Archive for the ‘Room 6’ Category
We are all hoping that Spring is really here and that we won’t see any more snow until November! In anticipation of warmer weather, some students and adults from Room 6 will be going plant shopping in May. We will buy flowering plants to beautify the school grounds. This will be an ideal learning opportunity to talk about what plants need to grow, why we need plants and how plants help the environment. The students in Room 6 will also be responsible for watering and weeding the containers in front of the school. When it’s time for you to plant a garden at your house, you might have a willing helper who is excited about showing what he or she has learned.
The students all look forward to going swimming once a week at Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex. Some of the students were a bit nervous about being in the pool for the first few times, but now they are all very happy to paddle around using their arms and legs, put their faces into the water and jump into the shallow end of the pool. It’s great watching their happy smiles as they learn confidence and skills in the water.
We have been reading some traditional tales or fairy tales, starting with The Three Little Pigs and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The students enjoy the repetitive parts of the stories, such as “I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down” and they usually remember their favourite parts of the stories. We will draw pictures and use words to describe the main characters in the fairy tales to help remember the stories we have read.
In addition to literacy and communication activities, the students have been continuing to make progress in counting, patterning and addition, and self management skills. Turn taking and sharing are focused on daily, particularly while using the iPad.
Spring IEP meetings will be held in April. At your child’s IEP meeting we will discuss his or her progress and individual educational needs. Plans for the future, including for the next school year will also be discussed. I look forward to meeting with you.
In September Room 6 was the fortunate recipient of a brand new adapted bike from Freedom Concepts. Fundraising for the bike was done by Mr. Glen Simpkins who then presented the bike to a class of students with special needs. The students love riding the new bike.
Every Thursday morning Room 6 spends half
an hour in the pool at the Cindy Klassen
Recreation Complex. We are getting more
comfortable in the water and even learning to
blow bubbles and move ourselves from one
side of the pool to the other. Swimming day
is one of the best days in the week. We come
back to school relaxed and really hungry for