Rain or shine, fitness top priority

Did you find the treasure? – Stettler elementary kindergarten pirates search for clues to find their buried treasure during their pirate day last Wednesday

Did you find the treasure? – Stettler elementary kindergarten pirates search for clues to find their buried treasure during their pirate day last Wednesday

Mrs. Sandra Norman’s pre-kindergarten class at Stettler Elementary School concluded the year with an ice cream party.

The students had a wonderful year, full of exciting learning experiences, and we look forward to seeing all of the students back next year at Stettler elementary.

Kindergarten students have been immersed in an ocean unit this past month.

They went to the local swimming pool and had a series of lessons to learn how to swim.

They also participated in a video conference where they had the opportunity to have some first hand observations and explanation about at variety of sea creatures. As a cumulative event to their ocean unit, kindergarten students were thrilled to participate in the elementary school Kindergarten Pirate Day, which was held this past Wednesday. Students and their teachers dressed up as pirates. They had an alphabet hunt while they searched for buried treasure. The highlight of the day was an educational and entertaining pirate puppet show presented by Mrs. Amore du Toit and two of her sons.

The children were delighted with the performance that involved the other kindergarten teachers as part of the show.

The kindergarten students are getting closer to the end of another school year. To celebrate this milestone, they had their graduation photos taken this week. The last day of kindergarten will be on Friday, June 18, when the students celebrate the last day of school with a trip to the Collicut Center in Red Deer.

The following week, kindergarten teachers will be busy with the kindergarten orientation week where prospective students have the opportunity to come in for the day to tour the school, meet the staff, and have a fun kindergarten experience.

This week in class Mrs Jackson’s Grade 1 class had a tasting party to celebrate their cultural heritage.

Some children brought foods from the countries of their ancestors and everyone was encouraged to try a bite.

Mrs Jackson’s class also started a unit on dinosaurs and made a fossil in art. They are learning about different dinosaurs before the Grade 1s head out on their field trip to the Tyrell Museum in Drumheller.

Grade 5 students have been busy preparing for their upcoming camping trip to Circle Square ranch. The Grade 5 students also had a presentation from Stettler Middle School for Grade 6 orientation. The parents and students also met at SMS gym on Monday for the details.

Stettler Elementary students have been focusing on getting fit. Ms. Jodie Limpert has organized a running club, where students earn tokens for running laps around the track. Students have been excited about keeping track of the number of laps they have been running.

As well, our walking school bus started on Monday and went until Friday despite the rain.