At our P2 assembly last week we discussed how different famous people had to show perseverance in order to meet the goals they had set for themselves.
The staff and I have challenged all children with the following goal: Between now and the end of February, all students will strive to learn to tie their shoes! We talked about how proud we will be as a school community if all children accept and work toward mastering the art of shoe tying. We stressed responsibility, safety and a sense of accomplish. Many children can already tie their shoes so they have been recruited to teach a friend. Once successful, each child will put their signature on the bulletin board located in the gym. Please support your child in this endeavour - our hope is to have every name on the poster. Happy tying!
Save the Date! The sixth annual Winter "Wonder"land Open House will take place on Wednesday, February 13, with kindergarten from 6:30-6:50pm, first grade from 6:50-7:10pm, and second grade from 7:10-7:30pm. We have staggered the times to encourage children to experience the fun with their grade level friends. This will also help eliminate any congestion and ensure parking. If you have more than one student, pick a time that suits your family. Be on the lookout for more information to come home in your student's folder.
Teachers will soon begin the researching process for Project-Based Learning (PBL). For this two week period of time, students engage in a rigorous, extended process of asking questions, exploring resources, and applying information. Students are required to gain knowledge and skills in order to investigate their own “wonders” and engage in authentic and challenging learning. Students will then create projects for an authentic audience –their peers and families! Students make decisions about the project, employ their creativity and work with others to represent their vision and knowledge.
Merry-Go-Round Theatre Performs for First Grade
The Merry-Go-Round Theatre made a visit to Stonehedge and performed The Boy Who Cried Wolf for first graders. Prior to the performance they were introduced to the language, characters, setting, and cultural context for the play which helped the students make their own predictions about the show, and allowed for critical thinking to continue throughout the performance.
January 21 - No school - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 28 - No school for students - Professional Development Day
February 4, 6:30 pm - PTA Meeting - Stonehedge Library