5 Things to ROAR About – April 17, 2015

17 Apr

It started out looking damp, but it turned out to be a fantastic week, weather-wise, if not hockey-wise. We had lots of excitement, and some totally new learning experiences at WLE this week.

  • Mrs. Alsop’s kindergarten class went to Derby Reach and did some nature exploring. They found fiddleheads that look like seahorses and made Nature Soup.


  • There’s a whole new set of Art in the school’s hallways. We’ve been inspired by Salvador Dali, Georgia O’Keefe, and even J.R.R. Tolkien. We’ve used paint, coloured pencil and our thumbs (the other fingers, too, I suppose).

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  • Wednesday was a big day if you’re a hockey fan, and it’s clear from these photos that lots of WLE Lions bleed a bit of Canucks blue, too. And check out the range of uniform eras in Mrs. McLeod’s class! I love the old downhill skate, myself!

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  • On Monday and Tuesday, Mrs. Gorseth’s class put on a Reader’s Theatre performance for Mrs. Gordon’s kindergarten class. They performed ‘Rafunzel’, ‘Spiderella’, and ‘The Popsicle Boy’ (Can’t catch him), along with ‘The Cheetah and the Sloth’ and ‘The Little Red Robin.’ You’ll no doubt recognize the fables and fairy tales that inspired each one. On Friday, parents were lucky enough to be able to attend the encore. For those who haven’t seen a Reader’s Theatre before, it’s a bit like drama, where students present a story, but with a stronger focus on the words and their meanings than on fancy sets, or lots of action. The grade 3s did an outstanding job.
  • Thanks to our wonderful PAC, we’ve had a wonderful week of tennis instruction from Tennis XL. The coaches started us with games like ‘tennis ball sandwich.’ By the end of the week, we were able to rally back and forth over the net. It was great, and all the students and teachers want to express their gratitude to the PAC for supporting the program.

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