I am sending you a big hello from Joussard School. We continue to be very busy, learning as much as we can, getting ready in the last few weeks of school for our next grade level.
In kindergarten, our students are learning all about the number nine. They are drawing it, writing it and putting sets together that make nine. In science and L.A., the students are building their version of Antarctica. They are building this because they need a home for their penguins, of course!
Students in Grade 1 are making daffodils to recognize that April is the month to promote cancer research. They are also selling daffodil pins to raise money for this very important cause. In science, they are carefully watching their plants every morning to see what growth has happened over the day and night.
Grade 2 students are busy doing research about animals – their homes, food, habits and environment. This has been very interesting and they are displaying their research information in a number of ways.
In Grade 3, our students have been busy constructing animals out of plastiscine. They have made some wonderful creations.
Students in Grade 4 are also busy watching for plant growth from the seeds they planted. They are learning so much about plants in this study. Plants make up a lot of our food, so it is a good thing to learn about. In art, they have been using their creativity making pictures that reflect spring and summer with twisted or braided yarn as medium. There are some wonderful results!
Grade 5 students have been learning all about fractions. They have also been busy preparing for our Spring Concert which will be held on April 25. They are excited about trying out our new stage!
The Grade 6 students are well into preparing for the spring Provincial Achievement Tests. They are writing exciting stories and informative news articles. They are also enjoying their study of aerodynamics, especially the creation and flying of paper airplanes!
That’s my news for this week. Please check in with me next week.