Special Events Reporters: Cody, Jennifer, Kristen,
March 4, 2002.
The Grade Primary students taped a recording of Five Little Pumpkins and it
was played over the PA system at Hallowe'en. In November, they recited a
poem at the Remembrance Day Assembly, and in February were able to celebrate the
100th Day of School. In March, the Primaries are looking forward to the
Brown Bag Olympics as they develop their "healthy recess snacks"
The Grade One students are learning about the Irish at
the moment. They are reading Irish Folktales and learning about those
little green men called leprechauns. That's the luck of the Irish!
The Grade Twos recently celebrated the 100th Day of
School with the presentation of their 100's collections. They have learned
about African History in February, and prepared for Math Night, when parents
came to school and their children showed them what they were learning in Math.
The Grade Threes are studying "our
community," and will have two speakers who will talk about their roles in
the community. "Our community" is the Social Studies theme that develops
through the early grades.
The Grade Fours are studying Egyptian life and people. They are
designing a slide show for their PowerPoint presentations. The grade fours
are also learning to write in hieroglyphics.
In Science, they are doing experiments with sound, and in Social Studies, they
are learning about African Americans.
In Health, the grade fours are making models of the human body using paper, and
in Math, they are working on division and probability.
The Grade Five students are currently finishing their
PowerPoint learning projects. These projects show what the students have
researched about the provinces and territories in Canada.
Mr. MacLean's Grade Six students are doing some
fund-raising for their end-of-year class trip. They have $2.00 almond
chocolate bars and would appreciate it very much if you would buy one because
they are trying to raise $900.00. Their other special event at the moment
is the mini winter Olympics which they are holding in the gym. We hope
they do well.
Resource: There's a lot of work done in
Resource. Everyone likes to read in Resource and the most popular books
are Magic Key and Zack Files. Students also work on writing and spelling,
and some work on Math.
Gym: Intramurals are held as follows:
Tuesday -- Girls in 4-5-6
Thursday -- Boys in 4-5-6
Mrs. Lamoureux is our new Caretaker at Northbrook School. She is
doing a wonderful job keeping the school nice and clean. It is very
helpful when the students do their part to keep the school clean. So far,
Mrs. Lamoureux is very pleased with the help she gets, adding that " It
just needs a little TLC." Mrs. Lamoureux does the Gym every morning,
and says that good weather plays a big part in making her work easier. She
also says, " I can't stand dust!" Welcome to Mrs. Lamoureux.