We will be having a BAKE SALE on Friday, May 24 to raise money for the PROTECTION of rhinos, the REHABILITATION of survivors and in support of CONSERVATION EDUCATION. If you are able could each child provide a dozen of some type of baked goods for Friday that would be very helpful. Thank you for your support!
If you are interested in reading more about details you can check them out HERE.
A couple of weeks ago Siyanda the Rhino arrived in our class. She was the inspiration for us to learn about the plight of Rhinos in the world. Rhinos are being hunted to near extinction to be used for medical purposes. Ask any student in our class what you could use in the place of Rhino horn (it’s gross and I am sure they would love to tell you about it.)
As part of this project we contributed to a collective wiki created by the original sender of the Rhinos in South Africa Kathy Sadler . HERE is this wiki – it is great to look at all the other classrooms around the world and see what they have contributed. It is also very sad to hear that Rhino continue to be poached in Kruger National Park .
This is our contribution to the wiki HERE . These posts have all been researched, created and posted by students in our Grade 2 class.
This project included many of our learning intentions for this year.
described and reflected on experiences
they made connections to extended knowledge and
they used a variety of information and resources to solve problems, investigate ideas and answer questions
and I hope that they enjoyed the learning as well!
April 22, 2013 we will be celebrating Earth Day at Eagle View Elementary School. There will be many activities going on during the day from Kindergarten up to Grade 7. Our day will look different than it usually does. We will be doing several special events to celebrate. From recess until lunch we will be participating in a town clean up. With our Buddy Class, we will be outside in a surprise location somewhere in Port Hardy helping to clean up our community. There will also be students does the traditional River Clean-up (if your child wanted to participate they would have brought home a permission slip to participate)
Please make sure that your child is wearing clothing and footwear that is comfortable and warm as we will be outside for several hours during the day. If you have some garden gloves at home it would be great if you could send them to school on Monday, this way we will not have create more garbage using rubber gloves.