Thursday, March 15, 2012

Our Classroom Handshake

Our class is participating in a new flatclassroom project, that will connect us with a class in Seattle, Washington and a class in Auckland, New Zealand for the next three months.  As part of this project, we were given the task of creating a classroom handshake, or introduction to send to our new learning partners.

It was amazing to watch the students working so hard on this over the last few days.  Students were given the role of either narrator, editor, writer or photographer.  They were engaged in their job and worked independantly to create the Voicethread that is below.

Let us know what you think.  We would love to read your comments!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Upcoming Spirit Week

Next week is spirit week and the students are very excited.  Here is a list of the events that have been planned.

Monday –Wacky Day

Tuesday – Hat Day

Wednesday – White Out Wednesday
(wear as much white as you can) Think Milk!!

Thursday –Jersey/Sports Day and Staff Volleyball Game at noon

Friday – Squad Colour Day and Gym Party 

Friday, March 9, 2012

World Read Aloud Day - Our Skype with an Author!

On March 7th we Skyped with an author named Ruth Spiro.  She read us her book, Lester Fizz, Bubblegum Artist. - Morgan
The story was about a boy who had a talent to blow bubbles in the shapes of things with one piece of gum. - Nolan
We asked question to Ruth Spiro.  And she asked if her story was good. - Mimi
We had fun Skyping. - Rory
Her book came out around 2008. - Nick

As part of World Read Aloud Day, I set up a Skype session with children's author Ruth Spiro.  We were one of seven class rooms that she read her book, Lester Fizz, Bubblegum Artist, to.  She asked us some question about the weather and life in Winnipeg and some of the students asked her questions in return.  The students really enjoyed hearing an author read their own story.  Thank you so much to Ruth for visiting us. - Ms. Nairn

Saturday, March 3, 2012

A short message

Today we had high school students came to our school and talked about bullying. - Morgan
We are finishing our Canada I Spy search and find. - Sarah
Soon it will spring break.- Rory
When it is St. Patrick's day I hope we find clues. - Daniel
The high school students made up four plays about bullying and asked us questions. - Mark
Mrs. Burns came to our class this week. - Devan and Kaydince
Some people came to our school and performed some Aboriginal dances. - Nick
We have another new student. - Josh
There was some fighting violents but they weren't hurting any one, they were just pretending. There was also hip hop.- A