Thursday, October 25, 2012

Spooky pumpkins....

Our welcome display is looking a little spooky this week.....thanks to Mrs. Korolyk and some of our Grade 4 Garden Club members.  The students met with Mrs. Korolyk to clean and hollow out the pumpkins.....sticky, messy and FUN!  Designing the pumpkins was next!  Each of the students designed the pumpkin faces and Mrs. Korolyk carved the pumpkins to match the designs.  We are so fortunate to have Mrs. Korolyk's designer's touch welcoming students, families and visitors to our school!  Thank you Garden Club members for volunteering your time and enthusiasm!

Cleaning and hollowing out the pumpkins.

Our creations!!!!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

We love Kindergarten!!!!

After eight months of Kindergarten Here I Come, the students were ready to embark on their Kindergarten adventure!  What an exciting adventure it has been and we've only been at school 14 days!

Here's a little peek at some of the exciting things we are doing in Kindergarten at SSES!

I like going to Music. ~ Emmalee

I love soccer stations in the gym. ~ Thomas

I like our whole school! ~ Kaitlyn

I like playing with my friends. ~ Ava M.

I like playing monster trucks at recess. ~ Erik

I like making pictures. ~ Peyton

We have a pet fish.  His name is Bernie.  He is a reddish orange.  He likes to eat fish food and swim around in his bowl.  He has green and blue stones in his bowl.  We love Bernie!

I made a picture for Bernie. ~ Jasmine

I like school! ~ Rylan

I love playing basketball in the gym! ~ Mitchell

I like our fish because of their tails. ~ Miguel

I love the fish! ~ Maria

I like the classroom because it is a place I can learn. ~ Amaris

I like the colors of our goldfish. ~ Sophie

I like the fish.  ~ Jori

I like the fish because they are pretty funny. ~ Brody

We have two goldfish.  Sparkle is the gold one and Twinkle is the black one.

I like the goldfish because it has yellow in it. ~ Abby

I like the black fish because it looks like a hammerhead. ~ Zak

I like the goldfish. ~ Rylan

I like our goldfish because they are so friendly. ~ Matthew

I liked naming the fish. ~ Katarina

I like their colors. ~ Eva

I like the black fish because he has big eyes! ~ Eastyn

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Our Crop Gardens

Our Crop Gardens 2012 from Lisa Michaluk on Vimeo.

video photos taken by Indiana (SSES Blogger) and Mrs. Cuthbert

voice over credits ~ Emily, Karsen, Tommy, Johannah, Luke and Hannah

Our Crop Gardens 2012
written by Jackson ~ SSES Blogger

We planted the wheat in June when we were in Grade 3.  We were hoping to make wheat flour out of it and then make bread.  When we came back to school, it was mature and that meant we didn't need to dry it.  We cut it down with garden shears.  We put the grain into pillow cases and beat it with a shoe. We loosened the grains with the bottom of clay pots.  We separated the wheat from the chafe by using the wind.  This is called winnowing.  We will use the grain that we collected for next spring's planting.  Mrs. Chapnick used a flour mill and ground up grain she got from Arborg.  We made bannock and bread.  It was delicious!!!

Friday, October 5, 2012

We are thankful.....

Our Gratitude Video ~
Thankful words compiled by Harris, Jordin, Taylor, Jackson,
Indiana, Johannah, Sydney, Samantha,
Madison and Mikayla ~ SSES Bloggers

Photography and Video created by the SSES Bloggers ~ You are an amazing group of kids!!!!