Monday, 29 September 2014

Bus Ridership

Today was bus ridership day at school. Bus Driver Bob came and taught us all how to be safe on the bus. He also taught us what to do if there was an emergency.

The kids in Room 8 were great listeners. Here's what they learned:

You should listen to Bob - Justin

When you walk you should stand straight and tall - Matthew

No standing in front of the bus - Landyn

When you're lining up, don't go anywhere - Yuan

Before you walk into the street, don't go in the "danger zone." - Renee

We stand on the bus and we walk up the stairs by being safe. -Brayden

We were sitting nicely. 

Bob taught us that if there's an emergency we go out the back. -Parker

Friday, 26 September 2014

Terry Fox Part 2

Today was a very exciting day! We got two new students in our class. The Room 8 kids did an excellent job of making them feel welcome and being great helpers.

 This morning we all participated in the Terry Fox Run. Even though it was very hot out, we all ran and walked the whole time! Thanks to all of the families who sent money for the Terry Fox Foundation. Our school raised over $300!

Here's what the kids had to say about Terry Fox:
 He had a different leg - Isabella 
 He kept running and running and running - Yuan 
 He ran for a very long time - Matthew 
 He runs really fast with his robot leg - Brayden 
 We were running - J 
 Terry Fox was hopping and running -Jolena 
 We were running because Terry Fox was running - Parker 
 He was running through Canada from far away - Justin 
 He runs so fast - Alfonso 
 He got bad cancer and the doctors couldn't fix it - Charlotte

At the end of the day we had 2 more fire drills. The students did an excellent job of walking quickly and quietly and lining up in front of the school.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Terry Fox Run Part 1

Tomorrow is our annual Terry Fox Run. We will run to remember Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope and help to continue to raise money for cancer research.

The run will take place during period 4 rom 11:00-11:35. Staff and students will walk or run in the field behind the school.

Each staff member and student is encouraged to bring a toonie or other amount to help support this cause.  100% of the proceeds will go to the Terry Fox Foundation.

Today the students in Room 8 learned about who Terry Fox was.  They learned that he got very sick with cancer. He tried to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. The students are excited to bring money tomorrow and run to help continue Terry's work.

I showed them this short slideshow and the first 5 minutes of the following video to help explain why we are running tomorrow.

Terry Fox - Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

(The students only watched the first 5 minutes. We focused on how brave Terry was, not on his sickness or eventual death)