Today is Pink Shirt Day and what an amazing day it was!
Students in our school brainstormed words that represented Pink Shirt Day to them, and then we were able to create these tshirts with their words!
We surprised everyone at our assembly with our performance to the song, “One Day”.
Next, we snuck down to the middle school in town to show them our flashmob to celebrate Pink Shirt Day.
In class we have been reading the story, “Mr. Peabody’s Apples” by Madonna.
Today we made our own pillows by sewing fleece.
Next, we regretfully took a pair of scissors and cut a hole in our beautiful pillows.
Although we were sorry, we could not take back what we did.
We could, however, stitch them up as best we could.
How does the story of “Mr. Peabody’s Apples” relate to Pink Shirt Day?
What was your favourite part about Pink Shirt Day this year?
Today we had a very special guest come to our class…Yuko, Tsuyoshi’s mom. Together, the two of them taught us how to write love in Japanese.
After that, they taught us how to say I love you in Japanese.
Speaking of love…I’m really looking forward to our Pink Shirt Day assembly on Wednesday, February 26!
How was it writing in Japanese? Hard? Easy?
How are Japanese books and writing different than we have in English?
Our friend, Pinkus, and Mrs. Pakenham visited our class again today and this time we got to try out some fun stations to help us understand how the senses are different in people with autism.
Feel the Difference
Refine Your Writing
What did you find challenging about each activity?
How did these activities change your feelings towards Pinkus and other people with autism?
from 9-12! Students are asked to bring at least one frozen container to aid in our Ice Sculpture station. Here is an example of what is in my freezer tonight (with a little added food colouring)…
Looking forward to tomorrow :)!
Are you watching the Olympics? We were so excited to watch the Olympic Opening Ceremonies on Friday! You can watch live footage here.
Tomorrow morning you can watch Mikael Kingsbury, Marc-Antoine Gagnon and Phil Marquis compete in the Men’s Freestyle Skiing! These were 3 of the Olympic athletes that we skyped with the other week! Tune in at 7am tomorrow morning for the Qualification Rounds and 11am for the Finals!
If you could be an Olympian at any sport, which sport would you choose and why?
What do you think it takes to be an Olympic athlete?