Saturday, December 18, 2010

A Visit from Santa & 1F Reindeer

The Gingerbread Mystery

During the month of December, 1F students worked diligently comparing the characters, settings, and events of a variety of versions of the traditional tale of the Gingerbread Man. We are getting very good at retelling a story!
Next, thanks to the assistance of Mrs. G., we were able to make some delicious gingerbread cookies. We worked very hard decorating the cookies and took great care placing them in the oven to cook. When we went to retrieve our cookies, imagine our surprise when all we found was a note,
"Run, run, run really fast, you can't catch us we are the gingerbread class!"
1F students looked all over the school for the little rascals. They left notes in our gym teacher, Mr. Konrad's class, the office and even in Mrs. Woodruff's library. Poor Mrs. Woodruff thought she may have closed the door on a little brown foot and is pretty sure they left flour on her library floor.
Just before we got ready to go home there was a knock on our classroomdoor. One of the GNPS staff caught the little stinkers running down the hall. Needless to say, we gobbled them up quickly before they could escape again! It was an exciting day!
Lise Fellbaum

1F Gingerbread Mystery on PhotoPeach

Monday, December 13, 2010

Feliz Navidad


North Point's IBand performs some popular Christmas carols for us. Amazing! Please Santa, bring Ms. Fellbaum an IPad for Christmas.......

Lise Fellbaum

Canadian Coins


This week we are going to be having some fun with coins during our Numeracy Block. In grade one students are required to name the coins and know their corresponding values. They must also be able to represent money amounts to 20 cents. We have been tracking the number of days we have been at school using coins, daily, during Marvelous Math Minutes so I am hopeful that students find these concepts easy to grasp. Also, students that are proficient rote counting by fives and tens will find this concept less of a challenge.

Ms. Fellbaum

Friday, December 3, 2010


We had so much fun today learning how to make pottery from Ms. Alice. A special thanks to our family members who came in today to help us out. Check out our talented artists at work. Thank you so much for your support of our program.

Ms. Fellbaum

Our Christmas Pottery Lesson on PhotoPeach

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Our First Book Talks


Each student was invited to bring in a favourite book from home and share a part of the book with us. Some friends read their stories, some did a retelling based on what they remembered and others did a picture walk for us. Students were presented with a variety of literature and this quickly became a highlight of our literacy block as we anticipated the next book to come in.

Thanks for your continued support of our program.

Our First Book Talk on PhotoPeach

Online Advent Calendar


This is a link to an online advent calendar that is lots of fun.

Each day students get to hear about things that happen in Santa's home during the 24 days before Christmas. If you click on the text the story will be read to you. There is also a little mouse hiding in each picture. If you click on the ears of the mouse he will pop out.
Let the countdown begin!
Lise Fellbaum