Will Stroet came to Thunderbird School on Monday, April 25 and brought his drummer Todd, and his guitarist Winston. We had a great time hearing songs about dancing, reading, exercising, biking and having fun! He even had a song about hygiene!
His website willmusic.ca has lyrics for all of his songs, and you can also purchase your favourite songs like En haute en bas (French action song) or the Bike Safety Boogie.
For the song “Just Imagine,” Will taught us sign language for some of the words. Thank you to Will and the Backyard Band for a great way to start a Monday morning!
April 22 is Earth Day, and it is an opportunity for us to reflect on our world and think about how we can act to preserve our beautiful world.
Two wo of the intermediate students shared “Compost Stew” with us, and we talked about how composting was one positive way to reduce waste at home and at school.
Janet Fraser, our vice-chairperson of the Vancouver Board of Education came to attend our Earth Day assembly on April 21. She is a passionate advocate for public education, and you are welcome to share your concerns with her at Janet.email@example.com
On April 12, we had a wonderful day at Science World. We saw a T-Rex skeleton, bees, tarantulas and a model of a dam. We played with water, balls and a shadow wall. We also attended a Roller Coaster workshop that taught us about force and motion. All day, we learned actively by doing different things. Can you spy the leaf and stick bugs in the photo? Even getting to Science World was an adventure as we took the Skytrain and Division 9 loved the experience!
Ian and Sarah from Dreamrider Theatre came to perform at Thunderbird School on March 31, 2016. Their performance, called ‘Clean Up Your Act,’ taught our students about how to keep Vancouver beautiful. We learned about the impact of littering, graffiti and vandalism as illustrated by Red Riding Hood, the Big Bad Wolf, Goldilocks and the Bear Family (played by 3 Thunderbird students).
As you are doing Spring Cleaning at home, small appliances can be brought to Thunderbird Community Centre for recycling on April 9, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
On March 30, we started to do many activities around the number 100. Students were asked to bring a collection of 100 things. The collections are on display downstairs beside the Staffroom. Division 2 helped us blow up 100 balloons as that was what Ms. Yonka and I brought for 100 Day!
We made a snack with 100 pieces and counted them in groups of 10. We also popped 100 kernels of popcorn and counted the kernels in groups of 5.
We made a picture with 100 dots, a necklace with 100 pieces of cereal, and we also did 100 different stretches and exercises. Please practice counting at home with your child. A good sense of numbers will help your child’s learning in mathematics.