Our Learning November 21-25, 2022
Highlights of our Week:
It was wonderful to see so many families at conferences this week. If you missed our conferences and would like to talk about your child’s progress, please reach out to me by email and we can set up an alternate appointment time.
STEM Club Week #2:
Our class tuned in with other classes across Canada to participate in a live STEM lesson with Let’s Talk Science. We learned about biodiversity and the work of engineers. We made prototypes of our own seeds to investigate the diverse ways they travel in nature. We visited with a young scientist from Ontario and learned about how she pursued a career in civil engineering and hopes to inspire others, especially young girls to consider careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).
*Stay tuned, next week we are exploring fabric upcycling and meeting a new professional working in STEM.
Woodbine's Winter Wonderland of Giving- Bring in your donations, anytime.
Our grade 4/5 community is supporting h!p (Humanity in Practice) for Woodbine's Winter Wonderland of Giving. While the Sign up Genius page has been emailed it is only a small start to give you an idea of what we are collecting. We'd like to support as many children as possible so are asking for our generous community to give what they can.
We would like to brighten up the holidays for children ages 2-8 living in transitional housing or shelters.
We are collecting as many $5.00 gift cards from the following places as we can: McDonalds, Tim Hortons, Dairy Queen, Subway so the kids can buy a small treat. We are also making small treat bags to give to the kids along with their gift card. The more the better! Let's show our Woodbine spirit!
Items for the small cellophane treat bags might include: Bulk individually wrapped seasonal candies: eg. candy canes, other wrapped candies, chocolates (MUST BE NUT FREE), gummy candies etc.
Small fun, interactive toys: eg. Individual size Play-Doh, Hot Wheels cards, stickers, tiny notebooks, crayons, small Pop-its, tiny toy animals/dinosaurs, other small toys that might be in the Christmas aisle at a Loonie store and be fun for a child ages 2-8 to play with.
The night of the charity event we will be assembling the treat bags, and creating fun seasonal gift card holders for our gift cards, cards and tags for our treat bags or paper stockings so scrapbook paper, curly ribbon, stickers, etc. would be appreciated to make our crafts festive and bright.
Donations can be dropped off in our classroom or the school office anytime. Please mark donations with our classroom name (Mrs. Tucker).
Thank you for your generosity. You are so appreciated.
Our Learning November 14-18 2022
Highlights of our Week:
Our class tuned in with other classes across Canada to participate in a live STEM lesson with Let’s Talk Science. We learned about how to read and write binary code and made our own binary code bracelets with our initials. We also practiced writing our own messages in code. We visited with and were inspired by a scientist from Vancouver and learned about how she pursued a career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). We had the opportunity to ask her and other scientists our questions.
*Stay tuned, next week we are exploring biodiversity, designing our own seeds and meeting a new professional working in STEM.
Important Dates and Reminders:
-Conferences are this coming week and booking online is open for parents now. (booking closes Nov. 23 at midnight)
Thursday Nov. 24 5-8 (in person)
Friday Nov. 25 8-12 (virtual)
Woodbine Winter Wonderland of Giving: The Grade 4-5 Community is supporting- h!p Humanity in Practice
h!p Humanity in Practice
The grade ⅘ community is supporting h!p -Humanity in Practice as our charity for Woodbine’s Winter Wonderland of Giving. During our charity evening we’ll make and decorate gift card holders and create treat bags for kids.
Families can drop off items to get ready for our charity night starting now. Please bring your donations to our classroom, or you can drop them at the office and let them know it’s for our class.
Our charity is supporting children ages 2-8 living in transitional housing or shelters over the holidays. We are collecting $5.00 gift cards so these children can buy a small treat from the following places: McDonalds, Dairy Queen, Tim Hortons, Subway (Please do not send cards of more value or from different retailers). Families are more than welcome to donate multiple $5.00 cards so we can support more kids!
We would also like to make a small treat bag for each child to go along with their gift card. Items we can put in a small cellophane bag are being collected:
-Seasonal individually wrapped candies: e.g. candy canes, bulk wrapped candy, chocolates (NUT FREE ONLY), etc.
-Small toys to add to our cellophane treat bags:
eg. Individual size Play-Doh (a requested item from the charity), stickers, tiny notebooks, crayons, small toy animals, small Pop-its, Hot Wheels cards, small toy animals or dinosaurs and fun small interactive seasonal toys to play with for kids ages 2-8. Often things from the Loonie Store Christmas aisle work well.
Let’s show our Woodbine giving spirit and help support these kids over the holidays!