STETTLER ELEMENTARY NEWS
Our last week prior to spring break commenced with the issuing of report cards at Stettler Elementary School. The students are always excited to receive their report cards.
As a result of all their hard work, Kindergarten students had a Letterland Party on Friday to celebrate learning all the letters and sounds. Students were encouraged to dress up like their favorite Letterland character. The computer program, Letterland, is one of the students’ favorite educational programs. Each letter of the alphabet has its own character and the students are always anxious to explain why they like a particular character.
Mrs. Jackson’s Grade 1 students were proud of the Easter baskets they were making from reshaped paper plates. They were eager to describe how they made the baskets and how they were going to fill them with eggs. A young volunteer explained that Mrs. Jackson was going to bring some eggs to class and they would colour them before putting them in their baskets.
Similarly, the Grade 2 classes made bunny baskets last week for Easter. A blizzard of cotton balls came to rest on glue covered boxes as the bunny baskets took shape.
Mrs. Geddes’ Grade 2 students finished their arctic animal research reports for Social, as well as their Language Arts Fairytale stories. They shared their stories with their younger buddies in Mrs. Lang’s Grade 1 class on Thursday. To end the week, the class had a “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” reading party on Friday in celebration of reaching their reading goal.
The students in Mrs. Ecklund’s class were intrigued with their results as they made homemade geodes and pipe-cleaner crystals for their crystal growing project. This was the final project in the Rocks and Minerals unit.
As students visited the library, they did their best to identify our “Illustrious Library Leaders” to earn themselves a chance to win prizes.
Grade 4 students are studying the history of Alberta in Social Studies. They are learning about the myriad contributions made by the various First Nations groups to the development of our province.
Grade 5 Science Fair took place Friday, March 26, from 1:10 p.m. until 2 p.m. in the elementary gym. There were approximately 25 invigorating and innovative projects this year. Students had been working on their projects for weeks. Following judging earlier in the day, students anxiously awaited the announcement of the winning projects. As in years past, the science fair welcomed all spectators to come and enjoy an afternoon of fun and exciting science. Students from kindergarten through Grade 5, parents and the public perused the projects and were heard to ask some pretty tough questions of the budding researchers. It was an inspiring event.
Stettler Elementary staff prepared a hot dog lunch for the students on Friday, with all proceeds going to Kira Richardson and her family. Amazingly, the project raised over $2300. Thank you very much to Sobeys and Sean’s No Frills for generously donating the hotdogs, buns, and juice boxes.
As the students left school on Friday, they were especially excited as it was the beginning of spring break. Although their teachers would be returning on Tuesday, April 7, the students will not be returning to school until Wednesday, April 8.