Edmonton trip was rewarding

The caterpillars have arrived. The Grade 3s are raising Painted Lady butterflies as part of their study of animal life cycles

Grades 2AH and 2DB proudly represented Stettler Elementary at the Alberta Provincial Speech Festival in Edmonton

The caterpillars have arrived.

The Grade 3s are raising Painted Lady butterflies as part of their study of animal life cycles in science class. They started the project after the May long weekend and are observing the stages of the butterflies life cycle. They are hoping the butterflies will hatch in early June so they can release them before school ends for the summer. The Grade 34 classes have also been participating in a program called “You Choose”, which teaches them about bullying. They are learning what bullying looks like, why someone might be a bully, what to do if they are being bullied, and what to do if they see someone being bullied.

The Grade 4/5 Book Club wrapped up the year with ice cream treats and a couple of book-based puzzles for the members to solve. Student members were polled as to what their favourite part of the Book Club year had been. The answers covered pretty much every activity Book Club did this year, so that must tell us that this group of students really enjoyed taking on the role of Literacy Ambassadors in our school.

As part of their weather watch unit in science, 5RH has been making wind vanes to test outside. They have also been taking weather recordings over a 5-day period. They will analyze this information, and pay particular attention to how wind direction, air pressure, temperature, and relative humidity allow people to make daily weather forecasts.

Mya Prehn (1TJ) and her mom, Erin, recently talked to the whole school about Mya’s experience on the television show “Dragon’s Den”. They shared the process they went through to be on the show, and told the students about Mya’s neat idea. We will all be anxiously watching Dragon’s Den in the fall when Mya’s episode airs, so we can see if she got a deal or not. Mya’s product can be found at lunchapeel.com.

SES students in Grade 1, kindergarten and the early learning program had a surprise visit last week from the A&W Root Bear. He visited classrooms giving out high-fives, hugs, and delicious root beer lollipops. Thank you to A&W for arranging this visit.

1TJ just finished painting a huge dinosaur mural to kick off their unit on dinosaurs. The students are very excited to learn more about these prehistoric creatures.

Bright and early last Wednesday morning, 38 Grade 2 students went to Edmonton, supervised by Mrs. Hunter, Mrs. Boyd-Stadelmann, and a group of parents. Grades 2AH and 2DB were performing at the Alberta provincial speech festival. They presented two poems entitled, “The Noise I Made this Morning” by J. Pretlusky and “A Mosquito in the Cabin” by M. Stillborn”. The adjudicator commended the students on their focus and wonderful sound. The day ended with lunch at McDonald’s and they arrived back at Stettler Elementary around 4 p.m. (a very long, but rewarding day). The students did an excellent job of representing both Stettler Elementary School and the Stettler and District Music Festival, and all teachers and parents in attendance were very proud of them.

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