Posted in General Studies, Homework, Social Studies

Social Studies Homework

Dear Parents,

This week the students were introduced to timelines. We brainstormed some of the big events in their life (the first time they rode their bike without training wheels, their first word etc…). They need your help filling out the dates of these special events and maybe even narrowing down their list to the top 5. There is a Social Studies’ timeline template in their grey take-home folder. Please take some time to help them with this task, it needs to be filled out for next Tuesday. Thank-you for your help. We will complete these timelines next week with the help of these completed templates.

Thank-you for helping us as we continue to learn and grow together.

Posted in General Studies, Social Studies

In Honour of Our Veterans

Last week, our Grade 1 students wrote to our veterans to honour them. Please see the email below that Ellie received from the Canadian Legion in Westboro.  As always, we couldn’t be prouder of our students.

Good morning Ellie,

Thank you so much for giving Daphne the artwork your students did in honour of our veterans. I put a few of them up on our branch bulletin board, with credit to your school, and Daphne took the rest to give to the veterans, mostly elderly, she visits in her capacity as leader of our Hospital/Home visiting team. We think they will be both pleased and touched.

I was especially moved by this sentence in the message: I love that you saved us.

Remarkable.

I will do a Facebook post in the next couple of days to salute your young students.

Thanks again,
Claudine Wilson
Public Relations Officer
Westboro Legion

Posted in General Studies, Social Studies

Remembrance Day

This week, our Grade 1 class participated in several meaningful activities to commemorate Remembrance Day. They worked hard on creating a wreath, which was displayed during our Live Stream Assembly, as well as learning to draw poppies which are on displayed in the  hallway. Today, we created a long list of reasons why we are thankful for our veterans. Each student took the time to write a letter to a veteran. These letters will be sent to the Royal Canadian Legion to show our appreciation for all that they do. They were very proud of these letters.                                                                           

Posted in General Studies, Science, Social Studies

Exciting Authentic Learning in Social Studies

How does your role and responsibilities change when you bring home an abandoned kitten? 

Thank-you Dr. Maddie for answering this question for us. After having watched a powerpoint presentation and participating in several hands-on stations, our grade 1 students are very aware of the round-the-clock care necessary to foster a sweet newborn kitten. They enjoyed making formula, comparing weights to understand how much he has grown since he was found and cleaning a litter box (no real waste inside). Dr. Maddie explained the different stages of development and had documented all the changes for us to see. The one thing that was made clear was that raising a newborn is a big responsibility and a lot of work! It was also obvious that with Dr. Maddie’s expertise Eddy is thriving. Lucky kitty!

 

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