We continued to explore what we share our world with. The children painted and the teachers scribed what they know about our world. Someone said, “Transformers!” and his friend corrected him, “No, that is in another world!” Look for these next time you visit.
We also did some sensory play with shaving foam to make our own “world”. After looking at the world map and globe, we noticed that there is more water than land. The earth has different things on it so we have been busy going through magazines and cutting out pictures to put on the earths they made.
Using the sticks, stones, and leaves that we gathered from the park last week we made an ocean (AM class) and jungle (PM class) habitats. We brainstormed what to put in and the friends had many ideas to make it interesting: plants, trees, sand, water, grass. We were busy adding different parts and researched how these habitats would look.
YOU HAVE HOMEWORK! We made pledges for Earth Hour that is happening tomorrow, March 25. Please support this worldwide event by turning the lights off for one hour (8:30pm, some may be asleep already!) and talk about the small changes our little friends can do. We made a class pledge but you can do a family/ individual pledge. This link is about Earth Hour. We watched this short video about the event and this Pocoyo video was very popular!
AM Pledge: (all words were made by the class)
As we are getting into our Sharing the Planet unit we encourage the students to take action, as part of the PYP. Action is when children take initiative to do something that is responsible and thoughtful. It is often seen outside of the school environment. Someone may ask to find out more about a celebration, or showing responsibility in taking care of the Earth. If you notice your child taking action on their own, please add it to our padlet wall here!
We would like to have an Easter celebration on April 3 for AM class and April 7 for PM class. Please contact Michele from AM class and Shy from PM class if you are able to help us with our crafts, baking and egg hiding activities. We will need 2-3 helpers and would like to have some healthy treats.
The Book Swap for Pre Rec-Grade 2 will be Thursday, March 30th before school in the 12th floor cafeteria! Students can bring in books to swap one-for-one. If they don’t have any books to exchange, they can pay $10 for a used book. Kids can also use their leftover Flower Fair tokens at a rate of 2 tokens for 1 book. There will also be a selection of brand new books at reduced prices. So many easy, affordable ways to get “new-to-you” books! So please come to the 12th floor cafeteria before school on Thursday 30th March for the Pre Rec-Grade 2 Book Swap!
Repeat Item: Student Led Learning Reviews (SLLR)
Student Led Learning Reviews (SLLR) will be hosted on Thursday, April 27 and Friday, April 28 (Pre Reception and Reception), and Friday, April 28 (Prep to Grade 5) . Parents can begin making their SLLR appointments Monday, March 27 (families with 2+ children in the LS) and Wednesday, March 29 (other LS families).
Important Dates to Remember
March 20- Letter V
March 27 and 29- sign up for Student Led Learning Reviews
March 30- Aberdeen Reservoir Field Trip
April 4- Public Holiday, no school
April 27 and 28- Student Led Learning Reviews (1 hour time slot)