As we have been learning about in our No Putdowns lessons with Miss Granger, in a conflict situation we can choose the appropriate path:
What is a conflict?
How do you handle a conflict?
Our class participated in the Children’s Choice Book Awards last week by checking out the finalists on Epic and then setting up our own voting booth complete with ballots and a ballot box.
After the count, we had a clear winner in our class:
What did you learn about voting? What are the rules?
Why is it important to do a secret ballot or blind vote like we often do in gym?
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?
Inspired by Pink Shirt Day, Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) week, the Kindness Boomerang video by Life Vest Inside, and our study of the “One Smile” story, our class set out last week to create our own kindness boomerang. All acts of kindness were thought of by our class and were filmed in one shot! We hope you enjoy 🙂
What is the story of Pink Shirt Day?
How has the kindness boomerang inspired you?
We have been enjoying the story of “One Smile” and how it relates to the kindness boomerang video.
Mrs. Carriere came to help us learn about this story. Here are some of the connections we made:
This fits in perfectly with our celebration of RAK Week (Random Acts of Kindness) and is a good lead up to Pink Shirt day next Wednesday, February 22. Stay tuned to see how these kindness boomerangs have inspired us to do something of our own 😉
What is a kindness boomerang?
What acts of kindness do you like to do for others?
We have been reading the story, “Mr. Peabody’s Apples” and doing many activities with the book. Our final project was to sew our own pillows. It was tricky, but everyone did such a good job. After we were finished stitching up the sides and stuffing our pillows we ended up taking scissors to the middle of our pillow. We were able to stitch this back up. This relates to the special message in “Mr. Peabody’s Apples”.
What is the message in Mr. Peabody’s Apples?
How was it sewing your own pillow?
We had an exciting visit from the Northern Lights Wolf Centre today. If you follow our blog you would see that Flora the wolf visited us a few years ago, too! We loved learning about wolves and seeing Flora today. We even got to play a fun wolf game called “Flora Says”!
What did you learn about wolves?
Why are wolves important to have in our forests? What would happen if they weren’t there?
To celebrate Pink Shirt Day students in our school met in the gym to create kindness graffiti! I can’t wait to see the final product :). We watched a few videos about kindness and then, as Kid President loves to say, “let’s dance!”
Here is a little project we worked on in our class to celebrate:
As a bonus, the girls in our class decided to create a puppet show to tell us all about how Pink Shirt Day began:
What is the story of Pink Shirt Day?
Why is it important to celebrate Pink Shirt Day?
It’s RAK week and whether you choose to acknowledge “Random Acts of Kindness”,”Real Acts of Caring”, or “Radical Acts of Kindness” as some students in our class liked to, the theme is kindness! We have a challenge this week in our classroom. Today we created a book of compliments. Students brainstormed 5 different compliments and are challenged to give one out a day all week long. The rules are that you can only give one compliment out to someone in our class. The rest have to be given elsewhere – to other kids or adults in the school, at home, to a neighbour or friend, to whoever you like! Students need to write down the names of who they gave their compliments to so that we can share at the end of the week.
How are your compliment coupons going so far?
What reaction did you get after giving someone a compliment?