The week was short but fun

After a few days of spring-like temperatures, March roared in like a lion as the icy north wind swept across

Pat Johnson

STETTLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEWS

After a few days of spring-like temperatures, March roared in like a lion as the icy north wind swept across Stettler Elementary School’s playground early last week. Although the harsh weather kept the students in for a couple recesses, being true Canadians, they enjoyed playing outside most of the time. The changes in temperature created ice chunks and crystals which the students cleverly used to create mini ice castles and forts, while others invented games focused on buying and selling their precious gems during recess.

It was a short, three day week, for the students. Teachers attended Teachers’ Convention in Edmonton on Thursday and Friday. With it being such a short school week, students concentrated on finishing up projects, completing assignments and taking tests. Report cards are fast approaching.

The students in Mrs. Bruketa’s three-day kindergarten class continue to talk about the fun presentation their friend, Erin Yaremcio and her high school classmates, put on for them. The drama class performed various Dr. Seuss choral reading selections for the little ones. The kindergarten students were thrilled to have such “giants” in their classroom and laughed and cheered as the high school students performed.

Mrs. Hunter’s Grade 2 students are studying polar bears as part of their Social Studies class. They have adopted a polar bear from the World Wildlife Foundation. The bear’s name is Shivers K. Richardson. The students have proudly displayed their Certificate of Adoption and are also enjoying cuddling a toy polar bear.

The students in Mr. Thorne’s class used their two days off school as a chance to do a bit of extra reading. As Wednesday afternoon came to a close and students headed home for a 4 day break, 5JT Teachers’ Convention Reading Contest commenced. The students were anxious to learn who the winners would be when they return to school on Monday.