Library Activities

Library
Thursday, September 21st, 2017

The Just Read It program is continuing at West Rouge P.S. this year. The aim of the program is to encourage the students to read more often and to enjoy a variety of genres. Book talks with family members is also encouraged as this helps the students make connections to their world through literature. The reading material can be from the library, Scholastic book club orders, home reading materials and can include newspapers, magazines, fiction, non-fiction, bibliographies and more. Enter as often as you wish ( at least one book each week at the students' reading level has been encouraged) to win a prize on the WRPS website. Students are encouraged to sign out a new book during their weekly visit. Kindergarten and grade 1 may sign out one book each week. Grade 2 may sign out two books, grade 3 -6 may sign out three books. I am proud of the students who exchange books on a regular basis. If you encourage your child to bring the book home and have shared reading time, they are more likely to take responsibility for the book and ensure its return. Students request specific book titles. If your child has overdue books, it is respectful to others to return them. Check with your classroom teacher for the scheduled library day.Books can be returned and renewed with an updated due date if the student needs more time to enjoy their selection. Misplaced/lost books are time consuming for everyone to trace. Any parents who wish to volunteer in the library (shelving books, decorating and changing learning centers ) please contact Mrs. Thompson. I encourage you to have meaningful book talk with your children and make some exciting connections to their world through literature. The junior book buddies are a valuable asset at recess. They help keep the book shelves organized! Thank you girls for all of your dedication.


Library Activities - Health

Churchman, Key - Health
Monday, September 25th, 2017

In our first health unit, the grade four students will be identifying the key nutrients provided by foods and beverages and describing their importance for growth, health, learning, and physical performance. They will analyse personal food selections and use Canada's Food Guide (food groups, portion size, serving size) to develop a healthy eating goal appropriate for their age and activity level. Group discussions will focus on ways of promoting healthier food choices in a variety of settings and situations (food courts, camping, trips, school, special events). Participation in class (and at home) , completed notes, a dramatic presentation with a healthy message and a written test will be evaluated.



Hlywa Gr. 2/3, Hummel Gr. 2 - Health
Friday, September 22nd, 2017

In the first health unit, the grade two students will be using Canada's Food Guide to assess the nutritional value of meals and identify food and beverage choices that promote healthy growth and development. They will demonstrate an understanding of how to make healthy food choices for meals and snacks, considering the factors they can and cannot control. Food allergies and sensitivities will be addressed along with the reactions they might cause. The students will gain nutritional knowledge from books, pamphlets, songs and media. Participation in class is encouraged and discussions at home. Make food shopping, meal preparation and snacks a family adventure!
The grade three students are learning how the origins of food affect its nutritional value and environmental impact (processed versus unprocessed foods). Discussions will focus on how local fresh foods and foods from different cultures can be used to expand their range of healthy eating choices. A brief presentation of a chosen food from another country will be evaluated.The students may chose how they present their research (song, game show, puppets, oral). A picture of the food is required no matter what format they chose to present as some students may be unfamiliar with certain foods from other countries.



Gordon- Health
Thursday, September 21st, 2017

In the first health unit, the students are learning to use nutrition facts tables and ingredient lists on food labels to make healthy personal food choices and recognize that every body has different nutritional requirements (diabetics, athletes, pregnant women, heart patients). Discussions will focus on how the media influences food choices. A food label from home (check your recycling bin) is required in their health duotang for upcoming lessons. A dramatic presentation with a healthy message will be evaluated as well as class participation and updated notes.



Mackenzie - Health
Thursday, September 21st, 2017

In the first health unit, the students will use Canada's Food Guide to assess the nutritional value of meals and identify food and beverage choices that promote healthy growth and development. They will understand how to make healthy food choices for meals and snacks, considering the choices they can and cannot control. Food allergies and sensitivities will be discussed as well as the reactions they may cause. The students will gain nutritional knowledge from books, pamphlets, songs and media. Class participation is encouraged as well as discussions at home. Make food shopping, meal preparation and snacks an adventure.



