Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Flat Friends on a Nova Scotia Ferry

WooHoo! Flat Stella, Chris, Luke and Ms. Flat had some great fun on the Ferry (read more here on Sara's blog)

Hey, friends at home -- Can you read the sign? Naughty flat friends :)

Monday, May 28, 2012

Flat Friends in Australia

Before flying home, the Flat Friends listened to some aboriginal music. Flat Angry Bird was lucky enough to pose with her new friend! He actually knew all about the Flat Stanley project! It is a big world, yet such a small world.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Flat Friends on the Wharf in Nova Scotia

Flat Stella, Chris, Luke and Ms. Flat are apprenticing to be fishermen!


Please read all about it on Sara's Blog!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Flat Layla in London

Flat L visited The Stoney Creek Trail in London, Ontario.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Florida Friends in another garden!

Gardens are beautiful in Florida!. Here are Flat Cristella, Flat Rockstar, Flat Yoda and Flat Cate. They look very well rested during their vacation!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Flat Friends at the Sydney Opera House!

 Our flat friends really enjoyed the Sydney Opera House. Here is a pictutre of Flat Angry Bird, Flat Matthew and Flat Maya on the steps in front of the Opera:


And here is Flat Maya -- she looks very excited about the opera, doesn't she?

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Grandfather Frog

Grandfather Frog
Louise Seaman Bechtal

Fat green frog sits by the pond,
Big frog, bull frog, grandfather frog.
Croak, croak, croak
Shuts his eye, opens his eye,
Rolls his eye, winks his eye,
Waiting for
A little fat fly.
Croak, croak, croak
I go walking down by the pond,
I want to see the big green frog.
I want to stare right into his eye.
Rolling, winking, funny old eye.
But oh! he hears me coming by.
Croak, croak,

Words of the Week

Grade 1 (and 2)
Bonus Word: shape

Grade 2
Bonus Word: splash 

Why a poem about frogs?
We have tadpoles in the class! They are quite small -- and are actually toad tadpoles -- not frog tadpoles. Many of them already have back legs. Some have back legs and front legs but they still have their tails. We have a platform in the aquarium. just in case they are ready to climb out. Ask you child about our tadpoles. Ask them what the tadpoles eat. What will they eat when they change into toads (or frogs)? We are studying The Needs of Living things (Grade1) and Animal Life Cycles (Grade 2)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


By Dick Wilmes
I took a little seed one day
About a month ago.
I put it in a pot of dirt,
In hopes that it would grow.

I poured a little water
To make the soil right.
I set the pot upon the sill,
Where the sun would give it light.

I checked the pot most every day,
And turned it once or twice.
With a little care and water
I helped it grow so nice 

Words of the Week     (th)
Grade 1
bonus word: there

Grade 2 (the Grade 2's will be practicing the Grade 1+Grade 2 words)

bonus word: think

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Flat L visits London Ontario

 We had a new student join Room 15 after we had mailed off the other Flat Friends. She still made a Flat Stanley and called her Flat L! She came home with Ms. Brown and Ms. Brown took her to visit London, Ontario, where Ms. Brown grew up. 

First she enjoyed the 2 hour drive:

Then she visited the pet show to see the fish: 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

My Puppy

My Puppy

It’s funny
my puppy
know just how I feel.

When I’m happy
he's yappy
and squirms like an eel.

When I’m grumpy
he's slumpy
and stays at my heel.

It’s funny
my puppy
knows such a great deal.

By Aileen Fisher

Words of the Week
Grade 1
bonus word: every

Grade 2
bonus word: grumpy  

(we are focusing on y -- when it is making the vowel sound "ee") These words are tricky, and a bit advanced for the Grade 1's, but I think that they are ready for it! 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Materials, Objects and Structures

 We had a Scientist visit the Grade 1 students. (The Grade 2 Students will have their Scientist visit on May 9) Scientist Karin taught us all about Materials, Objects and Structures. A huge thank you to the parents who helped! We honestly cannot do it without you.

We learned that OBJECTS are made out of MATERIALS, and that materials have different properties.

We learned that there are 3 main purposes for structures 
1) To SUPPORT a load (chairs, desks, shelves)
2) To SPAN a gap (bridge, doors, windows, stairs)
3) To ENCLOSE or CONTAIN a person or object (Houses, bins, backpacks)

We built some structures

We learned that FASTENERS hold materials or structures together.

We learned the best way to build a structure so that it will be strong:

We worked as a group to build stools!

We learned that cylinders are the strongest shapes for supporting structures, and that many cylinders together are very strong.

Our stools are in our classrooms now. They are very strong. Even Ms. Brown can sit on them :)

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Flat Friends in Sydney Harbour!

Our Flat Friends had so much fun in Sydney -- here they are visiting Sydney Harbour!

Flat Angry Bird, Flat Maya and Flat Matthew hanging out...

Oops! They missed the water taxi! Well, they will just have to wait for the next one....

Meanwhile, Flat Matthew poses for a photo - op in front of the bridge.

And Flat Angry Bird is very pleased that her outfit matches this boat!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Florida Friends in the Garden

 Our Flat Friends in Florida had so much fun outside in the beautiful gardens!

Flat Yoda hiding in the flowers:

Flat Rockstar

Flat Cristella:

Flat Cate :
Thanks Jocelyn! (we will show more garden frolicking next week!)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A Meal By the Sea

A Meal by the Sea

I dream of a meal by the seaside
I dream of a meal by the sea
A seat on the beach
With the sea within reach
And peaches and cream for my tea.
Yes, please!

Words of the Week

Grade 1
bonus word: please

Grade 2
bonus word: please

We are focusing on "ea" this week!