Friday, December 19, 2014

The Last Week of 2014

This is our last blog post for 2014.  We will continue the blog in January 2015. It is a very busy week, because of: the Winter concert, secret Santa, bake sale, singalongs, and all the practice practice practice for the winter concert.   And, we have a lot of work making and collecting what we need for props.

The last day of school is Friday December 19th 2014, the same day as our secret Santa.

We wish Ms. Hughes, our favourite French teacher, a happy birthday on January 2nd.  Unfortunately we will not be in class to wish her on the actually date.

We hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  School will be open again on Monday January 5th 2015.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Busy Day

Today is a bit of a crazy day in the middle of an exciting week.  We have been writing a skit based on the poem 'Twas the Night Before Christmas and making props.  We have also been learning to code using On Monday we listened to a game developer named Jenn.  She told us about designing and producing games and how long it takes to make a game.  She also answered some of our questions like: do you like Minecraft? and why wouldn't people want girls to code?  She told us how she became a developer and encouraged us to learn to code.

Today is an awesome day for the grade 5's because they are going to see a program at Stephen Leacock on bullying.  Some students are jealous because the grade 5's will be getting to eat pizza for lunch for free. Meanwhile, the grade 6's from Mrs. Panopoulos' class are spending the day with us.  We are going to have to learn to share our space because there are more students in our room than usual.

Tonight is exciting because it is Kearney information night!  One step closer to going to Kearney!  There will be translators at the meeting being held in the library.  We hope as many parents as possible can attend so that everyone will come to Kearney!  It starts at 6:00pm.

In Other News:

  • The Winter concert is just over a week away!  (December 18th)
  • Bake sale at the concert (Miss Colby is planning on making Minecraft cookies for the sale)
  • Next week is the last week of school
  • Slide Show December 19th
  • Secret Santa December 19th: students are only allowed to spend a maximum of $10.00

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Hour of Code

Next week our school is participating in the hour of code.  At this point we are planning to use for our learning.  We have a lot of questions about what we will be able to do, and some of us are already making plans for what we want to accomplish.

We are also looking forward to hearing from software engineers about their work through Canada Learns Coding.

Below is a video about what coding is and why it is important to learn: