Monday, February 23, 2009

Sledding, Hockey, and Darth Vader

I had another great visit to a Kinder's home. This is me in his hockey bag. I didn't get to play hockey though because I didn't have any hockey equipment.

This is my Kinder friend dressed up as Darth Vader. I was scared of him in his costume! Look at my new t-shirt. It has the British flag on it. I love my new shirt.

I am at hockey with my Kindergarten friends. I am in the dressing room getting my picture taken.
I am cuddling in bed with Elmo and Alex. I was tired after all the fun I had at my Kinder friend's house!
I was on the sled outside. I was playing in the snow and I got messy. I even had to go in the washer and dryer. I got soap in my eyes and it really stung!

Community Helpers

We are learning about community helpers today in Kindergarten. Here is the list we made.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Valentine Cards Attributes and Sorting - Grade 1

We had some Valentine's treats this morning and learned about Valentine's stuff on the Smart Board. We looked at Valentine's cards and and checked off the attributes each card had. Then we sorted Valentine's cards using a Venn diagram. First we sorted for hearts and people, then we sorted for animals and red.

We are still working on Valentine's Day because we had only had one day of school last week. The roads were closed because it was very very icy.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Barkley Has Been Here, There, and Everywhere!

A lot of exciting things happened to me while our blog wasn't working. I visited a lot of the Kindergarten students' homes and I had a wonderful time. In the picture above, I was snacking on a branch from a Christmas tree...yummy!

After my snack, my friend helped me brush my teeth. It is important to brush and floss my beaver teeth to keep them white and healthy. He also took me to catechism where we learned about Jesus.

The Kindergarten class had a literacy lunch at school. I had never been to a literacy lunch before, but it is a lot of fun! A lot of the Kindergarten parents came to the school and we had lunch in the library. We had some really delicious pizza, and then we got new books to read with our families.

This picture shows me dressed up in a monkey costume. It was really fun pretending to be a different animal, and my friend dressed up as a caterpillar. He also took me to church, and I met the priest and some of the other families who go there. Thank you Kindergarten students for all the fun adventures!

Barkley Visits Mapleton School

On a very cold morning, I travelled to Mapleton School with Miss Hunter and Mrs. Caldwell. We spent the morning learning about MARVIN software. I wasn't very interested in it but Miss Hunter, Mrs. Caldwell, and Mr. Dudar (the principal of Mapleton School) were pretty excited about how it could be used in the classroom. The avatars that talked, moved, and looked like real people and animals were pretty cool though. I was disappointed that there wasn't a beaver avatar!
I also got to meet some of the people who travelled to Hong Kong and Singapore with Miss Hunter and Mrs. Caldwell. Norm Lee (Mindset, and one of the judges at the Worldwide Innovative Teachers' Forum) and Kevin Hnatiuk (New Media Manitoba, he filmed the whole trip) joined us for lunch.
Mapleton School is a very nice school and I want to say thank you to Mr. Dudar and his staff for their hospitality!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

People and Things We Love

Hi everyone,
I had an exciting morning with the Grade 1 class. They are such super writers, and we used their brand-new Smart Board to brainstorm ideas for our valentine's writing. Here are some of the ideas the Grade 1 class came up with:

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

More Exciting Adventures: Hockey, Birthday Parties, Cats, and Snow

Hi everyone! It's Barkley the Beaver here. Sorry I haven't written to you for a long time, but my blog was blocked. It is fixed now, so I have lots to tell you. In December, I went to the hockey rink to practice hockey. I even watched the boys and girls from Kindergarten playing hockey. Do our friends in Ireland and South Africa ever play hockey?
This is me having a piece of birthday cake. It was one of my friends' 7th birthday parties. The cake was delicious. Do you like my bib that I wore to keep my fur clean?

I made a new friend. This is my friend Stripety the Cat. I have never had a cat for a friend before!

I was playing in the snow. Did you know that it snows a lot where we live? My friends took good care of me though. I am wearing a scarf to keep warm!