Sunday, April 23, 2017

Coffee Can Garbage Challenge




Ms. Lewis's class challenged the entire school to the Coffee Can Garbage Challenge in honor of Earth Day!  Litterless lunches will help us meet this challenge....each classroom is encouraged to use a coffee can as their garbage can for the day and recycle, reuse, reduce & compost as much as possible!  SSES is up for the challenge, hopefully not just on Monday, but everyday!!!!

written by Bella, Sawyer and Griffin

We want less garbage in the school...less garbage in the whole world!  We don't like garbage because it can hurt animals and fish.  No garbage is best, but a tiny bit of garbage is ok...but, tiny!!!  That's why we only gave a coffee can to use.

We love our Earth so much.  I even stand on guard against garbage...in my yard, my school and even on vacation!

Hopefully everyone listened to our message on the announcements.  It was so important!  It doesn't just need to be on Earth Day when we think about taking care of our Earth...we need to do it every single day!

Every day is EARTH DAY!

Thank you for helping us!


Our love is all around our Earth!


Don't bring garbage in your lunch, but you can bring a banana (that's compost, so it's okay!)


I love Earth Day!  The Earth is holding some love and this is a special lunch kit filled with containers!


Our Kindergarten bloggers hard at work!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Shared Explorations in Kindergarten!


written by Brae-Lynn, Kenzi, Aliya, Lyla, River and Lucas

We love playing!  We have explorations with our friends in the other Kindergarten classrooms.  Sometimes we play...make believe...build...draw & paint...splash and measure in the water...go outside!  We even did book writing on the SMART Board!  We do play plans in our books (and sometimes in our heads) before we go to explorations.  We get to do shared explorations each month!

We really like playing with our friends from other rooms...sometimes you can even have better ideas with new friends!  

















Ag in the Classroom ~ CALM presentation


written by Kolton

Karis visited the grade 1 and 2 classrooms before spring break.  She talked to us about farming.  We made placemats that had all of the food that we love on them!  We played a matching game in small groups.  We had to match the farm part to the food part.  Cows give us meat and milk.  Chickens give us eggs and milk.  Pigs give us bacon, meat and the leather for a football, we didn't know that!  Canola gives us oil.  Farmers are so important because they grow crops, take care of animals and give us food.  We watched a music video about farmers.  Karis gave us a book about where our food comes from.  Canadian farmers feed people all over the world!!!





Monday, April 3, 2017

Take care of our Earth ~ a message from the SSES Garbage Club!

written by Lily and Amaris

We started the Garbage Club at SSES when we were in Grade 1 & 2....this is our third year of Garbage Club!!!  We have so many volunteer kids that help us!

The Garbage Club is important because it takes care of litter.  We don't want litter to be in the environment, our water or hurting animals.  In the morning, we make an announcement welcoming volunteers to help us out!  We meet during recess at the white house!  We give each volunteer or group one bag and one glove.  We spread out to cover the whole playground!  The kids count the pieces of garbage to keep track.  Spring is our busiest time...but, windy days are busy, too!  
Garbage Club doesn't just need to be at school...kids can pick up litter or recyclables around their homes or the neighborhood.  It's also important to clean up in our town and on our beach.  Be safe, it's important that an adult is with you when you do this!

We actually hope that one day, we won't need a Garbage Club!  That will mean that people aren't littering anymore and our Earth is healthy!

Thank you to all of the kids that help us.... L & A

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Learning in Nature

This past week's beautiful temperatures encouraged everyone to get outside to explore, experiment, discover and inquire....so 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?