Grade 3 students learn sound, pitch and volume

Where is that letter? – Kindergarten students race to find the correct letter to stand on at the Stettler Elementary School last week as part of an alphabet race game that turned out be quite popular.

Where is that letter? – Kindergarten students race to find the correct letter to stand on at the Stettler Elementary School last week as part of an alphabet race game that turned out be quite popular.

AMORE du TOIT

Elementary News

Hooray for families. We trust that our students enjoyed a refreshing family day long weekend. Our school family has been a buzzing place with many fun activities this past week.

Grade 3 students in Karen Rachar’s class have been learning about “sound”. After learning about pitch and volume they made some simple instruments to show how they can change pitch and volume, and then they invited band teacher, Eric Rahn, to their classroom to demonstrate some real instruments.

He brought one of his students (Abigail Spencer) to demonstrate her flute and piccolo. Mr. Rahn demonstrated pitch with his trombone. The students enjoyed listening to and learning about the different instruments.

Last week, Jessica Sweeting, a Grade 5 student in Stefan Olafson’s class edged into first place in the 3-6-3 stack, doing the 16 moves correctly in 5.58 seconds. Kalysta Miller and Kaden Feddema still hold the records for the 3-3-3 and cycle stacks respectively. The students are having stacks of fun at our stacking club.

On Friday, Feb. 18, students in the science club were able to put all their experiments on display for all to appreciate. These are the winners of the 12th annual Grade 5 Stettler Elementary School Science Fair.

Sam Hamelin and James Switenky: “Amazing Hockey Sticks”;

Cassidy Dubber and Rachel Vogel: “Caffeine Jolt”;

Brody Anderson and Clayton Smith: “Toothpaste Conundrum”;

Ariel Blackmore and Maddie Kuefleur: “Polish Power”;

Avery Marko and Caitlin Forseth: “Super Tsunamis”;

Riley Norman: “Going Bananas”;

Jacqueline Foley and Abbey Collard: “Whose Tongue is Cleaner?”;

Rachel Deaver: “The Heartbeat of Video Games”;

Katanna Fillinger and Jaden Turner: “Water Power” and

Maleigha Cox: “Fresh Facts.”

These winners will now compete in the Grade 5/6 category at the Central Alberta Regional Science Fair at the Bower Place Mall in Red Deer on March 25 and 26. Our students are excited about attending this next level of competition.

Charlee Mappin will be completing her last student-teaching practicum in Nancy Nielsen’s Grade 4 class this spring. We are enjoying having her work with us and look forward to lots of great learning activities.

We are also glad to welcome Penny Dahl as our new school wellness worker.

The Kindergarten students and their teachers participated in an alphabet celebration. At this point all kindergarten students have been introduced to all the letters of the alphabet. We celebrated this achievement with a Letterland party. Students had the opportunity to dress up as their favorite Letterland character. The kindergarten students rotated through a series of fun activities. Each kindergarten teacher dressed as a Letterland character. Kim Thorne represented Kicking King and Quarrelsome Queen. Students had the opportunity to make crowns at this station. Denyse Boyd represented Dippy Duck and students made a lovely little yellow duck. Sandra Norman represented Harry Hat Man. Here students had the opportunity to make cute Hippo puppets. Amore du Toit represented Golden Girl. Students participated in a high energy and exciting alphabet race game.