Thursday, January 28, 2016

How full is your bucket?

We read this book today. It gave us some great examples of how we could fill - or dip - into other people's buckets. We also talked about some examples of what we hear that can help fill buckets. (i.e. compliments, funny jokes, manners.....)

Things to note for next month.....
The following notes were sent home in your child's red communication folder today.

February is....I Love To Read Month
Dear Families,

In February, Stevenson School and schools all across Manitoba, will be celebrating “I LOVE TO READ” month.  We have special activities planned to highlight the need for strong literacy skills and to demonstrate that reading is fun! Remember to cuddle up and read every night at home too!

FEB 1-ASSEMBLY - We are kicking off I Love to Read month with some fun stories at our 9:00 a.m. assembly. Our Kindergarten classes and some special guests will be singing and performing “Dinosaur Roar” by Paul and Henrietta Strickland.  The Grade 4/5 Orff Club will be reading and playing “Catalina Magdalena Hoopensteiner Wallendiner Hogan Logan Bogan Was Her Name” by Tedd Arnold.  The whole school will be singing a rap about burgers and books.  We will also have a representative from Boston pizza here to present a cheque to our school for all of the home reading we have been doing.  Families are welcome to join us.

FEB 2-WEAR A WORD DAY - Students can wear clothing with words or write a word on paper and tape it on their clothing.

FEB 4- FAMILY READ-IN NIGHTFamilies are invited to come join staff in the library for some reading, snacks, prizes and fun! Perhaps a special guest may show up…

FEB 12-Valentine’s celebrations

FEB 22-24- BOOK SWAP- Beginning on Monday Feb. 22 students are encouraged to bring in gently used books and we will give everyone a chance to trade them for other books on Wed. Feb. 24. The more books you bring the more books you get!

Feb 25- PJ DAY- Students can wear their pajamas and bring a favorite book to school because we are going to snuggle up and read. (Leave teddies and blankets at home.)


January 28, 2016

Dear Parents/Guardians,

On February 3, Stevenson School will be participating in a “Global School Play Day”. This will be a day for unstructured, student-initiated play. Students will still come to school for a regular length of school day. On this day, students may bring items they wish to play with. This is to be a day to promote active and imaginative play. You decide what items you are willing to have your child bring to school such as board games, dolls, Lego, blocks, trucks, cars, racetracks, playing cards, empty cardboard boxes, markers, jigsaw puzzles, social games (charades, Pictionary, etc.) The only restrictions: They must bring toys that do NOT require batteries or electricity. No devices. Help your child choose a few toys to bring to school to share. Students will also be free to use play items provided by the school. Students are familiar with what kinds of toys, games, and activities we have.
Please go to the Global School Play Day website for more information: . Research shows that we learn more deeply when we are playing. Feel free to share this with your family, friends, and work places. Challenge other adults to try this challenge too. The more we play, the better we become. We are never too old to play.
You are welcome to join us for part of the day or the whole day if you can. Please contact your child’s teacher to find out how you can help. Follow along with us on Twitter and Instagram that day using #GSPD. Our address is @stevensonelem.

Play is the Way,
Stevenson Staff


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Bucket Fillers

This week we have been talking about being " BUCKET FILLER's" and filling people's (invisible) buckets --- instead of being bucket "DIPPERS".  We read the book Have You Filled A Bucket Today, by Carol McCLoud. I recommend all families read this book { check it out from the public library}.  We brainstormed different ways we could help to fill peoples'  buckets... at school, at home, or anywhere!  Ask your child to tell you all about it!!


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Hats off to Kindness

Our Star of the Week did a good job sharing her poster yesterday!

Hats off to KINDNESS day!!

Richelle Scott, the Indigenous Educator, returned to teach us a little more about drumming. We sang the buffalo song, and practiced keeping the beat to some English songs, too.

Matching numbers to sets...

Monday, January 25, 2016

Kindness Challenge

We started off the morning with an assembly in the gym. We sang O'Canada together, and listened to announcements. We also had a presentation from the 
"Manitoba Wheelchair Sports Association" and learned more about "The Great Kindness Challenge "

Pajama Day.... dreaming about Kindness!!
Tomorrow is HAT DAY!!!

Friday, January 22, 2016

All Around the Room on Friday

NEXT WEEK .... OUR school will be participating in The Great Kindness Challenge.  Please see the pink note that went home today for some special activities occurring each day.
Monday will be all about "Dreaming of Kindness".... and pajama day!!!  Wear your pj's to school.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Buffalo call

Richelle Scott, Indigenous Teacher for SJASD visited our class again this afternoon. She reminded us how to hold the drums and how to beat them. She talked to us about playing "in sync" with each other, and following the beat. We sang the song about calling the buffalo.... "The Buffalo are Coming". We are getting good at singing it in another language!