Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Welcome Back to School

Welcome Back to school and welcome to grade 3/4! This is such an exciting time for students, parents, and teachers alike. I am looking forward to working and learning with all the wonderful students of Room 10. We're going to have an awesome year.

I'd like to thank all the families who came out for "Meet the Teacher." I enjoyed meeting you all and chatting about the upcoming school year. Please know that my door is always open. Feel free to stop by after school or contact me through email to discuss any questions you have regarding your child or our classroom.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

I Love to Read!

It's "I Love to Read Month" at Athlone! We kicked things off with an assembly and reading in the gym at the beginning of the month. Since then,  we've had some fun dress-up days and "mystery readers." Guest readers have also been reading to students, and sharing their love of reading. MLA, Sharon Blady read a humorous story called "Camilla Chameleon" to students in Room 10 earlier this week. She also shared information about her favourite books and her job with students. A big "thank-you" to Sharon Blady for making time for Athlone students!
MLA Sharon Blady reads to Room 10
A big "Thank-you!" to Sharon Blady for sharing her love of reading with our class.

We LOVE to read in Room 10!
Reading ROCKS!

A good book is like a good friend!

Reading rules!

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Science Class

 By: Diana S. and Cassidy M.

In room 10's science class we are learning about the digestive system. The digestive system includes the mouth, esophagus, stomach, pancreatic juices, small intestine, blood, large intestine, and rectum. We acted out all those parts. It was hilarious especially Cameron as the rectum!

 The mouth turns the food into tiny pieces. Next the food travels through the esophagus down into the stomach. In  the stomach the food gets sprayed with pancreatic juices and the food is broken down even more. The small intestine absorbs the nutrients and the blood carries the nutrients throughout the body. The large intestine absorbs any extra water. Finally, what's left over goes to the rectum and leaves the body as waste. That's all we've learned so far!

Thursday, 15 October 2015

T.I.A. Haunted Houses

By: Alex M.

Earlier this month in The Integrated Arts (T.I.A) we made haunted houses out of clay for Halloween, with artist, Lynne Mulvihill. We started by making our clay into a shape that looked like a house, then we added scraps of clay for porches, window frames and more. Next we let them dry for a couple of days. Today we went back to paint our houses with colour glazes like orange, black, grey, white and other spooky colours. We went through a lot of paint brushes! Lynne is going to fire our painted haunted houses in the kiln, and return them to us next week.

Our class really had fun doing this project!

About Room 10's Social Studies

By Diana S.

In Social Studies we are learning how the first people discovered North America. We learned about the tools they used and how they survived. We are also learning about the rivers of Canada. We had to figure out clues to find where the rivers are in Canada. The rivers and riddles included: Assiniboine River, Saskatchewan River, Ottawa River, Churchill (Labrador) River, Red River, Peace River, St. John River, Mackenzie River, Churchill (Manitoba) River,St. Lawrence River, Columbia River, Saguenay River,Nelson River, St. Croix River, Thompson River, and Fraser River.

Next we are going to learn about the different Aboriginal groups and where they settled in Canada.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Canadian Hero

Students worked together today to record everything they knew about Canadian hero, Terry Fox. They were asked to write down ANYTHING. Aside from recording well known facts, for example, Terry Fox had cancer and a prosthetic leg, and he ended his run in Thunder Bay because his cancer came back,  students also noted character traits.

Some of the attributes students recorded about Terry Fox were that he was fast, logical, selfless, brave, inspirational, loved by all, determined, a hero, and selfless.

Athlone students will be running Friday, September 25th at 1:00 pm to raise money for the Terry Fox Foundation-35 years after Terry Fox set off on his amazing journey. Please show your support for this worthwhile cause by having your child bring in a cash donation.

Your generosity is appreciated!

Monday, 14 September 2015

Classroom Belief Statement

Today, students worked in groups to brainstorm ideas about the type of classroom they would like to learn in this year. They discussed how they would like our classroom to look, sound, and feel. Students even added a wish list! The wish lists included things like a class pet, lockers, a cotton candy machine, a popcorn machine, a basement gymnasium, and a hot tub!

We'll consolidate all the great ideas students came up with to create a classroom belief statement: a contract that outlines our expectation for our classroom community.