If there was a gold medal given for perseverance and sheer grit, every member of Team Awesome would have received one yesterday. It made my heart sing to see the sheer determination from those new skaters on the ice. It also made me a little ashamed of my own lack of similar joyful determination when learning something new and difficult. Many of the children had never been on skates (as evidenced from the spaghetti legs and slapstick falls) and spent more time getting up than they did actually staying up. And some of those falls were hard- there might be bruises. But not one single child asked to have their skates taken off early. Not one of them complained or cried or whined. And every face had a beaming smile despite the difficulties some of them were having staying on their feet, much less actually moving. And a big thank you to those parents and family members who were able to come with us. It makes activities like this so much easier when there are extra adults to help out. I am so proud of Team Awesome!
Theo is proud of his backpack, Olivia showed us her purse and a fossil, Jacqueline loves her motorized mice and Azaan shared his monster truck.
Library book exchange day is on Mondays. We try to exchange Take Home Books Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday but it doesn't always happen.
We will be having our very first video conference with the Alaska Zoo on Monday, Feb. 1. (Yay!)
Tuesday, Feb. 2 is Groundhog Day.
Thursday, Feb. 4 is Hockey Day @ BEST and we will be welcoming the Stanley Cup as well as some hockey alumni such as Lanny McDonald, Cassie Campbell- Pascall, Corey Hirsch, Mark Napier and James Sebalski. They will be at BEST from 9:00-10:00.
Friday, Feb. 5 is Fresh Air Friday. Mrs. Farber and I were planning some snow activities at the school but due to the recent and unexpected warming our plans will have to change. Oh well. Make sure the children are dressed for possible mud.
February family projects are due next week, Friday, Feb. 6 or whenever they are done.
No Limits Fitness on 8th is offering free squash on Family Day for anyone interested.
Tired of reading this yet? We are still missing ALL of our coloured plastic spoons, three forks and two knives (and the plug from the sink). And of course, scissors.
Thank you to Ciara and her family for the donation of a book to our classroom.
Go forth and Be Awesome!
Mrs. Bowden & Mrs. Farber
We have taught many grades, including high school, but LOVE teaching primary.