The first graders began to prepare for their Sharing the Planet unit by inviting Charles Bedford in from the Nature Conservancy. He talked about their mission and some of the ways they help protect our natural environment. We will be raising money for The Conservancy this upcoming Casual Dress Day in February.
Charles' big brother, Daniel the author came for a special visit to share with the class a book he had written as a 1ài student last year. The students were amazed by the great book he had written for our patterned text unit, "I Like It When." Will any of this year's students come back and share their books next year?
Thank you to Rory's mom for sharing an English treat, Fairy Cakes. The kids cut out the tops of some delicious chocolate muffins to make their wings. With a bit of chocolate frosting and a dash of sprinkles, they made some beautiful and tasty creations.
Grade 1 Market Day preparation is in full swing. We had a trial run this morning and had a practice market. After getting over the disappointment that they wouldn't be bringing home an actual TV or iPhone, the kids got into the spirit and had fun being a buyer or a shopkeeper with their Grade 5 buddy. And no, there was no bargaining allowed (an actual question from the kids...)!
The students went walking into Sai Kung Town on Friday to see what sorts of goods and services were being sold. Before leaving the students were asked to predict which they would see more of, goods or services. The opinions were pretty mixed as were the results. There were such a variety of things for sale! The students loved the look around and definitely didn't mind stopping by the park for a few minutes on our way back. Special thanks to Miss Cheryl, Miss Lady and Angie Law for coming along with us!
We enjoyed a rousing game of duck, duck, goose this morning with our grade five buddies. It was a beautiful, sunny morning and the kids enjoyed getting outside to stretch their legs before getting on with the more serious business of math.
We had a chocoholic feast on Wednesday when Olle's mom and dad came in and taught us how to make a Swedish favorite, Chokladbollar. The kids were quite impressed with their efforts and even had a chance to bring several home to share. Hope you enjoyed! Thank you to Olle's mom and dad for sharing their time and efforts and also the recipe below.
100 gram butter
1,5 dl suger
1 T vanilla powder
3 T cacao powder
2 T water
5 dl quick oats
Make sure the butter is soft before you start. Mix the butter and the sugar
Then add the rest of the ingredients and make it in to a smooth "doug".
Once done start rolling little ball in any size you prefer. To garnish you can
roll the balls in coconut-flakes, sprinkles or sesame seeds.
Can be keep in the refrigerator for up to a week
For the adult version you can add coffee instead of water
Three-legged races, sprints, sack races, obstacles courses...oh my! We are deep into training for Sports Day on February 13th, one of the most anticipated days of the year. Our little athletes are having fun and giving it thier all!
We took a magical trip to Sweden on Wednesday when Sophie's mom read us two Swedish favorites, Pippi Longstocking and Peter in Blueberryland. Thank you!