Our First Soup Day

Today we had our first soup day. Four fantastic student chefs helped prepare and serve soup to all the students in the school. Our first soup du jour, chicken noodle, was a huge hit!

We would like to thank:
-Claudia for all her hard work in planning this activity for our students
-Our first student chefs: Jordan, Mia, Alexandra, and Zinnia
-The Sointula Co-op for their generous support which has made this program possible!

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We are looking for volunteers who can help us with clean-up on soup days. Please contact the school if you can lend a hand.

Scientist in the School

Thanks to an application submitted by Ms. Lansdowne, we were very lucky to be chosen to receive a special presentation as a part of the Science World, Scientists and Innovators in the Schools program. The goal of SIS is to inspire students with exciting, in-school presentations by real scientists. Mr. Hutcheon certainly did a fantastic job of that!

Take a look at the fun we had while learning all about engineering:

We would like to thank Ms. Lansdowne for making this special day possible, and Mr. Hutcheon for sharing his love of science with us!

2D Shape Fun

On Monday the K/1/2/3s spent some time talking about, and exploring 2 dimensional shapes. Here’s a great song we loved singing:

Next we drew shapes of our own on our whiteboards and then played, “Guess my Shape”. Mrs. Watson gave us clues and we had to try guess which shape she was thinking about.

Finally, we got into groups and made shapes using yarn. It took a lot of teamwork to make each shape and it sure was a lot of fun!
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Blackbeard the Pirate

Question: What do you get when you take a little red truck, two amazingly talented actor/directors, 44 super enthusiastic children, a gifted pianist, costumes, make-up, props, a huge set, and 4 theatre-filled days? Oh yes, and don’t forget a group of committed parents and community support!

Answer: A full-school, hour long, outstandingly, entertaining musical production of Blackbeard the Pirate.

Take a look at a few of the highlights from our week with Missoula Children’s Theatre:

We are waiting to find out what production we will be putting on next year. We will share the details with you as soon as we find out so you can mark your calendars for this “Must See” event!

Snow Finally!

Look what we did this weekend:

Kezra-Yesterday I went sledding at Big Lake hill. It was really fun going down the huge hill.
Koa-Yesterday my mom’s friend tied sleds to the back of the car. We went fast and it was really fun.
Linden-Yesterday me and my dad went quading. We went up to our horses and when we got half way up my dad went really fast. His wheels started spinning and we did doughnuts.
Sierra-Yesterday my dad took me and my sister out for a walk and we brought my sled. Then we went down Grandma’s hill sledding. It was really fun. Then we went to Ben and Anna’s hill and my mom came. Then we went sledding down the big hill. We went really far down the hill.
May-Yesterday and today my whole yard up to the hill was covered in layers of snow. It took me 5 times to get up the hill.
Jorja-Yesterday we were at my grandma’s and it was night. My dad, my sister, and I went sledding down a dirt hill. After that my dad drove home in the Durango and we were sledding in town. We also had a snowball fight at the school yesterday.
Cherish-Yesterday my yard was full of snow and I got to go sledding on a hill.
Owen-Yesterday I was going to go outside and my mom and I made a snowman. The snowman fell down and then I went inside the house to have a cookie and some hot cocoa.

We were very happy that there was still snow to play in this morning at school. We sure had a great time!

What do you like to do in the snow?

We’re Making Music!

The grade 2/3/4s are learning to play the recorder. We practice once a week and the students are welcome to bring their recorders home to practice as well. We have only been playing for a few weeks, but the students are making wonderful progress and wanted to share a short video clip with you.

So far they have learned about quarter notes and half notes, and quarter rests and half rests. They have learned to play three notes and are learning how to read music.

We’ll keep you posted on our progress!

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

On Friday, Patrick Donaghy from the Regional District visited our school. Patrick spoke to us about our recycling depot and 7 Mile Landfill. We learned how we can help by reducing, reusing, and recycling. We also learned about what happens to the garbage that goes into the landfill and what they are trying to do to lessen the impact on the environment.

After lunch the whole school walked down to the recycling depot where Patrick, Jodie, and Tyler were waiting to give us a tour. We learned about all the different things that can be recycled.

The Salmon Have Arrived

Today Louisa brought 100 Chum eggs to our school. We are going to raise them in our fish tank. When they become fry, and are big enough, we will release them in the creek in Rough Bay. Here are some of the things we learned today:

Ava-They have to have cold water. My fish are named Pepper and Christmas.
Morgan-They need to have dark water because they need to sleep under the dark water. My fish are named Rose and Flower.
Owen-They wiggle to get out of their eggs. My fish are named Herbie and Chocolate.
Sierra-They have to be in the shade. My fish are named Lissie, Lolo, and Sophire.
Hilary-They don’t like muddy water. My fish are named Cindy and Sparkles.
Mya-When they hatch they have food on their tummies. My fish are named Lola, Sunshine, and Marine.
Isaac-It’s a circle of life. When the parents die, the babies hatch. Then they are fry and then they turn into adults if they survive. If they don’t survive they die. My fish are named One Musketeer and Two Musketeer.
Koa-I learned that salmon can only live in cold water. My fish are named Alice and Lila
Melliah-My fish are named Daisy and Lila.
Linden-The mom salmon kicks over a whole bunch of rocks with her tail, she lays the eggs, and then she covers them up. My fish are named Pick and Misty.
May-They make a nest in gravel.
Jorja-I learned that they need air. In our tank it comes from bubbles. My fish are named Tom and Jerry.
Bronwen-Their favourite water is clean cedar water. My fish are named Snowy and Ice.
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Randi-They stay in the shade. My fish are named Nemo and Tanisha.

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