of $25 in books for the student and

$25 in books for their classroom.


Tuesday, March 10, 2020

We did skipping in phys ed.

Then we worked on our where we find ourselves booklet. Our city is called called Calgary. It is in the province of Alberta. Alberta is in the country of Canada, which is in the continent of North America. We live on the planet Earth.

We worked on math after break.

After lunch we did SQUIRT, and then started a new science unit on Chemistry. We learned that everything in the world is made of chemicals. WE KNOW that we cannot mix things together at home without permission.


Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Today in the morning we did our yellow duotangs. Then we reviewed what we need to bring tomorrow for our field trip. Students drew on the board different things that we need to remember, like snow pants, warm mitts/gloves, hat, boots, and a big lunch and snack. Also bring a water bottle.

We did skipping in physical education. We practiced skipping over a low rope.

In literacy, we worked in small groups to practice phonics using sound boxes.

After break, we did math, and then some math games.

This afternoon, we did SQUIRT, and then computers or iPads to do some literacy or math activities.

PLEASE REMEMBER that tomorrow is our field trip!!


Thursday, March 12, 2019

Our snowshoeing field trip:


Friday, March 13, 2020

Mystery Doug was about how germs get inside our bodies:

IF you touch your mouth, or nose, or eyes, that is how germs get inside. To prevent that, wash your hands for 20 seconds. Make sure that you wash between your fingers, your thumbs, your fingernails, and the back of your hands. We did an experiment that Doug showed us, where we had a student rub a piece of bread with unwashed hands, and a student with washed hands rubbed another piece. We put them in plastic bags, and we'll see what happens.

2 people got 100% in their spelling tests.

We did free gym.

We had some game time, and then we drew a robin from Art for Kids Hub.


March 18, 2020

Dear Families,

Yesterday a system-wide email was sent to you by SchoolMessenger that provided families with interim K-9 resources and activities to engage in for the time prior to the scheduled spring break. You can access the resources here.

On this webpage, CBE has collected ideas and activities to support active learning across the disciplines. These activities are easy to do at home using common materials and are engaging for students and families. 

In addition, here are some other suggestions that students in Grade could be doing to keep up with their learning at home:

·         Read each day for 20 minutes

·         https://www.iknowit.com/

After spring break, we will provide an additional level of support for all of our students. 

Thank you.

Mrs. Morrow – Grade 4-5 PLP

Welcome to Room 8!

Friday, February 6

Dear Parents,

This is our new classroom blog. It looks very different than our last one. We are not able to add colour to the text, but we will continue to add our daily agenda message. For upcoming events, it's best to look at the Roland Michener calendar.

Today we had our spelling test. 4 students got 100%.

We watched a Mystery Doug episode about how toys are invented. It was a good lesson about how "mistakes" can become something amazing!

In PE, we had free gym. People played Omnikin ball and badminton.

We paper mached our pizza box relief maps. It was a big job.


Next week is a short week - Teachers' convention is next Thursday and Friday, and Monday is Family Day.



Monday, February 10

We learned about Harriet Tubman as part of  Black History Month. She was a slave who escaped to Canada, and then worked to bring many more slaves to Canada through the Underground Railroad. (Which was not a real railroad, but a journey with safe houses along the way from the United States to Canada.) She was born in 1820, and died in 1913.

We added a white layer to our papier mache landscapes so that when it gets painted, the newspaper doesn't show through.

After snack and an outside break, we worked on math.

After lunch, we did SQUIRT and then cleaned up the class before going to Music. 

**Don't forget that Wednesday is RED, PINK, & WHITE day. 


Tuesday, February 11

We had a little reminder about washing our hands. Then we watched a short video about John Ware, who was a freed slave who came up to Alberta to be a cowboy. He was well liked by everyone, and he had amazing skills at riding horses.

We went to PE, and played badminton.

We did Literacy. We practiced our plays, and did some writing.

In Math, we counted by tens to 1,000. Then we did work in our math books.

This afternoon, we painted our relief pizza box maps.

Don't forget that tomorrow is red, white, and pink day.


Wednesday, February 12

We gave out our Valentines first thing this morning. It was very fun, delightful, and thoughtful.

We watched Mystery Doug about how our heart pumps blood. In the present, there were animals that have see through bodies. (Transparent)

We finished painting our pizza box relief maps.

We had the spelling test. Only 2 people got 100%.

We learned how to cut up hearts, and then we started making our card.

We did SQUIRT and then went to the library.

We finished our cards. Some people had some time to build an inclined plane.

