This week’s learning has been posted in Google Classroom. I hope that you had a wonderful weekend. Although the weather wasn’t great, it was fantastic that many got to spend time with extended family and friends. I hope that all moms felt special and appreciated.
Another Reading Accomplishment!
Congratulations to 2A! An increase of 100 books read in the past week! Way to go!
Activity Breaks FromMs. Whalen!
Access this link for some more movement/brain breaks.
Happy Birthday to Colton! 2A hopes that you have an outstanding day!
Staff at West Royalty will be having a car parade through the community today (Friday) starting shortly at 1:30 pm. Staff are meeting at our school’s parking lot and then heading out. Our vehicles will be lined up with Administration leading us, then K-Grade 6 teachers, then specialists. We hope to follow a route that will allow us to pass by most homes. Please have your children look for us. Come out to wave and cheer as we drive by. It will be great to see as many students as possible.
The Parade Route includes:
West Royalty School
Bell Heights Subdivision
Grace Baptist Subdivision
Orchard Hill Subdivision
Lewis Point Subdivision
Sandlewood Subdivision (Apple Tree and Sandlewood)
Meadowvale Trailer Park
Fox Run/Gardiner to Stockman
Kenwood Circle Subdivision
West Royalty School
Spirit Week Theme Information From Ms. Whalen for May 11th-15th!
Epic Books for Kids!
2A has received another badge. 600 books read. Woohoo!
As many of you know, it is Mental Health Week in Canada. As a result, our school’s spirit challenge is to have an “Attitude of Gratitude.” Students are encouraged to practice gratitude every day. Take time to reflect on the good things happening in your life. Write down 3 things that you are thankful for and post these to West Royalty School’sFacebook page.
DELL Youtube Learning Channel
This is an updatedlink for the DELL Youtube Learning Channel which airs Eastlink episodes for learners/families who do not subscribe to Eastlink.
Congratulations to the class for another impressive achievement. Students have read 500 books!
Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo is a holiday celebrated in many parts of North America. It commemorates the importance of the Mexican army winning a battle against the French on May 5, 1892. It is now a opportunity for families to come together to celebrate Mexican culture.
One of our favorite Aaron Reynolds books is Chicks and Salsa. I thought students might like revisiting it.
Between the Lions is a television series that is designed to promote reading. In total, there are 130 episodes. One episode focuses on the story Chicks and Salsa. If interested, please click on the video link below.
Congratulations to 2A as they have achieved more success using IXL.com.
It has been 40 years since “The Empire Strikes Back” premiered in theatres. As a family, if fans of the Star Wars franchise, then today, while we continue to self-isolate at home, is a perfect time to revisit some of your favorite movies.
In 2016, Britain’s Got Talent tv show was taken over by Boogie Storm. Enjoy dancing with some Stormtroopers!
Many parents have reached out wondering if there’s another way to view the segments that are being aired on Eastlink. Here is the DELL Youtube Learning Channel that airs episodes for our learners/families who do not subscribe to Eastlink.
I can not believe that it is May! Two amazing boys from 2A are celebrating their birthdays this month. Colton’s birthday is on May 8th while Willim’s birthday is on May 29th!
Is your child a fan of either Captain Underpants or Dog Man books? If so, he/she needs to check out Dav Pilkey at Home. Mr. Pikley has partnered with Scholastic to create drawing videos, games, read alouds and other activities for school aged children. Every Friday, Dav posts new content to the site. This is the 5th week he has been offering activities for kids to explore.
I was thrilled to receive another certificate from IXL.com showing the progress the class is making. This is a huge accomplishment! Congratulations to all who are using this site to practice their math and literacy skills!
Mrs. Zinck is going to be featured on two of the upcoming home learning television episodes of “Head Hand Heart Connection.” Tune in to the Community Channel on Eastlink (10 & 610) to view these shows. Mrs. Zinck is scheduled to air on Thursday, April 30, and Friday, May 1st around 11:30 a.m. The program runs from 11:00-12:00. The first part is music composition with Mr. Giddings. Mrs. Zinck’s portion will follow that. If you are able to access Eastlink, you may want to tune in with your child on both days.
Dr. Suess Books Put To Rap!
A filmmaker,Wes Tank, has taken some of Dr. Suess’ most popular stories and rapped them out. I have linked 3 but there are lots more on Youtube.
It is “Check in Wednesday.” How’s learning going for your child this week? Please feel free to call/text/email me if your child is having lots of success, needs some extra motivation, is struggling with a concept or for a chat. I always love hearing a student’s voice on the other end of my phone.
PSB Student Services Facebook Page
If you haven’t checked out thisFacebook page, it is worth taking a look. Jillian Stewart, one of school board’s psychologists has posted an excellent video on how to help children regulate emotions when experiencing tantrums. If you are interested in watching it, please like their page.
Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 10th. Children always enjoy creating cards and writing letters for this special occasion. Feel free to have your children watch this link. They can fold a piece of paper, create the front cover, write a love note/letter on the inside and then decorate the back.