HPE students know how brain works best

Leah Thompson

Marie Matula

Marie Matula
Leah Thompson
HPE Reporters

This is Leah and Marie with this week’s South Peace News report from High Prairie Elementary School.

In the KC and KR classes, students were very excited for their kindergarten Medieval Night Jan. 31 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. KC students and their families tried jousting, a snack, building a castle and taking some pictures with a knight! Thanks to Boondocks Grill for helping to purchase and cook our food for this event.

Grade 3L has been doing the beep test in gym class and everyone has been working hard to beat their scores.

Grade 1S has been working on journal writing and everyone is doing a great job printing nice and neat and trying hard to sound out words. They also worked on the assembly they hosted last month.

Teacher Magalie Frechette would like to introduce her Budgie Buddies: Haley Billings, M.J. Bruneau, Havyn Stout, Kaycee Beads, Kyla Klingsch, and Rianna Cardinal.

For the past four months, every lunch recess, these young ladies take turns teaching younger students how to take care of two budgies: Bella and Mango. They teach them how to change the water and the seed, how to hand feed them treats, how to give them a bath and how to gently speak to them.

This is proving to be a very positive and rewarding experience for both the students and the budgies! These Budgie Buddies are independent, reliable, and soft spoken. Bella and Mango couldn’t have found better friends to take care of them!

In Grade 4W, students have really enjoyed playing Scrabble! Thanks, Shelley Griffiths, for organizing this.

Their garden is starting to grow but students will have to do some replanting as some seeds didn’t germinate.

They are also learning seven strategies to practice the multiplication facts and have started skating this month.

Grade 4 is also working on a regions of Alberta project where each student has a region to research and create a finished project to share with the class.

In 2CL, students know our brain works best when we get a good night’s sleep, eat healthy food and get enough exercise. Students stop regularly during the day to get in a quick movement break to keep their brain sharp and the body energized.

Have a great week and check in with us next week to see what’s happening at HPE.

Meet High Prairie Elementary School’s Budgie Buddies. Left-right are Haley Billings, M.J. Bruneau, Havyn Stout, Kaycee Beads, Kyla Klingsch, and Rianna Cardinal. The students take care of teacher Magalie Frechette’s two budgies: Bella and Mango. Older students help teach the younger students.

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