Stettler students reduce, reuse and recycle

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“A society is defined not only by what it creates, but by what it refuses to destroy.” (John Sawhill)

Our students refuse to destroy anything that we can reuse again. Leah Watts’ Grade 4 students chose not to destroy old paper. Instead, they decided to create something new out of something old. As part of their Waste in Our World science unit, the class has been learning about the three Rs — reduce, reuse and recycle.

In order to get hands-on recycling experience, those students made their own recycled paper this past week. They tore up the paper, let it soak, mixed it until it created a pulp, poured the pulp over a screen, pressed it flat, and let it dry overnight. The next day, they were thrilled to take the paper off their screens and take a sample home to show their parents.

Donna Boyd-Stadelmann’s Grade 2 students made beautiful sunflower paintings for the display cabinet. Different techniques were used to create these beautiful works of art. The vases were created by using wax crayons and the children were encouraged to design and create patterns on them. The stems, leaves and flowers were created by using tempera paint. That was done free-hand.

Rob Howell’s Grade 5 students also contributed to the display cabinet by creating 3D objects. The students drew cubes, rectangular prisms and triangular prisms. The purpose of the project was to incorporate an art project with the Grade 5 geometry math curriculum.

Stettler Elementary students are continuing to Work Together to Outrun Cancer. Our vice-principal, Bonnie Lynn , has organized a school-wide project where each student received a test tube as a symbol of how scientists work together to find a cure for cancer. Each student in school was asked to draw a picture inside these test tubes to show how we can help each other. These colourful test tubes are on display in our hallways.

Our Terry Fox run will be held Friday at 1:25 p.m. Feel free to join us.

We are also thrilled to welcome Becky Baltimore to SES. She will be teaching our new kindergarten class.

Photo day was today, so we were looking forward to seeing many smiles.

We would like to invite all parents to our open house Thursday at 6.30 p.m. in the elementary school gym.

The staff would love to meet the wonderful parents. Your child would love to take you on a tour.

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