Sunday, January 22, 2017

Learning in Nature

This past week's beautiful temperatures encouraged everyone to get outside to explore, experiment, discover and many inquiry sparks occurred throughout the week!

A walk to GHS to drop off a box for Room 109's book drive led to a stop on a hill to observe the work going on at the new pool site!  This wonder continued back in the classroom with a visit from the construction company and all of the special equipment you need to be a construction worker!

Experimenting with water colours in the snow...snow makes a very unique canvas!

Using spray bottles to create a spatter effect on the snow canvas!

Spatter Art is even better when your canvas is an entire snow hill!

Exploring the forest....looking for signs of animals and their habitats!

A visit from an owl in D's backyard led to research and inquiry work in Room 112!

The snow also makes the perfect medium to create 3D solids and shapes!

Experimenting with structures and tunnels!

Animal track investigations!

Searching for signs of animal adaptations in winter....where do their tracks lead?

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Artist in the School 2016

SSES had the opportunity to share the week with members of the Japanese drumming group, Fubuki Daiko through the Artist in the School program.  What an amazing experience for each of our children!  This videos shares highlights of the week and the final performance of each of the classes!  Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

From Potato to Perogy

written by Berlyn and Oliver
interview portion in video by Madelyn and Olivia

Room 130 and Room 116 made perogies from our garden potatoes.  We worked together as a team!  We used Oliver's Mom's and Mrs. Mager's Mom's perogy recipes to make the perfect one!
First, we boiled the potatoes and then we mashed them.  We added salt and cheese whiz to the potato mixture.  Next, we made the dough.  We used flour, baking powder, sour cream and warm water to make the dough.  It was sticky!  We rolled out the dough and used a circle cookie cutter to make dough circles.  We put a scoop of potatoes on the circle and folded the circle in half.  You need to pinch the edge so that the potato mixture doesn't fall out!
We had our perogies with sour cream.  They were so good!  The kids loved them...oh my goodness they were so good!!!  It was awesome to cook with veggies from our very own garden!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Sharing our garden harvest with others

After our hot potato day and our perogy making day (blog post coming soon!), we had potatoes to share with others.  SSES donated potatoes to our local Evergreen Basic Needs...sharing our garden harvest is so important!

"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow." ~ Audrey Hepburn