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Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Robert Munsch - Canada's FAVOURITE Author

We 'kicked' off Munsch week with this wonderful story of a little girl, Tina, from a Dene Reserve, who loved her new socks so much she wouldn't take them off to wash.
One aspect of reading is making connections with the text.  That is the point of the Literacy Bags that are sent home each weekend, having the children make connections with the stories inside through games, activities and the cuddling with a stuffed animal.
 For the story of SMELLY SOCKS, the students made a ,text to self connection, thinking about a time that they wanted something and asked their parents for it.  How did the parents react?

Using these cute patterns created by Amy Lemons, the children wrote their experience onto their own sock.

We finally counted the various food items that families donated and there were 38 items!  Thank you for your generousity and willingness to give alms during our Lenten season.
The students had their first lesson on how to skip using a long rope.
To begin with, the rope is swung back and forth, to allow the children to feel comfortable with continuing the bounce-bounce pattern.

Please come to the Parent Council sponsored puppet show featuring six of Robert Munsch's stories next Wednesday, March 11th.  Younger siblings are welcome too.  I believe that the performance starts at 9:30 but do check the school newsletter and website to confirm all the details.
Later that week, on Friday, March 13, the students at Madonna will again have an opportunity to give alms and support the Holy Family Association through a one dollar donation to wear a hat in class.  Over the years students have worn some crazy hats, but those usually end up off the head pretty quickly.  Choose a hat that the student can comfortably work in for the day so that they get to enjoy this once a year special day.

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