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May 2013 Newsletter

May 2013 Newsletter

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May 2013
During the month of Aprilwe spent time talkingabout the “THIS IS IT”key. “THIS IS IT” meansto make the most of eachmoment and the best of each situation. Sometimeswe have to do things wedon’t like, but if we just doit, we have more time forthe things we enjoy.Congratulations toAndrew, our April Student-of-the-Month winner!During the month of Maywe will focus on“FLEXIBILITY”, whichmeans to accept changeand make a new planwhen things don’t work.
Creative Writing:
We are currently workingon an adventure storyproject involvingsuperhero characters wecreated using Marvel’sCreate Your OwnSuperHero site. Studentscan visit this site fromhome to build morecharacters on their own!http://bit.ly/cVMhZz We will post our stories onour blogs when we arefinished!
Mark your Calendars…
Music Monday
Monday, May 6
Pita Pit Lunch Days
Mondays, May 6
, & 27
Character Ed Assembly
Friday, May 10
Sub Lunch Days
Wed., May 1
, 8
, 22
, & 29
Little Chefs CookingClass
Monday, May 13
Victoria Day Holiday– No School
Monday, May 20
Jump Rope for Heart
Friday, May 24
Imagine a Show Trip
Tuesday, May 28
PD Day – No School
Friday, May 31
What’s happening in
Gill-Ville …
Jr. Area Comp
Imagine A ShowTrip:
On Tuesday, May 28
wewill use the Grand RiverTransit System to travelfrom the CambridgeCentre to Conestoga Mallto see the photosdisplayed in the WRDSBImagine A Show event.We will leave the schoolto walk to the CambridgeCentre when we arrivethat morning (weatherpermitting).
Picasso Art:
Students have beenlearning a little aboutPablo Picasso and hisabstract and cubism artstyles. An image of acomputer generatedPicasso head was includedin our Artist Study postson their blogs. We alsomade 3-D versions inclass that we are veryproud of.
Teacher Voicemail:
519-570-8123 X 7084
Teacher Website:
Photography Update:
 Our skilled photographerscarefully selected their favouriteshots to submit for the Imagine AShow event. From those images,each student picked one thatdemonstrated their bestphotography skills to display inclass. We will find out soon if anyof our photos were accepted intothe show. We eagerly await theresults!
We kick off our Jump Rope forHeart fundraising efforts onFriday, May 10
. Student cancollect sponsors and return theirenvelopes and money on, orbefore, the event date on Friday,May 24
. Help support the Heartand Stroke Foundation and earngreat prizes for your participation!Get active and improve your ownheart health!
Kenya Connection:
We continue to communicate withour friends in Kenya through theRun for Life blog site. They haveused the money we sent to themfor materials to use in rebuildingparts of their school. We enjoywriting to each other and sharingour learning. We are hoping to getthem involved in the Global ArtShow project that we are workingon as well! We are all very lucky tohave this learning partnership.
Picture It 2013:
Our class has been learning aboutartist Piet Mondrian, and artistthat used squares and primarycolours in his work. His work isthe inspiration for a collaborativeart project our class is involved in.24 classes in a group are assigneda section of a large art display.Each class colours their part andmails it out to the other groupmembers. We are just beginningto get some pieces in the mailfrom some classes in the U.S.A.This is a picture of our display as itcurrently appears. As each partarrives in the mail, we cover upthe matching section on ourdisplay board. We can’t wait to seewhat it will look like when it isfinished!
Habitat Projects:
We have been learning about thedifferent regions in Canada andhow the climate, landforms,geography, and animals interactand depend on each other.Students have created a dioramato represent their area thatincludes at least 3 animals in thefood chain and the appropriatelandforms found in the region. Wewill be presenting our projectsorally when we are ready.

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