Monday, October 31, 2011

Room 920 and MPs at Parliament

The students of Room 920 got to meet Bob Zimmer and get a "behind the scenes" tour of the House of Commons.
Then we got to chat with Laurin Liu!
On our trip to Parliament last week, we got to meet two MPs, Bob Zimmer took us to the floor of the House of Commons just before Question Period. We felt like VIPs! Laurin Liu is the youngest female MP at only 20 years old! We posed for a photo with her after Question Period.

It was a pretty special day for us!

Thank you to all the parent volunteers who came along and thank you especially to Lauren and Aaron's grandma Jean for introducing us to Mr. Zimmer and and to Sarah C's dad for introducing us to Ms. Liu!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Spelling List #3

We have brainstormed words with the /k/ sound. Practice them on Spelling City!

Try to use some of your new /k/ sounds in class discussions and your creative writing!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Calendar Updates

Hello families of students in Room 920,

  We hope that you are checking in often and that you're keeping track of upcoming dates on the tab on the top of the blog. We are doing our best to keep you updated.

  Feel free to leave comments or questions on the blog, someone is checking it daily and will approve your comments as soon as they're read!

Have a happy Friday!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Your Principal, The Hot Dog

To celebrate our Terry Fox fundraising, and get a last boost of about $300 for cancer research, Megan dressed as a hot dog on Friday and allowed all the students (and teachers) to spray her with ketchup. It got pretty messy and smelly.

Sunday, October 02, 2011

So You Think You Can Dance

For the past several weeks, room 920 has joined room 310 to watch amazing dancers doing their thing on the show "So You Think You Can Dance".

Students are digging deep into their abilities to interpret dance, the moves, the music and the story the dancers are telling.

We have been speaking about body, relationships, space, time and energy.

Take some time to watch the video below and ask your child to tell you what he or she notices in this dance. This is one of the ones we have watched and spoken about in class.

We are getting great exposure to different dance styles and students are quickly developing their dance vocabulary and keep amazing us with their insights.

Science FunFest Invitation!

The Science FunFest, part of National Science and Technology Week activities taking place across Canada, is an open house at Natural Resources Canada’s Booth Street Complex, where kids and their families can enjoy exciting exhibits and free activities from several government departments and partners. They can explore energy-efficient cars, go on a chocolate chip cookie mining expedition, bring rocks and fossils for identification, and much more. There’s lots to see and do. It’s fun, educational and inspiring.
WHAT: Science FunFest in celebration of National Science and Technology Week
WHERE: Natural Resources Canada’s Booth Street Complex (at Carling
Avenue) in Ottawa
WHEN: Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

To view the calendar of events in Ottawa and across the country, please visit
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Media Relations
Natural Resources Canada