I cannot believe this was my last day with the students! We had a wonderful time celebrating Christmas together. We watched a Christmas movie (Veggie Tales Star of Christmas) and ate snacks. I handed out Christmas gifts to the students and we sang Christmas carols in the gym with the rest of the school.
Yesterday we had Christmas stations: 1) roll a gingerbread man/ Christmas tree 2) drawing the Nativity scene 3) playing Christmas bingo 4) making a Christmas gift for you. I hope you enjoy!
In Language Arts we wrote Christmas cards and blessing letters.
In Bible we wrote about the Christmas story in our Bible journals.
In Math, we did some Christmas related math activities like connect the dots, count the mittens by 2’s, and Christmas tree math sentences.
In Inquiry, we talked about the various animal adaptations we saw at the aquarium. We watched a Brain Pop video about Migration (another behavioural adaptation) and made puppets of different animals that migrate so that we could act out their migration patterns. To sum up the unit, the students created their own animal and included 3 adaptations it had in order to help it survive.
The students enjoyed meeting their Grade Twelve Buddy on Thursday! They introduced themselves, got to know one another for a bit and prayed for each other. They then did an activity together such as draw, colour, read, or play a game.
Thank you to Bernice’s family who came in to share. We learned that Bernice’s dad, Patrick, is a software engineer at General Electric and builds computer software. Bernice’s mom, Ellen, is an advisor at UBC – she helps students get into university. Bernice’s brother, Jaylen, is in Gr. 4 at James McKinney School. He loves hockey. Bernice loves swimming and Chinese dance. Jaylen and Bernice like to go camping, skating and playing in the sand. The family loves to travel. They’ve been to Hawaii, Legoland, a Caribbean cruise, Hong Kong and Vegas. Bernice and Jaylen go to Sunday school, VBS, and Pioneer Club at Vancouver Chinese Baptist Church. Jaylen’s favourite Bible story is David and Goliath. Bernice’s favourite Bible story is Noah’s Ark.
- Students will exchange their home reading books as usual on the week they come back in January. If you go away over the break, please leave your home reading books (and library books) at home. We do not want them to get accidentally left somewhere that they cannot be retrieved from.
- The Show and Tell theme for January is something that represents what you usually do as a family Christmas tradition, or something you did over the break.
Thank you so much for the lovely Baby gift, card and gift cards to Superstore! I enjoyed working with you and your children. I will miss everyone but I know you will have a great rest of the year with Mrs. Chen! Merry Christmas and all the best in the new year!!