Olive, the Other Reindeer

Here are the lyrics to the songs we will be singing in the Christmas concert next week! Our concert times are 
Wednesday, December 7 at 1:00pm
Thursday, December 8 at 1:00pm
Thursday, December 8 at 6:00pm

Hope to see you there :)!

*To the tune of “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”

You know Dasher, and Dancer, and
Prancer, and Vixen,
Comet, and Cupid, and
Donner and Blitzen
But do you recall
The Strangest reindeer of all

*Boomwhacker interlude

Olive, the other reindeer
had some very tiny paws
and if you ever saw her
you would even say she’s small.

Olive the other reindeer
likes to laugh and learn friends names
She always let martini,
Join in all the reindeer games.

Then one crazy Christmas eve
Santa came to say:
“Blitzen with your leg so broke,
you can’t pull my sleigh tonight?”

Then all the reindeer found her
and they shouted out Olive,
Olive the other reindeer,
We need you to pull Santa’s sleigh!


*Opening Whole School Song*
Days Still Remaining Until Christmas

I love Valentine’s Day
And the First of July.
I’m a little bit sad
When Halloween has gone by.

I’m thankful Thanksgiving
Comes around in the fall,
But I’ve always loved Christmas;
The best of them all.

Everyday’s special,
I’m not complaining.
but I’m always counting
The days still remaining…
‘Til Christmas!
(Repeat two more times, each time getting quieter)

*Closing Whole School Song*
Merry Christmas After All

I don’t have antlers, I don’t have hooves,
How flying works, I have no clue.
But now, I’ve got the reindeer moves,
I’m a true blue member of the crew!

Get to Olive to remind us,
You can’t give up on Christmas Eve.
Now, the trouble’s all behind us,
‘Cause Olive taught us how to believe!

So, Merry Christmas after all,
To everybody big and small.

I pulled the sleigh and had a ball,
So, Merry Christmas…
After all!


If you’ve got the Christmas spirit,
Let nothing you dismay.
You don’t need springs, or wings, or strings,
To fly on Christmas Day.

So, let Olive’s tale remind you,
On this Christmas Eve,
It’s all right there inside you,
You just have to believe!

So, Merry Christmas after all,
To everybody big and small.

Dare if I choose a fireball,
So, Merry Christmas after all!

Merry Christmas after all,
To all the creatures great and small.
Pull your sleigh and have a ball,

So, Merry Christmas…
so, Merry Christmas…
After all!

Three Cheers for Olive the Other Reindeer!

Mannequin Challenge

When Mrs. Kostiuk and Mrs. MacLeod attended the Google Summit last weekend in Victoria we were excited to participate in the Mannequin Challenge. You can spot Mrs. MacLeod’s blond hair near the front row close to the stage at the beginning of the video.

This week the grade 3’s decided to try out the Mannequin Challenge during Frolicking Friday!

We enjoyed taking some time to enjoy the fresh snow over at our neighbourhood park!

What is your favourite thing to do in the snow?

Tell me about something you are excited to do this winter!

A Special Visitor

We had the privilege of having a member from the Ktunaxa Nation visit our classroom this week!

Bonnie told us how to say a few words in the Ktunaxa language and also how to say the word, Ktunaxa properly:

For more examples of this language, check out the First Voices website 🙂

What story did Bonnie share with us? Did she read it from a book or how did she tell it?

Have you ever been to the Ktunaxa reserve?

Additions to the Schoolyard

We have a few welcome additions to our school! The stunning murals that we created with Mary this spring have been put up on our school. I love the colour they bring to the schoolyard :).



We also have a new bench on the playground. This is called a Buddy Bench and can be used by kids looking for someone to play. We were able to get this buddy bench for our school by using money that was donated to us by a local business to promote kindness. This is associated with Pink the Rink for Pink Shirt Day that many of us attended in February.



How does the Buddy Bench work?

Which mural did you get to work on last school year?

How Raven’s Feathers Turned Black

We got to enjoy the beautiful outdoors by taking our nature journals out to the outdoor classroom. Here we like to sketch, colour, or write about the nature we see around us.

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After, Mrs. Sharpe told us an interesting Aboriginal legend about how Raven’s feathers turned black. Next, we got to play a game based on the story.

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Here is another version of how Raven’s feathers turned black:

Which version of how Raven’s feathers turned black do you like best? Have you heard any other versions?

How do you play the game that went along with this legend? How could we change the game to make it last longer?