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

Bag it Up Challenge success!!!

SSES continues to collect plastic bags (grocery, sandwich, softener salt, packaging) in a effort to keep them out of the landfills!  The Kiwanis contacted us to let us know that SSES collected 13,270 bags out of the total 24,485 bags collected.  Thank you to our SSES families for helping us keep so many bags from the landfills!  We will be continuing our Bag it Up challenge, the collection bin is right beside the kitchen in the hallway!

Thank you again!  Recycling, composting and reusing is part of everyday life at SSES!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

A visit to the Japanese Cultural Center by Room 130

Mrs. Mager's class visited the Japanese Cultural Center last week.  Many of their discoveries and wonders have emerged through their Japan inspired explorations in the classroom!

Room 131 visits the Japanese Cultural Centre

Mrs. Casper's Grade 3 and 4 class visited the Japanese Cultural Center with Mrs. Mager's class last week.  The children reflected on their trip and shared many favorite moments of the day!

Recycling at SSES

Mrs. Chapnick is going to be visiting classrooms over the next few weeks to share some recycling tips!  Recycling is a huge part of life at SSES...the children take great pride in doing their part to keep recyclables out of the landfills!

Please follow the link below for a great recycling website!

Sustainable Wellness ~ Embedding Nature with Learning

Ms. Milne is taking her Master of Education in Sustainability, Creativity and Innovation from Cape Breton University.  She recently wrote a blog post on her experiences with students at SSES experiencing nature.  Please follow the link below to read Ms. Milne's reflections, thoughts and observations.  

At SSES, we are all learners....children and adults...."Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere!" ~ Chinese Proverb

Monday, October 17, 2016

Visit to the Japanese Cultural Centre ~ Room 129 & 131

Our grade 3 and 4 classes have the opportunity to visit the Japanese Cultural Centre in Winnipeg....experiencing the another culture expands our understanding and appreciation of our world!  Room 129 and 132 visited last week...stay tuned for Room 130 and Room 131's blog post after their visit this week!

written by Parker

We learned that the Japanese have 3 alphabets.  We made headband type things.  They had our names on them in Japanese on them.  We wrote it in ink.  Then we put on our headband.  They had to teach us to bow when meet someone new.

written by Jade

Last week, we made headbands with Japanese writing on it.  My favorite part was making origami.  We made a piano and a swan.  We used colorful paper.  The origami was easy and hard at the same time.  I learned a Japanese dance.  There was clapping, digging and covering your eyes.  The music was slow.  I also learned how to write my name in Japanese.  They wrote our name in Japanese and we could practice writing it.  We used fans, pencils and ink.  We had to have a bow.

written by Svea

Last week, we went on a field trip to the Japanese Cultural Centre.  When we first got there, we talked about the rules and things.  They said we have to go into groups of five or four.  First, we made origami.  We made a piano and a talking bird.  The talking bird was cool!  I already knew how to make a piano, so that was cool.  We all made headbands with Japanese writing on them.

written by Ryan

Last week we went to the Japanese Cultural centre.  My favorite thing was the origami because we made a bird and a piano.  We also got to make our names on a headband and we learned a dance.  We wore a Japanese shirt.