March & April 2023
Our class has been working hard on our goals! To celebrate Valentine's Day, we attended the school dance and enjoyed making a gift for our families using the light box. We also celebrated our friend’s, Barkon, birthday! Our students are passionate about music and we have been developing a playlist of our favourite songs. Recently, we added the song “Bambolao” by The Gipsy Kings and it has been a big hit. The students have been playing instruments and using their voices. It's amazing to see the language our class uses when listening to music. Six out of seven students indicated they liked the song by using their voices, devices, eye gaze or tapping a PCS - we recommend everyone listen to it!
We are moving to a focus on mapping and position words. We will be using the words forward, backwards, left and right to encourage autonomous travel, orientation and mobility skills. We are excited for the weather to begin changing and getting outside to our deck and Cliffside so that we can experience the changes that Spring brings.
January & February 2023
Happy New Year! It is so good to be back with our students and class team again. We want to take this opportunity to thank Amber for her support during my leave. Now that we have settled back into routine after winter break, students have been working hard on creating their own books about shapes and textures. We will be excited to send their books home once they have completed them. For February, we will be focusing on family and the importance of kindness. We look forward to connecting with you during learning conferences on February 3!
November & December 2022
Room 1 is getting into the fall spirit. We have been growing bean plants as well as learning about the life cycles of pumpkins. We were happy to enjoy some community walks before the cooler weather and snow arrived. Students enjoyed getting ready for Halloween by reading Go Away, Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley. Everyone enjoyed creating “Harold”, our classroom monster, by choosing its’ characteristics including eyes, mouth and fur. The arrival of winter weather is perfect timing as we start to learn more about November and December.