Blog Archive


Monday 12 December 2016

New Blog!

Sorry for the long time lapse between posts. However, I do have some news for you...we are moving! Room 123 has a new blog. It is in the very early stages, but feel free to have a look and give us a follow. I think it should be easier for people to follow and it should give you email notifications when we post. Well...that is the plan anyway! I've added a link to the new blog that will take you back here if you want to check back on anything. One day I might even figure out how to transfer all the posts from this blog to the new one!

Here's to hoping I can figure out a new blog format!

See you at the new blog!

Monday 28 November 2016

Lego Instant Challenge!

Today at school we did a Lego Instant Challenge for Integrated Inquiry time. We were split into partners by using a match game. Then we chose a random activity card and completed the task using Lego. We used the 4Cs: Communication, Collaboration, Criticial Thinking and Creativity to help us. It was extremely fun BUT we also learned how to work with other people and that things don't always work out how you think they will.
Our next step is to make our own activity cards for Lego challenges!

Our Finished Products!

Take a closer look of some of the activity cards and our creations!

Friday 25 November 2016

Multiplication Mash Up!

As we start learning about multplication (for some) and reviewing multiplication (for others) we have found a fun way to help us learn some facts! We love to sing along to the catchy music! There are many different videos on youtube that help with learning multiplication.
We haven't been doing too much multiplcation work yet, but thought this was a fun way to generate some interest! One student is already trying to write her own song!
As part of this week's "Ask Me..." question the students will show this video or talk about it and write something they like/dislike/learned, etc..


First Snowfall!

We were pretty excited this finally snowed! We just had to enjoy "Mother Nature's Maker Space" and get outdoors for Outdoor Education!  First we played a tag game with Cathy where we had two foxes and a lot of geese. The foxes were looking for food (in the form of geese)! You had to stay on the lines we made in the snow. Once you were tagged/ "eaten" you moved to the second area and played the same game (and wne bak and forth between games). That got our hearts pumping! After that we had "Maker" time and created things with snow, twigs and leaves (twigs that had already fallen to the ground-no breaking twigs off branches). Check out our day!
Our tag area...stick to the path!

Run, Run, Run!

The making of a fort!

The base of a snowman!

Sticky snow for making is the best!

Saturday 19 November 2016


Thank you to all the families who came to conferences this past week. What a great turnout. I hope you enjoyed seeing what your children are up to...I know they thoroughly enjoyed having you (as did I)! Please feel free to stop by again and take a peek at what we are working on.
Just in case anyone missed the conference (I know people work and sometimes only one parent is able to come) I thought I'd share a few pictures of some of the things the class has been working on.
Contributions made by Ancient Civilizations that have impacted how we live today. Great list made by the students.

Everyone Has The Right writing with a student silhouette border!

Wednesday 16 November 2016

We Are Finished!

We did it! Our Ancient Civilization People are done! Here is a picture of our finished products!
P.S They will be on display during conferences tomorrow and Friday (along with a fun game outside the room!) Looking forward to seeing everyone soon!

Ta Da!
We are so proud of how they turned out!
We also came up with a great list of contributions made by Ancient Societies that affect how we live in the present.
AND added a page in our "A World of My Own" books about travelling back in time to our chosen Ancient Civilization.

Loving the learning that happens each day in our class :)

Wednesday 9 November 2016

"Wonderful Warm Wednesday!!"

Well wasn't today just the most gorgeous weather you have ever seen for November 9th?!

Check out our busy day!

Our progress...
These Ancient Civilization people/animals are looking more and more awesome!
The students were so patient while waiting for an adult to do the hot gluing and were
definitely giving each other feedback and ideas. I'm very impressed with the whole project!
Not sure if we will have time to work on them tomorrow. If not...Monday for sure!

Murray had the brilliant idea of doing Yoga outside today.
It really was so great to get out and feel the warmth of the sun and
smell and breathe the fresh air.
We really couldn't pass up the opportunity to spend more time outside.
We took our poetry writing to the playground. Many of the students felt inspired
by nature, and some felt it was a bit windy for writing, but all in all it was time well spent!

-Students are to wear white tops with dark bottoms tomorrow for the Remembrance Day Assembly. Families are welcome to join us for the assembly at 2:30. Students will be receiving a poppy to wear tomorrow. Donations are welcome.
-There is no school on Friday 
-"Ask me..." homework is due on Monday (along with the purple Home Reading folder)

Have a wonderful Wednesday!