The Wiggly Tooth

Laugh and Learn with Mrs. Thomas and her Kindergarten Class

Butterflies Arrived

Our butterflies have arrived! We are harvesting ‘Painted Lady’ Butterflies. They are a colourful butterfly native to our area. They live for about 1 year from egg to death. The small caterpillars will soon be big, fat caterpillars – just like in Eric Carle’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

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Good Bye Alex Aitken

 

After teaching for more than a dozen years at Alex Aitken Elementary, I will be saying good-bye to this amazing school. Thank you for the opportunity to work with great students, teachers, support staff and administration over the years. I have truly enjoyed my time at Alex Aitken. However, I am excited about my new adventure. I look forward to working in another amazing school in School District 79.

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Family of Birds

For Father’s Day, students created a family of birds to represent their own family. Students counted the number of people in their family to use as the number of birds of their wire. Next, students selected colours for their art. The overall artwork was stunning. Students were proud to give their art to their dad this weekend.

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Beach Adventure

Beach Day – Rain or shine. We weren’t kidding! And it rained! I must acknowledge the positive attitudes of all the students and parents – amazing! Students had an opportunity to find treasures at the ocean such as crabs, mussels, clams, oysters, hermit crabs, barnacles, starfish, sanddollars and seals. After the beach, we ate a picnic lunch before heading back to school. One student exclaimed, “This is the funnest day ever!” 

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Release

Our butterfly garden is a success! The butterflies that we released today perched on our flowers for a long time. This gave students an opportunity to really observe the butterflies up close.

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Painted Ladies

The first Painted Lady emerged from its chrysalis after a few weeks transforming into a butterfly. Students will have a chance to watch the butterflies feeding and flying, before being released into the wild.

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