We celebrated a friend's birthday.

There is no school until Tuesday.


Tuesday, February 18, 2020

We shared about our long weekends, and then we put our pizza box relief maps on display.

We played badminton in PE.

After PE, we did a write up about how to make a relief map, so we can add it to our display.

Some people had to do their grid maps of their landscape.

Mrs. Marsters came by to tell how impressed she was by our paper mache maps.

We went out to have break, and them we did math.

After lunch, we did SQUIRT.

Then we talked about wisdom: it is making good choices, and using your gift to help the whole community. If you don't use your wisdom, then you might lose it, like the beaver who doesn't keep chewing down trees. If they stop chewing, their teeth will keep growing and be of no use anymore. So find and use your gifts!

Our field trip is next Tuesday. Forms will go home tomorrow (hopefully!) The cost of the trip is $6. We are going to Cross Conservation area.


Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Our field trip forms are going home today. Please make sure that you read the letter so you know what you need. The cost of the trip is $6. The cost of the bus is being covered by The Cross Conservation Area, for which we are very grateful.

Our wait for our butterfly friends is over! We got our letter from our Mexican friends at Jose Palomeras School!! 

In PE we played badminton.

After PE, some people rehearsed their theatre piece, and some people wrote their thank you letter to Boston Pizza to say thank you for the pizza boxes.

After snack and break, we did math games.

At lunch there was Spirit Club. We are going to have a pink shirt day next Wednesday to celebrate acceptance for each other.

After SQUIRT, we talked about the gifts people bring to our school or class and home.

We did computers, but some of them didn't work very well. We did some habitat games.


Thursday, February 20, 2020

We learned about Donvan Bailey, who was a sprinter on the Canadian Olympic Team in 1996. He won the 100 m race in a record time.

Image result for donovan bailey

We went to the gym to play badminton. 

In Literacy, we wrote our good copies of our thank you letters to Boston Pizza, and two croups practiced their readers' theatre.

In Music, we learned a new song called Hello Neighbour.

After SQUIRT this afternoon, we talked about different animals that we might see at Cross Conservation, and looked at their tracks. We also learned that we need to be very quiet so that it increases the chances of seeing animals.

Tomorrow is the spelling test. We also will have library tomorrow. Please bring your library books back if you haven't already.


Friday, February 21, 2020

We went to the library first thing this morning.

We had free gym.

We did the spelling test. 5 people got 100%.

We did a guided drawing of The Cat in the Hat.

We had Music today because we missed it on Monday.


Monday, February 24, 2020

We shared our weekend experiences and then finished off our letters to Boston Pizza.

We had free gym for PE because it was the birthday choice of one of our classmates.

We rehearsed our readers' theatre. We will be performing starting on Thursday.

After break, we practiced being quiet outside so that we could see animals. We saw bluejays, flickers, a magpie building a nest, Canada geese, and ravens. The snow had covered up a lot of the tracks, but we saw fresh bird and rabbit tracks.

This afternoon we did SQUIRT, and then cleaned up the class before Music.

Don't forget to come dressed and ready for the field trip tomorrow. 


Wednesday, February 26, 2020

We worked in our yellow duotangs.

Today was Pink Shirt Day. It's all about showing our support for other people, especially those who don't feel included. We made paper chains with positive messages on them. We're going to join our chain with the chains from the other classes.

We started a new game in PE called wall ball. Today we practiced bouncing and catching off of the wall.

We had a Rhino assembly. 3 students in our class earned a Rhino bracelet for showing wisdom. The next virtue we're going to focus on is love.

We played some math games.

This afternoon, we did SQUIRT, then library, then computers.

We are going to start our Dr Seuss performances tomorrow. 

The spelling test will be tomorrow, not Friday.


Thursday, February 27, 2020

Mrs. Morrow will not be in the class tomorrow, as she has to do some work elsewhere in the school. Please remember to show your guest teacher respect and cooperation.

We had the spelling test - 6 people got 100%.

We worked in our yellow duotangs.

In PE, we played wall ball. It's a simple game, but it's not easy to play.

The Ten Apples Up On Top group did their readers' theatre performance.

In Music, we each got to do a performance in front of the class. 

This afternoon, we did SQUIRT, and then the other two groups performed their readers' theatre: The Cat in the Hat, and Green Eggs and Ham. Everyone did a good job. 


Monday, March 2, 2020

We reviewed February's calendar, and then looked at the upcoming events in the month of March. One thing that is happening on March 12th, is that we get to go back to Cross Conservation again! The field trip form has been sent home today

We started skipping in PE.

