One Day

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.

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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.

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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

Feel the Difference


Optical Illusions

Optical Illusions


Refine Your Writing

Refine Your Writing


Listen Up

Listen Up


All Thumbs

All Thumbs


What Stinks?

What Stinks?

 What did you find challenging about each activity?

How did these activities change your feelings towards Pinkus and other people with autism? 

Carnaval de Jeux Olympiques 2014

Today was our Carnaval de Jeux Olympiques! Each buddy group was given a country to represent and got to travel around to stations that connect with both the Olympics and Carnaval de Québec. Mr. Keiver and his French 10/11/12 class came down to our school to help us learn how to say our country’s name in French and some other popular French sayings. They even brought Bonhomme this year! A big thank you to all of our volunteers :)!

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***More pictures to come soon hopefully!***

What was your favourite station and why?

Did you learn any French words? If so, what were they?

Which country did you represent?

Go Canada Go!

IMG_1737Are 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? 


We CAN Be Friends

Today we had a special visit from Mrs. Pakenham to talk about We CAN Be Friends. She will be coming into our classroom over the next few weeks to talk about friendship and empathy in preparation for Autism Awareness Month in April.

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What does the CAN stand for in “We CAN Be Friends”?

What are the five senses? How are the senses different in people with autism?

What special super sense did your superhero have?