Big puzzle completed, book sale and swap a success

Big puzzle completed – Stettler Elementary School librarian Joanne Pinder is collecting one of the big literacy day puzzle pieces from one of the classes. The puzzle was completed on Friday

Big puzzle completed – Stettler Elementary School librarian Joanne Pinder is collecting one of the big literacy day puzzle pieces from one of the classes. The puzzle was completed on Friday

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Elementary News

We did it!

Yes, indeed, we managed to find 103 hidden puzzle pieces.

On Friday, Jan. 28, the last puzzle piece was found in order to complete our school’s gigantic literacy day book puzzle,

Joanne Pinder, Monica, Sylvester, Carmen Fox, Leah Watts and book club members did a great job of hosting the used book swap and sale.

Denyse Boyd’s kindergarten class won the K-2 prize for the class that found the most puzzle pieces. Their class found nine pieces. Nancy Nielsen and Marilyn Potter’s Grade-4 students were tied in first place with 13 pieces found. Congratulations.

These classes will receive a free video rental from Jim’s video.

Over 1000 books were swapped during the used book swap and sale event. Around the same number were bought at 25 cents a book. More than 30 posters and other items were handed out as prizes at the used book swap and sale.

Although it was literacy day, last week students continued honing their math skills.

Monica Sylvester’s class had the opportunity to bring their stuffies to school for a fun math lesson. Students used their stuffies to compare and contrast size and measurement. Grade-1 students also had the opportunity to learn about Chinese New Year celebrations. The Grade-1 hallway is beautifully decorated with some lovely Chinese New Year’s art.

Kelly Lang’s Grade- 1 class enjoyed making Picasso style self-portraits. It was interesting to see how different students used different colors and shapes to create these one-ofa kind art works.

Donna Boyd-Stadelmann and her assistants are helping students prepare for the music festival in April. It is rewarding to see how different students use their different talents to express themselves creatively.

All teachers are also receiving more smart learning training this week under the leadership of smart learning expert Susan Close. It is great to notice how students’ writing is improving when teachers use the smart learning techniques.

We hope that students enjoyed a relaxing long weekend with family and friends. February will be a love-filled month with a focus on friendship and performing acts of random kindness.