Student-led Conferences

We are starting our student-led conferences this week! I am so excited to have the opportunity for students to bring their parents into our classroom to show and demonstrate their learning. To get ready, we decided to practice a student-led conference with some acting “parents” in our class.

Which is your favourite station to show?

If you could add a station to the conference, what would it be?

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

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It’s the last week of school before winter break and we are busy preparing for our concert! We will be putting on 3 concerts this week:

Tuesday, December 15 – 1:00pm Cast 1 (Ty, Eli, Justin, Remy, Sonja, Jewel, Maylyn, Drayson, Mischa)

Wednesday, December 16 – 1:00pm Cast 1 (Ty, Eli, Justin, Remy, Sonja, Jewel, Maylyn, Drayson, Mischa)

Wednesday, December 16  6:00pm Cast 2 (Sofia, Dayten, Spencer, Nolan, Ethan, Anden)

All students in our class will be singing our class song and the two school songs. Hope to see you there 🙂

Mr. Peabody’s Apples

We have been reading the story, “Mr. Peabody’s Apples” by Madonna over the last couple of weeks and talking about the messages in this tale.

Mr Peabodys AppleTo help our understanding, we participated in some drama and art activities.


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Sewing Pillows

Like the pillow in the story and the damage that can be done when something untrue is said about someone, our pillows represent the power of words.

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What was the lesson in Mr. Peabody’s Apples?

How did you feel cutting and sewing your pillows?

Store Commercials

We are learning about money in math and what better way to understand how to use it than to create our own stores! We each came up with a store, created 5-10 items, and then sold them to our classmates using the paper money we had. Check out the commercials we made to promote our stores:

We sure had fun during our Awesome Mall Shop!

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What have you learned about money? 

What appears on our coins in Canada?

What did you enjoy about our store experience?

My Pedagogy

Pedagogy is the science and art of education. Here is a collection of some of my personal highlights over the past two years at our school. I am so pleased to be back at our school again in the fall :)!


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?

Come and Check Out Our Concert!

Two performances of our Christmas Concert, Christmas At The Zoo, will be performed tomorrow, Tuesday, December 17! One show at 11:00am and the other at 6:30pm. Students have put in a lot of time and effort practicing for our big show, so please come and check it out! Food Bank donations will be accepted at the door.

Students need to attend both performances. Please bring your child to the school at 6pm.

Here is a sneak peak of the art set up around our gym…


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We’ll entertain you with traditional and new Christmas carols sung by our students in kindergarten – grade 3! Hope to see you there 🙂

Feathers and Fools

Our class, along with Mrs. Taggart’s grade 2 class, recently explored a learning sequence on the book Feathers and Fools.


Throughout this sequence, we focused on powerful questioning and predicting. The final task involved writing in role as the baby swan or peacock to show what life was like for them on the first day they were born. Mrs. Taggart and I were so impressed with our students’ participation in these activities. Here are a few samples of some of the activities we did:

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“I hatched out of my egg and felt the breeze of the soft wind coming to my wet feathers and I tried to make my way to the peacock…”

       “I pecked my way out. It was a hot day on the day I was born. It was quiet, a little too quiet. I was curious why there wasn’t any more of me. And then I saw it. There was something over there. Could it be? Another swan? I waddled over there as fast as my little legs could carry me…”



Why did Mrs. Taggart and I pick this story to read to you?

What is the important message in this story?