We can’t believe it is already June! How time flies! We have been reflecting on what we have learned this year and celebrating all of our success and accomplishments. Back in September, I brought Monarch butterflies for our inquiring minds to explore and study. As the year end approaches, we have come full circle, with caterpillars in our room that will turn into Painted Lady Butterflies. We will continue to observe, study and learn how they change and grow – just as we did this school year in Room 5. Our learning journey continues with the butterfly, and we will get to release them again as a celebration of our time learning together in Room 5. I wish all the parents/guardians and students of Room 5 a safe and fun filled summer.
The nursery pm class had a ton of fun on their first field trip of the year at Six Pines Farm! Despite the fact that the day turned out to be much wetter then expected, the nursery class enjoyed getting to meet and learn about the different animals. We got to see sheep, goats, ducks, llamas and much more! The students even got a chance to take a short ride on a horse … what brave kids!
It’s hard to believe that the year is coming to a close. Wow, it sure has gone by fast and what a great year it has been!
We are excited to continue our leaning into the month of June. We have been focusing on Math and reviewing all the different strategies we have used throughout the year. We have been working on math strings and on sharing our thinking. This is a great way for the students to learn from and help each other.
We are excited to be heading out on a few different field trips in June. We are going to Bird’s Hill Park for a day of learning, hiking and exploring. We will be heading to the Winnipeg Art Gallery to view the 100 Masters exhibit. We will also be attending the unveiling of an art piece, put together by Project of Heart at the Forks. We created tiles, with students from all over the province to commemorate children who died in residential schools. The students are honoured that their work will be included in this.
By the students of Room 19
In May, the students of Room 19 worked really hard. Some of the things that we did in Room 19 include:
- Learned about averages, long division, multiplication, addition, subtraction, 3-D drawings, data-collection and graphing, and the ‘Fibonacci pigeons’ in math;
- Started LTTA with Kc Adams and learned about Woodland Style art;
- Learned about the Snowbirds after we saw them fly past our classroom window!;
- Made Mother’s Day cards and it was really messy;
- Lots of spelling, reading, reading assessments, and writing in ELA;
- Made our own maps of Canada by drawing them, and started learning about geographic regions in Social Studies;
- Finished The People of Sparks and started reading The Diamond of Darkhold from the City of Ember series;
- Looked at the Oklahoma tornado disaster in Science, and one of our students brought in her own tornado model as well.
In June, we are hoping to do more math, catching up in our Social Studies and Science, maybe even a walking field-trip or two. And as always in June, we hope to be outside even more than before!
The Kindergarten (ESY) class at Mulvey School provides children with a language rich environment to actively explore. Through play children develop their social, physical, emotional and cognitive skills. Our children are encouraged to share their learning through drawing, construction, music dance and drama. Our school provides a multicultural and inclusive environment. Parents and guardians are provided with a variety of resources to help support their child’s learning and development. For example, we have a Mother Goose program and every child is provided with interesting, topic focused learning kits. The majority of our families participate in the home learning visits. In March we had 100% involvement in the home learning program.
The ESY classroom is filled with a variety of materials, natural objects and educational resources for your child to explore and discover. Children are encouraged to ask questions and problem solve using inquiry learning and technology. We plan exciting learning experiences and access unique materials to stimulate wonder and conversation. This school year the children attended the performance of “Cat in the Hat” at the Manitoba Theatre for Young Children. An inquiry project on structures and block building was a highlight for the children.
First of all I want to thank all of you that came out for student led conferences. It is a great time to see what your child is doing here in school and celebrate their accomplishments with them. For those of you that were not able to make it please call me at the school and we can arrange another time that works for you.
We have the results from Stop the Leak Week! After checking all the taps, water fountains, sinks and toilets in the school, we discovered two leaks. We calculated that as a result of those two leaks 36.2 L of water was being wasted everyday. The students spoke to our custodial team and we are happy to report that the leaks are being fixed!!! For participating in Stop the Leak week, each student received a Slow the Flow t-shirt and a water kit so that they can check for leaks in their own homes.
In math we have been working on creating division stories and also learning about fractions. The students have done many hands on activities, learned new games and even created pieces of art all using fractions. We will be moving onto measurement next and hopefully we will have nice enough weather to get outside and practice using some of the skills we are learning in the classroom!
As we started working on the unit, “Human Body”, students began asking questions
on how the different parts of the body work as a system. We brainstormed, we did
word flash, and students worked in group with their K-W-L chart ( What we know,
What we want to know, and What we have learned). They enjoyed working in groups
as they gather information that will answer their questions.
In April, Room 19 did Career Fair, along with the other intermediate classrooms. We heard about other jobs, such as: philanthropy at Misericordia Hospital; aquatic biology; Manitoba Public Insurance; and school bus driving. The presenters came to our classrooms and told us about their jobs. Some things we learned include:
• Don’t text while you are driving;
• Don’t drink and drive;
• Lake sturgeon is an endangered fish, and can live up to 150 years. They never stop growing, live in fast-moving water, and have a sucker-like mouth. They do not begin laying eggs until they are at least 25 years old – they reproduce very slowly;
• The hospital is raising money for a rooftop ‘pizza garden’;
• We learned how many exits there are on a school bus (6!). School buses also stop at all railroad crossings, even if the tracks are disconnected!;
• Misericordia Hospital performs 24 000 eye procedures every year;
We worked on regular class activities such as division and multiplication in Math; handwriting, spelling, and The People of Sparks in ELA; materials and structures in Inquiry; and in Social Studies we are working on provinces and territories. And finally we worked on our portfolios for student-led conferences.
By the Students of Room 19