Saturday, 22 December 2012

Good Bye Mrs. Brett

Yesterday we had a special assembly to say goodbye to Mrs.  Brett.  It was wonderful hearing students from different classes talk about Mrs. Brett and how she has helped them.  Some of the classes even gave her advice for her new school.  Mrs. Sarchet's class made her special gloves.  We made an iMovie for Mrs. Brett.  It was hard to hear the movie in the gym so Mrs. Leech has put it on our class blog.  We wish Mrs. Brett good luck in her new school and on her new adventures.

Gingerbread Houses

On Thursday we made Gingerbread Houses.  We had a great time decorating our houses with royal icing and candy.  Thank you to all the parents who came to help.  

Friday, 14 December 2012

Using Felt Board and Explain Everything

Today the students tried the app Felt Board and then when they were finished their pictures we moved the pictures into Explain Everything. By using the app Explain Everything they were able to draw, type and record their stories. They had a great time creating and recording stories. What is your favourite story telling app?

Using Draw and Tell for Math

We have been using ipads to communicate our learning in math.  The app Draw and Tell is a great app for primary students to show their learning.  

Saturday, 8 December 2012


On Thursday we measured our gingerbread men.  We had a great time using the different manipulatives (cubes, tiles, blocks, cuisenaire rods, magnetic tiles) to measure the area, perimeter, width, and length of our gingerbread men.  We then wrote the measurements down in our math journals.  

Friday, 7 December 2012

Where are Gingerbread Santa and Candy?

Last weekend Gingerbread Santa and Candy ran away from Sullivan and went to Pacific Heights. Then they ran away from Pacific Heights. We decided to use the app Draw and Tell to make missing posters for Gingerbread Santa. Today the Gingerbread Santa and Candy showed up at Mrs. Morrison's classroom. We are hoping that Gingerbread Santa and Candy will come back to our school soon!

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Our Gingerbread Man is on the move!

Today we found out that Gingerbread Santa and Candy, from Mrs. Sarchet's class have travelled to Pacific Heights Elementary.  We are trying to figure out how they travelled to another school.  You can see them here.  We have sent a message to Pacific Heights to warn them that Candy and Gingerbread Santa are very sneaky and may try to escape.  Maybe they will travel to another school.  We are excited to see where they go next.

Yesterday we found out that Candy and Gingerbread Santa have their own blog now.  You can follow them on their blog at Gingerbread Adventures.  

We hope that they will come back soon!

Monday, 3 December 2012

Our Gingerbread Santa Ran Away

On Friday, Gingerbread Santa came to our classroom. He listened to Mrs. Sarchet read a story on google hangout.
On Monday morning, we arrived at school to find a mess. There was brown paint on the desks and the floor. He had written words in the brown paint. There were 7 envelopes hidden all around the classroom. We found the envelopes and opened them. There were clues inside. Then we formed groups of 2 or 3 students to search for our friend, Gingerbread Santa. Some of us went to the gym, some to the library, the office, our big buddies, grade 2 and room 203. We searched high and low but we didn't find Gingerbread Santa. Where do you think that he went? We made traps to catch him if he comes back to the classroom. Here is a video of our morning. We hope to find our gingerbread friend soon!

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Draw and Tell App

This week we purchased another app for our school ipads.  We now have Draw and Tell HD.  This is a great app for primary students.  It is very easy to use and the students are able to draw and tell about their picture independently.  Here is one of our Draw and Tell stories on patterns.

Google Hangout

Yesterday we had a Google Hangout with Mrs. Sarchet's class and three other grade one classes.  We listened to Mrs. Sarchet read the story The Gingerbread Boy  by Paul Galdone.  We really enjoyed listening to and watching Mrs. Sarchet read on the big screen.  We were sad when the fox ate the gingerbread boy.

We are now going to read other versions of the story.  What is your favourite version?