It has been great being back at school after the winter break. We started January by learning and talking about snow/snowstorms and spending time outside, using the key Core word "Look". In February, we learned about the Lunar New Year and our Chinese zodiac signs, enjoyed sharing cards/gifts on Valentine's Day, watched the Olympics/did Olympic science/art, and explored our Core word "Go!". We have loved seeing Caleb join us virtually for our lessons, and are happy to welcome him back! The students have also been working very hard on their gross motor skills and we are so proud of the growth we are seeing! With all this hard work, we have also made sure to take time for "spa" afternoons, foot soaks and Tacpac. Just this week, we also performed the story “Monsters Love Underpants” remotely for our friend, Lette. Everyone in the class did such an amazing job in their acting roles and worked hard during our rehearsals. It was great to see Lette smiling during our performance. We are looking forward to St. Patrick's Day, spring and acting out more stories for our literacy studies.
We have had so much fun! We enjoyed more walks to the accessible playground at Sandy Beach Park, participated in festive activities and games such as playing in leaves, trying fall recipes, pumpkin bingo, and carving a pumpkin! Our students LOVED the spooky sensory walk that Jen, Lanna, and the events committee set up in the gym for Halloween. For Remembrance Day, we made a class card to four local veterans: Edgar, Bruce, Sam and Richard. For the rest of November, we explored Métis week and started a mini unit about our own families and heritage.