Today we celebrated Aboriginal Education. Although the name may be changing, the goal of the day – to celebrate and acknowledge the first people on this land, remains the same. Mrs. Keiver put together a fantastic morning of activities complete with games, stories, art projects, and yummy bannock. Which station did you enjoy the most?
To celebrate Earth Day this year our school met up with the neighbouring K-3 school where we played our drums, all made out of recycled materials, together. All 360 students played the heartbeat and some other beats as well. It was a very special experience. A big thank you to Mrs. Driscoll and Mrs. Keiver for making this happen!
What is your favourite beat to play on your drum?
How can you do something to take care of the Earth?
This week we started to make our drums for our upcoming Earth Day celebration. We are making the drums and mallets all from recycled materials! They sound great. We hope you can join us for our drumming circle on Friday, April 21! Stay tuned to see how they turn out!
How are we making our drums? What symbols are you using on your drum and why?
Have you ever made a musical instrument out of recycled materials before? If you have, what was it?
After finishing the book, Mary Poppins, last week we got to watch the movie today! We created a Venn Diagram to add similarities and differences we noticed during the movie. We also decided to have a pajama party with stuffies to enjoy the movie. Thanks to Guy and Maylyn for some tasty treats to go along with our “spoonful of sugar” – it was a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious day!
We sure had a special visit last week from….Ms. Picton! Some of us had her as a kindergarten teacher and we have all enjoyed her music over the years at our school. This year Ms. Picton has gone to teach in Lethbridge. We sure miss her but it was so great to have a visit and enjoy some of our favourite songs with Mrs. Neeve’s class.
Which song is your favourite that we sing with Ms. Picton?
It was Music Monday and to join the celebration across Canada our school had a concert. A choir from our high school came over to sing a few songs, grade ones played Boomwhackers and we played rage recorder!
Today we were introduced to Boomwhackers! We learned that the different colours and different lengths of boomwhackers made different sounds. We got to play along to a rhythm pattern today and Mrs. Kostiuk was very impressed! This will be a great way to get us ready to play recorders in the spring.
We had our second Recognition Assembly today. Ethan (making a funny face) was the MC from our class.
Check out this great song that the grade 2’s performed today about solar energy. It will be an awesome song for us to learn for our school’s Green Games project. Click Solar Power Rag for the words.
How do you think Boomwhackers will help us learn to play recorders?
Are you excited about our solar projects? What do you think will happen with our solar ovens next week?