Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Food Drive Preparations

As the Christmas season draws near, it is time for our school's annual food drive in support of the Surrey Food Bank. This year the food drive will be organized by Division 9. Today we spent the afternoon working on various committees to get things ready. What excellent teamwork everyone showed!

Designing posters to put up
around the school.
Working on part of the bulletin
board display.
Writing announcements to say over the
P.A. to let other students know about
the food drive.
Organizing how food will be
collected from each classroom.
Typing up a notice to be sent home to
let families know about the food drive.
Creating a chart to keep
track of how much food we gather.

Did you know that the Surrey Food Bank serves 15 000 people every month?!  42% of these people are children and babies. Division 9 is taking initiative and doing their part to make sure that people do not go hungry over the holidays.

The top ten most-needed items at the food bank are:

  • Powdered baby formula
  • Canned fish/meat
  • Healthy cereal (hot or cold)
  • Meals in a tin (pork and beans, stew)
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Wholegrain pasta/rice
  • Pasta sauce
  • Canned and dry soups
  • Mac and cheese
Please donate as generously as you can!

The video below shows some of the people involved with the Surrey Food Bank.

Friday, 25 November 2011

Student of the Week - Ivana

Ivana is our student of the week for making the biggest improvement on today's three times table posttest. Way to go!

Custom Glitter Text

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Text Features


This week in reading, we have started learning about nonfiction text features.  Text features are things in nonfiction books that help us to find and better understand information.  A few examples of text features are:
  • diagrams
  • headings
  • glossary
  • captions

Today we worked in partners to do a text feature scavenger hunt using nonfiction books from the school library.  What are some text features you know?  How do they help you when you are reading nonfiction books?