This morning one of our community members stopped by the school to tell us about a very exciting website where we could see live footage of wolves eating salmon in the Great Bear Rainforest (Thank you, Alden!).
Pacific Wild has installed a camera in the rainforest and is streaming the footage into the Bella Bella Community School as a part of the SEAS Community Initiative. The camera can be controlled by the students in the school.
Many of the students asked for the link to the website so that they would be able to watch the wolves at home and share this wonderful experience with their families. If you click on the image below it will take you to Pacific Wild’s website.
Today we had a Remembrance Day Assembly to honour the memory of the thousands of brave men and women who have sacrificed their lives for our country. We remember the soldiers from the First World War, the Second World War, the Korean War, the Afghanistan conflict and peacekeeping missions.
Several of the students in our class prepared something to share in the assembly. Remembrance Day
When all the soldiers fought,
And how many died was a lot,
Because they brought us peace,
Remembering is the least
That we can do
They went away to war,
Saving what we had before,
And every Remembrance Day,
All filmed in black and white and gray.
We remember what they did,
None of them cowered or hid.
They did it all for us.
As the poppies sprout up my feet
The sadness, and sorrow returns
From the war
Poppies sprout their core
Now let’s sit in peace, and think about war
Remembrance Day is not a fun day at all. Over 65000 people died for our freedom. The worst fighting in the war was in Belgium. Every year on November at the 11th hour at 11th day we go into the big kids’ class and do speeches like this one. After we have two minutes of silence. Always Remember the war and the soldiers.
A poppy is to remember the young men and women
who died in the war and
who fought courageously for our freedom.
For some the day to remember
this is happy because the Great War is over,
for others it is sad because war is still raging.
As this poem comes to an end
Remembrance Day draws near.
I wish war was a not a thing.
This post is long overdue! Several weeks ago Wheat in the Barley, a Canadian musical group, visited our school. The students loved hearing the different instruments and styles of music they shared with us. They especially loved getting to sing along and becoming the percussion section for one of the songs!
Which instrument would you like to learn to play? Did you have a favourite song?
This spring Missoula Children’s Theatre will visit our school. At the end of our week with them we will put on a full-scale musical production for the whole town to come and watch. Our musical will be Black Beard the Pirate.
As our first fundraiser the students have been selling raffle tickets for a dump truck full of firewood. This weekend several families headed out on the logging roads to cut and split the wood. Thank you to everyone who was able to come out and help! We would also like to thank Ken for donating the wood and for the use of his dump truck.
If you weren’t able to make it out to the wood cut, maybe you can join us this Saturday when we fill the dump truck!
This morning Meghan and Lisa from Forestry stopped by our classroom with a very special guest. They came to talk to us about the forest. We learned about renewable resources and invasive species.
We talked about making sure that we leave animals and plants where their home is and not taking them somewhere else to live. Our social guest, Slimy the Bullfrog, isn’t meant to be living in Campbell River, but that is where he was found. Bullfrogs are actually supposed to be living on the other side of Canada! Invasive species can cause a lot of damage.
Even tough bullfrogs are invasive species, we sure did have a lot of fun visiting with Slimy today!
Kezra-I got to hold the cutest frog ever named Slimy. He is really strong and he hit the the glass in his little tank and he has a bruise now. You can tell by the eardrum if they are a female or a male frog.
May-I got to hold him. He was really calm when I held him. He was really chubby.
Ava-When they are babies they are tadpoles.
Cherish-Frogs can breathe under water when they are babies. They duck under water. Slimy is a bullfrog.
Sierra-Frogs are really slimy because they are under the water. When frogs get bigger they have to keep their head out of the water so they can breathe some air.
Kaydan- Slimy eats birds, other frogs, and snakes.
Mya-Frogs can hop very high and they eat lots of food.
Have you ever held a bullfrog before? What kinds of invasive species can be found where you live?
We had a great Monday in K/1/2/3! We started the day with a Bus Safety field trip, learned how to use a fun new computer program, did some math, finished our self portraits (pictures to come soon), and ended the day playing with the parachute in the gym.
Here are some of the things we learned from Andrea our bus driver: Jorja-If there is an accident, like a crash on the bus, you don’t freak out. You just get out. Sierra-When you are out of the bus make sure you look both ways in case there is a car. Bronwen-If there is a bus crash you can go out the back, but make sure there are big kids to help the little kids. Owen-Don’t jump out of the school bus when the driver is driving. Kezra-When you are going across the road, wait until Andrea nods her head, then look both ways before crossing, and then get on the bus. Cherish-When the bus is moving don’t get out of your seat. Aydan-Stay in your seat. Linden-When the bus driver is driving don’t scream. If there is a problem don’t panic, stay calm, and get out as quick as you can. Mya-If the bus driver is driving don’t get out of your seat. You should be quiet.