Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Artist in the School

Our Artist in the School, Natasha, collaborated with us over two weeks to create a most beautiful mural of our community.  Each class worked on the intricate details of the houses, people, landscapes, landmarks and vegetation.  The students were exposed to different techniques all while using recyclable materials!

Our sharing assembly was a celebration of the design, process and creation of each unique piece that together created a community mural!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Shared Explorations

written by Aidan, Nathan, Slade and Tyler

Our classes buddy up for reading, explorations and special activities!  Mrs. Mill's  Kindergarten class buddies with Mrs. Casper's grade 3&4 class.  Ms. Lewis's class buddies up with Mrs. Magnusson's class.  When we have shared explorations we build houses and castles!  We use LEGO, magnets and building blocks.  We also sketch and write!

Usually the big kids come to our Kindergarten classrooms.  Sometimes we read together, too!  We made gingerbread houses together.  There was a LOT of candy!!!  Our buddies helped us write our letters to Santa!  Mrs. Magnusson's class walked with Ms. Lewis's class to the post office to deliver them!  We saw frosted spider webs and trees!

The grade 3&4 classes love doing explorations with the Kindergarten kids.  They also love reading to them!  The Kindergarten kids think that the grade 3&4s are really helpful and they also have really great ideas!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Drink Pouch Brigade!

SSES has participated in the ‘Drink Pouch Brigade’ for the last 5 years. We have helped divert 3 million drink pouches from the landfills. We have significantly reduced the impact of this waste stream on our environment. If you have these drink pouches at home you can continue to divert this waste by returning your drink pouches locally for a refund of your deposit. 

For more details:

We will provide a Drink Pouch Zero Waste Box starting in March 2016.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Room 116 visits Betel

written by Arika and Julianna

This week, our class went to Betel.  We played puzzles with the people that live there.  There were horse puzzles.  The seniors helped us with the puzzles, they were tricky!  We had oatmeal and ginger snap cookies with banana and apple juice.  

They loved seeing us!  Seniors love seeing little kids and our smiling faces!

On the way back to school, we took pictures of our community with our iPads.  We were in groups.  We saw lots of great things in our community.  We took pictures of Chicken Chef, the hotel and the healthy food store.  We also took pictures of the rec center.  We wrote about our trip to Betel and made pictures in our documentation books.  It was a fun trip!