We are practising Christmas songs. We sang with Grade 1/2 and Kindergarten. It is for our Christmas concert, "Lights! Camera! Christmas!". The songs are: Lights! Camera! Christmas!, Super Santa, The Hero, The Holiday Blues, Get Along Little Reindeer and Night of Miracles.
We got to do SpeedStacks. We played Stackers and Blasters, and we had a race. Chris won the set of SpeedStacks. We beat the world record. Ours was 618,394. It was so much fun. My team won the relay race. I love SpeedStacks. It was Grade 3/4 and 1/2's. It was fun!
(November 12th was the annual Stack Up! Day. People around the world joined together to help break the Guinness World Record for the most people stacking at multiple locations in one day. This is usually the beginning of our SpeedStacks club. For more information, check out the SpeedStacks official site here! ~ Mrs. Tervoort)
Roots of Empathy is when we get a baby that is at least two months old that comes to visit us. This year's baby is Kennedy, born on August 25/15 (length 49.5 cm, weight 7 lb. 4 oz.). She does not like being on her tummy at all. She can sit with her mother holding her. She cannot crawl or talk, but cries a lot.
Baby Kennedy came for a visit. We looked to see what she could do. She can't do some stuff yet. They measured the baby, then they measured Reese. She was born on August 25. She has Hip Dysplasia so she has to wear a brace to hold it up. There are three kinds of visits: pre-visits (with our Guidance Counsellor, to learn about our theme for the month), a real visit with Kennedy, and a post-visit (again with our Guidance Counsellor to talk about what we learned).
By Grace and Reese
When you go to the bookmobile you can get books for babies to adults. You sign them out with your pass. You go inside the bookmobile when your teacher says. Then people who don't finish stay on with the teacher until the teacher lets you sign out your books and go inside to the hall and read until everyone is done. Then you go to your room and read for a few minutes. Then back to working.
At bookmobile you get to borrow 3 books. You can get many different kinds of books. For example, animal books, fairy tale books, Guinness World Reords, I Spy books and many more books that I can think of. The bookmobile drives all over the division.
(Our bookmobile is a huge, retrofitted "truck", lined with bookshelves full of books from our regional library in Stonewall. It arrives every three weeks so that all of our kids are able to access another source of literature! ~ Mrs. Tervoort)
On November 30th we all went in the gym to celebrate Mustache Day, and to raise money for men's health issues. We got mustache cookies for $1.00 each, and then the next day for 50 cents. We raised $80.00.
By Brendan and Chris
Mustache Day is to raise money for men's health. Mrs. Tervoort got all of the class mustaches for Mustache Day.
Hailey got two cookies. Kaitlyn got two cookies, too.
Hailey got a funny mustache. Kaitlyn got a funny mustache, too.
Hailey had so much fun. Kaitlyn had so much fun, too.
Hailey lost for the guess game. Kaitlyn lost for the guess game, too.
Mustache Day was on Monday, November 30th.
By Hailey and Kaitlyn
(Having only one male teacher, who still did grow a beard and mustache for Movember, many of our female staff decided to show their support by growing out their leg hair for the month of November. After a month, judging was done based on the hairiest legs, and the longest leg hair! ~ Mrs. Tervoort)