Monday, December 05, 2011


This afternoon, Andrew, Natalie and Shauna are working with our Math Coach, Joanne. We are coming up with exciting new ideas to incorporate into our Math programs.

We will all be introducing you to a new Math game called Krypto. If you want to try it, there is an online verion. Give it a try!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Spelling List #6

Room 920 got together and brainstormed an awesome list of contractions. They're some of the best words we've come up with yet. You should've heard all the ideas. We could've gone on for hours, but we didn't. 'Tis a shame.

Check them out! Practice including a very special punctuation mark into your spelling!

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Today, all of the Junior Division is watching some crazy dances that were selected by Andrew. Last time, Andrew picked a ballet, so we were all expecting something very traditional. Instead, he picked some really cool contortionist breakdancers to show us. The reactions as all of us were sitting together in one room were amazing.

Check out David Elsewhere:

We talked about how David really needed to think about the shapes that his body took, including both robotic and organic movements between controlled shapes.

We are getting much better at communicating about dance now, as we've seen so many different types and we can compare them to one another and use our dance vocabulary effectively.

Talk at home about body, timing, space, movement, energy and relationship in dance.

Spelling List #5 is up

Two thirds of Room 920 got together and came up with a colossal list of words that have the "oo" sound in them. We were amazed at how many letter combinations worked to make that sound.

Check out the list on Spelling City.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Spelling List #4

Today, 920 got together and practiced our song for Group Share tomorrow (Owen's 1/2s joined us too!). Then, we brainstormed words with a silent letter.

Heather Earl whipped up our new Spelling City list from those words. Here it is! We'd love to see you using these words in your writing and looking for other words that have silent letters.

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.