We did a lesson on Mind Mapping. This is a way to show a lot of information or ideas in a visual and compact way. We did a mind map of school.

After break, we did a cooperative art project about love by using some of our old art work to make a collage on a big heart. Love is the virtue that we are focused on this month. It is symbolized by the eagle in many Indigenous cultures.

This afternoon, we did SQUIRT, and then cleaned up the class.

We had Music at the end of the day. We got to try out the ukuleles today.


Tuesday, March 3, 2020

We finished up our collaborative art of collaged hearts, and then went to the gym for PE. We started skipping yesterday.

During Literacy, we did a mind map of love. Each person did their own to show what they think about when they say "love".

After snack and break, we came in to do math.

This afternoon, we did a mind map of Anna and Sand Cross Conservation Area field trip (see attached). We coloured some pictures of animals that you might see there.


Thursday, March 5, 2020

This morning we watched Mystery Doug about why do we have tears when we cry. Scientists don't really know why we cry when we're sad.

We had free gym.

We had the spelling test this morning. 4 people got 100%.

Many people missed their morning break because they did not get their work done.

We did SQUIRT this afternoon.

We looked at Google Earth to see where our continent, country, province, city, and school are in relation to each other.

We had to have a talk about respecting each other's space; and that includes repecting each other's ears. Being loud is very hard on other people's nerves. Next week, we are going to work at respecting each other's space.

There is no school tomorrow. Please don't spend the whole weekend on electronic games.

The time is changing on Sunday. That means that you have to get up one hour EARLIER!!

Monday, March 9, 2020

We celebrated the birthday of one of our classmates.

We got free gym because our friend chose that for his birthday. We even got to do scooters.

We finished up our mind maps about the Cross Conservation Area field trip.

After break, we did math.

After lunch, we went to the library.

We did Music at the end of the day.

Please remember to bring in your form for Thursday's field trip. 

Book Fair

Where: Roland Michener School Library

When: Thursday March 19th, 1pm – 7.30pm

Please come out and support our literacy fundraiser.

Whilst promoting reading at home 50% of what you spend on books is returned

back to the school in rewards to purchase books for our students enrichment.

Any attendees to the event may enter a draw for a door prize of $25 in books for the student and

$25 in books for their classroom.


Tuesday, March 10, 2020

We did skipping in phys ed.

Then we worked on our where we find ourselves booklet. Our city is called called Calgary. It is in the province of Alberta. Alberta is in the country of Canada, which is in the continent of North America. We live on the planet Earth.

We worked on math after break.

After lunch we did SQUIRT, and then started a new science unit on Chemistry. We learned that everything in the world is made of chemicals. WE KNOW that we cannot mix things together at home without permission.


Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Today in the morning we did our yellow duotangs. Then we reviewed what we need to bring tomorrow for our field trip. Students drew on the board different things that we need to remember, like snow pants, warm mitts/gloves, hat, boots, and a big lunch and snack. Also bring a water bottle.

We did skipping in physical education. We practiced skipping over a low rope.

In literacy, we worked in small groups to practice phonics using sound boxes.

After break, we did math, and then some math games.

This afternoon, we did SQUIRT, and then computers or iPads to do some literacy or math activities.

PLEASE REMEMBER that tomorrow is our field trip!!


Thursday, March 12, 2019

Our snowshoeing field trip:


Friday, March 13, 2020

Mystery Doug was about how germs get inside our bodies:

IF you touch your mouth, or nose, or eyes, that is how germs get inside. To prevent that, wash your hands for 20 seconds. Make sure that you wash between your fingers, your thumbs, your fingernails, and the back of your hands. We did an experiment that Doug showed us, where we had a student rub a piece of bread with unwashed hands, and a student with washed hands rubbed another piece. We put them in plastic bags, and we'll see what happens.

2 people got 100% in their spelling tests.

We did free gym.

We had some game time, and then we drew a robin from Art for Kids Hub.


March 18, 2020

Dear Families,

Yesterday a system-wide email was sent to you by SchoolMessenger that provided families with interim K-9 resources and activities to engage in for the time prior to the scheduled spring break. You can access the resources here.

On this webpage, CBE has collected ideas and activities to support active learning across the disciplines. These activities are easy to do at home using common materials and are engaging for students and families. 

In addition, here are some other suggestions that students in Grade could be doing to keep up with their learning at home:

·         Read each day for 20 minutes

·         https://www.iknowit.com/

After spring break, we will provide an additional level of support for all of our students. 

Thank you.

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