- Bentley is proud of his seal pup stuffie, Aeverie loves her hockey helmet signed by the Blazers, Olivia showed us her Shopkin Milly Mushroom and Theo had two Lego 'guys'.
- Thank you so much to all the adults who came to help us on our last skating day. Team Awesome (and I) appreciate all of your help.
- Monday, Mar. 7, we Bowl 4 Kids' Sake at Bowler Time. Please send in the permission form and either $5 or a donation if you haven't done so already.
- Wednesday, Mar. 9, we have the awesome hoop dancer Teddy Anderson joining us for a presentation in the gym at 1:00. Feel free to join us (he really is pretty cool).
- Friday, Mar. 11, is Fresh Air Friday. Please dress your child appropriately as it is chilly and windy down on the beach.
- My black polar fleece zip up light coat has gone missing. It fell off the back of my chair while the children were getting ready to go at the end of the day on Tuesday and someone went home with it. If you see it, please return it as it is a favourite.
- I will be asking you to send 1 or 2 small boxes, tubes etc. with your child the beginning of the week of March 14-18 so we can build leprechaun traps (please not before because I have no place to store them all). In previous years the pesky little guy has made fools of us all by eluding our traps so hopefully this is the year we catch him and get rich!
- There will be no family project for March but the April one came home this week and is due Thursday, April 7 or whenever it is finished.
- Scholastic book orders were due today, Friday, Mar. 4, in the hopes that they will get here before we leave for Spring Break. If you had wanted to make an order and didn't get it to me by today, please send it no later than Monday.
- There are a large number of winter items hanging about on top of our hallway shelves that likely won't be needed again this year. Please have a look and take home any items that belong to your child. The Lost & Found is also bulging at the seams so glance in there too.
- Thank you to Ciara and her family for the donation of a book and to Seth and his family for the donation of some earphones.
We have finally- despite many many interruptions- finished off our polar animals unit. The unit wound up at the end of last week with an experiment- you probably saw the photos in last week's The Week In Photos post and had no idea what we were doing. We learned that polar animals are able to stay warm in such frigid temperatures because of a thick layer of blubber. The children thought it was a silly idea that fat could keep animals warm so we put fat to the test. We slipped one hand into the 'blubber glove' made of lard and left the other naked and then submerged both into icy water. The blubber glove won hands down- pardon the pun! It kept our fingers toasty warm while the other hand could barely stand to be in the water longer than 10 seconds. It was left on the science table for the afternoon so Team Awesome could have another go at it but I'm not sure anyone was willing to retest our conclusions. I think I'll forego the blubber and keep my down-filled coat for next winter.
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