Genco - Health
Thursday, September 21st, 2017

In the first health unit, the students will demonstrate their knowledge of medical, emotional, practical, and societal factors that influence eating habits and food choices (allergies, dental health, food availability, media influences, cultural influences, holidays and celebrations). They will learn to identify hunger and thirst cues and the physical factors that influence their desire to eat and drink. Discussions will focus on the connection between healthy eating and active living. Home discussions will be beneficial to your child when they are actively involved in group dialogue. Updated notes will help them to prepare for their written test. A dramatic presentation with a healthy message will be presented.



Sharpe - Health
Thursday, September 21st, 2017

In our first health unit, the students will learn how the origins of food affects its nutritional value (processed versus unprocessed foods). They will discover how local fresh foods and foods from different cultures can be used to expand their range of healthy eating choices. A brief presentation of a chosen food from another country will be evaluated. The students may choose how they present their research (song, game show, puppets, oral). A picture of the food is required no matter what format they choose to present as some students may be unfamiliar with certain foods from other countries.


Library Activities - Music

Ferguson - Drama , Dance, Music
Thursday, September 21st, 2017

In Drama, the students are learning to demonstrate an understanding of the element of character by adopting thoughts, feelings and gestures relevant to the role being played. The students will explore the use of puppets, masks and literature. In Dance, the students are encouraged to use movements that are part of their daily experience in a variety of ways. Different forms of media and a variety of literature will support their learning. In Music, the students will be encouraged to apply the elements of music when singing, playing instruments and responding to media. The use of simple instruments will be explored.



Health - Sharma Grade One
Monday, September 25th, 2017

In the first health unit, the students will learn why people need food to have healthy bodies (growth, skin, bones, energy). We will discuss Canada's Food Guide and how to make healthy food choices. The students will be aware of hunger and thirst cues and how they can use these to develop healthy eating choices. Please have some informative discussions when food shopping and preparing meals.



Music, Drama - Mr.Smith, Ms. Walia,Mrs.Shkolnik
Monday, September 25th, 2017

The students are learning to use body percussion in understanding beat. They are using simple instruments to perform songs from stories and familiar tunes. Participation in movement songs is encouraged. We are using lummi (rhythm) sticks to emphasize the concept of beat and tempo. We are using movement to dance to music following a variety of themes.


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Library Schedule


Drama- Hummel, Sharma

Drama - Hummel, Sharma
Sunday, September 24th, 2017

The students will understand the element of character by adopting thoughts, feelings, and gestures relevant to the role being played. The children will explore different puppets, masks and literature to help them express different voices and the use of their body in their drama space to be effective in the various roles they portray.


Health- Sharma, Hummel

Health - Shkolnik , Walia
Monday, September 25th, 2017

The students will be learning about nutrition. We are discussing "always" and "sometimes" foods. There are sorting games using food cards, songs to sing about foods which help us grow and stay healthy. The use of puppets and literature will help the students understand how to choose foods which our healthy bodies need. Other topics covered will include safety (home, school, playground, community), germs, clean bodies, respecting others, sharing and good manners. Please engage in some of these discussions at home.


Key- Health

Music - Mrs. McKenzie
Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

The students are applying the elements of music when singing, playing an instrument and moving. For example, when understanding the concept of pitch, they show how pitch can go up or down and use their body to connect the melody with different movements. To understand tempo, the use of a metronome and simple instruments helps them to play a quick beat or a slow beat. We are singing songs in tune and playing familiar songs in unison. The use of class recorders will help solidify the concepts taught in class. Daily practice of ten minutes will help them with finger and breath control. Their notes are in an orange duotang which should be brought home daily. Please keep the recorder in a case (a spare sock works!) for sanitation reasons. Students are shown in class how they can use their practice time at home. We hope to present our talent at the December concert.