Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Winter Concert

Thank you to all of the families that came out to the concert this evening at Stevenson. All of the students did a fabulous job up on stage. 

Friday, 27 November 2015

Open House Conferences

Thank you to all of the families that were able to make it out to Stevenson last night. We appreciate the time you took to take part in your child's learning. Student's are always excited to share and celebrate their progress with family members. It is so touching to see the joy in the children's faces when they get to 'show off' what they know.

If you were unable to make it to the Open House, please call the school and we can set up an another time for your child to share their learning.

Friday, 9 October 2015

Student Mock Election

Room 5 has been studying the components of our upcoming Federal Election. Over the next couple of weeks they will study the 3 major political parties involved (Liberals, Conservatives, and NDP), examine their individual political issues (education, environment and foreign policy etc.), and develop personal opinions to take part in a mock election prior to Oct.19. The following websites assist the students in understanding government elections and each party leader's stance on political issues. Please encourage your child to look over the 3 issues listed above for each political party.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Gym buddies

Hello readers,

Today is our first day of gym buddies with kindergarten! They are so cute we can't wait to see them! In gym buddies the grade four and fives are there to help the kindergartens learn how to play fun gym games. We will help them learn to jump, run, hop, skip, and gallop. Remember to follow us on Twitter and Instagram!

Monday, 28 September 2015

Art - Line Hands

Hello there,

Last week we were learning about line in art. We are using varied lines to create an art piece - it is fun. We talked about lines - straight/diagonal/vertical/wavy and more. We are almost done.
Here are some pictures that are on their way to completion.
Written by:
Samantha, Jimmy and Kayla

Spirit buddies

We are learning about spirit buddies. We do this most mornings to learn about each other. We talk about favourite movies, how we are doing, favourite books and more. And we love to talk about Mrs. Kaczmarz and how nice she is .
Written by:
Danielle, Kian, Aiddon

Friday, 25 September 2015

Open Brains

A few days ago we made these super cool brains along with some other classes. The brains told us what smart we are and we got to colour in the brain how ever we wanted! That was super fun you would not believe yourself when you saw these brains. Who knows mabey one of them is just like your brain.

Bye talk to you next time.

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Written by Cassey

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Literature Circles

Today is the day we begin our Literature Centres in room 5. This is going to be very new for all of us. We have to learn many different activities and work well together with our peers. Everyone is doing centres there's read to self, listening to reading, writing/grammar, and newspaper articles. Our job is to make the first student blog.
One of our students is showing how to read to self in one of our cozy cubbies.
We found students working on writing /grammar.
They are reading and writing about different issues in newspaper articles.
This is one of our centres and he's listening to a story.

Friday, 18 September 2015

Our First Week at Stevenson Britannia

Hello Readers,

Welcome to our first blog post of the year. This has been an exciting week of learning the ropes in room 5.We have been listening to Mrs. Kaczmarz do a lot of talking about how things work in our classroom.

We have had fun sharing about ourselves, learning more about each other and our lives at home.

Math centres and a revised way of doing Daily 5 are going to be a huge part of our classroom this year. In the next couple of weeks we look forward to getting into our groups and applying all of the new skills for each centre.

Several pictures were taken of our classmates to create our class promise bulletin board. The pictures are of the students doing their jobs and taking care of each other. We will post a picture when it is complete.

Who do you think is smarter? Lebron James or Stephen Hawkings? We all had different opinions- over the last week we have come to realize that everyone is smart in their own way! Ask us how smart we are!!!

Please take time to read our blog each week and comment or ask questions. We would love to be able to reply to parent comments.

We are excited for the days to come. Here are a few photos of activities from the week.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

A New School Year

Welcome to the 2015 - 2016 school year! It is going to be an exciting year with many new experiences for our grade 4/5 students. There will be many different ways to get involved in your child's learning. With our Blog, Twitter, and Instagram accounts, your child will help to keep parents, family members and friends up to date on activities in the classroom and around the school! Throughout the year, please take the time to comment or respond to our posts about what we are learning. See you all very soon!

 These bulletin boards await student creativity! I can't wait to see how they develop.
 Lamps and plants make this room feel like home.
 Where do you like to sit? On a chair or on the floor? Find a spot that best suits your learning!

Cozy cubbies with lights and pillows for reading and working!

Friday, 19 June 2015

Tapping Our Potential

What an amazing year room 5 has had preparing for tap dancing in our classroom. Here is a link to the final Stomp/Tap video to Immortals. Thank you to Mr. Ryan Miller and Mr. Andy McKiel for your help in making this video a possibility. These are memories that will last a lifetime.

Mr. McKiel has created a movie trailer of our footage from the recording day at the end of April. You can watch it at the link below.

Your children have accomplished more than I could have ever dreamed! I am so proud of all of them.