Education-minded mouse had to be removed from class

After 50 days at school – Kindergarten classes at the Stettler Elementary School marked their 50th day at school with a search for Zero the Hero

After 50 days at school – Kindergarten classes at the Stettler Elementary School marked their 50th day at school with a search for Zero the Hero

AMORE du TOIT

ELEMENTARY NEWS

“Three blind mice, three blind mice – see how they run, see how they run…”

These are the words of a well know children’s song. Yet it seems like this song just got rewritten at Stettler Elementary School to – “One brave mouse, one brave mouse see how he hides, see how he hides…”

Unfortunately, this little mouse could not hide forever from Denyse Boyd. We suspect it had to be a smart little mouse because he enjoyed kindergarten. But although Mrs. Boyd is a very dedicated teacher, she prefers to only teach all the smart students (and not a smart mouse) in her class. She enrolled the help of our own resident Rambo – Grade-5 teacher – Stefan Olafson, who captured the mouse and provided it with alternative accommodation.

Mrs. Boyd’s kindergarten class really enjoyed the whole mouse episode. Kindergarten students in Mrs. Boyd’s and Kim Thorne’s classes have been learning a lot about dinosaurs for the past few weeks.

Their beautiful dinosaur alphabet art is on display in their hallway. It is not only our younger students who are learning a lot at school. Our Grade 5 students continue to work hard on completing their science fair projects.

Students in Sharon Fischer’s Grade 5 classes even enrolled the help of some kindergarten students in Amore du Toit’s class to test how “child-proof’ some containers lids really are.

All students continue to search for missing puzzle pieces to build their gigantic 103-piece book puzzle in celebration of Family Literacy Day. We already found 95 pieces!

Book club members helped our librarian Joanne Pinder to prepare the library for the annual book swap and sale.

Our school rejoices over the birth of Sarah Chapman’s beautiful baby last week. Our warmest wishes go to her and her family.

On Friday, Jan. 21, the three-day kindergarten students of Sandra Norman and Mrs. Du Toit enjoyed celebrating 50 days in school. They made colourful crowns to celebrate: “Fifty days smarter”.

The school was also abuzz with students wearing their favorite sport sweaters and jerseys on jersey day. Children had fun talking about their favourite sports and sport teams. Friendly jokes were made amongst different team supporters. Despite different team and sports jerseys we all felt that at Stettler elementary, we play on the same educationally winning team. Go team, go.

We can not wait to celebrate Canada Days in February.