I am sorry to report that after school ended today, the decision was made to cancel the trip to La Salle.  We have been monitoring the weather and there was a special weather statement made for the area.  We understand that a lot of time and effort was put in by all of you for this trip and hope that we can still have a fun day.

We are inviting parents to come in at 1:10 p.m. to Rousseau to have a picnic lunch and play with your children until the end of the day.  We will have use of the library as well.  If you can’t come, and would like to send in food in the morning, we completely understand. Students can still bring a light lunch (for at least the first nutrition break), and then can enjoy the snacks and other food items in the afternoon. There will be a trip refund. Details to follow.

Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.  We hope you can still join us.

Kind Regards,

Mrs. Wilkinson and

Mrs. Carte Combs

Week Ahead June 25-28

It’s hard to believe this is the last week of school!  We have a busy and fun week planned.

Monday, June 25 (day 4)

  • report cards to go home
  • music JK
  • library SK
  • Buddies!

Tuesday, June 26 (day 5)

  • A visit from Mrs.Robinson
  • library JK
  • visit the neighbouring park

Wednesday, June 27 (day 1)

  • Year-end Celebration at La Salle Park

Thursday, June 28 (day 2)

  • Last day of school
  • We will be doing our celebrating on Wednesday so we will not be having a “party”.  Ace is bringing in a fruit tray to share for his bday.  That should be a delicious treat on the last day.
  • SKs will visit their new grade 1 class in the pm
  • JKs will stay with Mrs.Carte Combs in their SK class 🙂

Friday, June 29

  • Summer Vacation!!!!
  • PA day (no school)


The escape to next door

Today we visited the park next door.  It is the park adjacent to the school.  A little change to the routine released joy.  The class had the best time running between the two parks and trying all the equipment.  We were so proud at how they listened and followed the guidelines we set out.  Here are a few photos from our outing.



Sliding and hanging…

The monkey bars were a great challenge.  Gracie, Avery and many others loved the challenge.  Below are a couple of videos of some ELP2 Monkeys. The sense of accomplishment can be seen on their faces.



Counting Pigs

Livia asked me and a few classmates to play “the piggy game”.  It’s a fun dice game which involves taking turns and counting.  Just try not to roll a wolf!

Paige used 1:1 correspondence when counting her pigs.  Paige was also very aware of her peers’ total and often offered to share when someone had less.  Great sportsmanship!

Livia grouped her pigs by colour and moved her pigs while she counted to help her keep track.

Joey found her total of pigs in a different way.  She saw “4+1=5”.

Gracie made a math sentence “4+3+2=9”.

Thomas organized his blue pigs in rows of 3s to help him keep track.  “6+3+1=10”





The students have been showing an interest in spiders during exploration in the outdoor classroom. We wanted to continue that work inside and made it a focus at our story time.  Chase recognized the book as “nonfiction”.  The students then used drawings, writing, and open ended art materials to share their understanding of spiders.

Chase and Emma G drew Black Widow spiders.  Chase’s spider has caught a fly in its web.


Gemma used clay to form a spider’s body making sure to add eight eyes and two body sections.  “This one is the tummy (abdomen).”

Sam built a web with popsicle sticks, tape, and pipe cleaners.  He drew a picture around the web.  He explained that the spider’s web was formed between two trees to catch the insects flying towards the sticky web.

Emma Y. wrote “Baby spiders are called spiderlings.”

Ryan put 4 qtips on each side of his spider for a total of 8 legs.  He created a web starting with a triangle and then added “circles getting bigger and bigger.”

Parker build a spider with “two fangs for the venom”.

Katie used a variety of material to make a spider.  She had to do some quick math when she only counted 6 legs.  “I need two more”.

Even though we know a lot about spiders we are still questioning and want to know more!

Sharks in ELP2

Our class certainly loves sharks.  Parker G. wears his shark hat everyday.   Luka can tell us tons of facts about sharks!  Chase and Emma Y. had sharks on their shirts today!

We read Shark in the Park today which has some sight words and word families which we explored.  We found the “ark” family  (such as park, bark, mark) and the “ake” family (such as snake, lake, take).  In the water bin we had some of our favourite friends, the sharks.  We also had fins and teeth to help them match up some words.  Some friends even made their own words out of the teeth they found.  They are really biting into this activity.

Week Ahead June 18 – 22

**La Salle Trip forms are due this week. **

Monday, June 18 (day 4)

  • Music JK
  • Library SK

Tuesday, June 19 (day 5)

  • Library JK
  • a play at the neighbouring park

Wednesday, June 20 (day 1)

  • Gym

Thursday, June 21 (day 2)

  • Music SK

Friday, June 22 (day 3)

  • Gym


June 25: Report cards sent home

June 27: Kindergarten Trip to LaSalle Park

June 28: Last Day of School

June 29: PA Day