Balfour Preschool

Jetting Through January

We've had another busy month in the Fabulous 4-6 classroom.  We've tweaked the daily schedule a little more, so be sure to check it out and see for yourself all the great things that are going on each day.   schedule.Dec.2017.parents-office  We've started an interesting and challenging unit in Social Studies, so let me elaborate more on that in this blog.  Our current unit of study is War and Conflict which will, through novel studies, take us to France, Denmark, South Korea and beyond; telling stories through the eyes of children of how their lives changed under tyranny, standing for right, heroism, and never losing hope.  We've started our first novel study, Twenty and Ten by Claire Hutchet Bishop.  We'll complete this one as a class.  The next novel studies that we'll tackle will be:  Grade 4/5 - Number the Stars by Lois Lowry and the Grade 6 - When My Name was Keoko by Linda Sue Park.  Our field trip to the Rossland Museum will give us a better sense of Canada's contributions, sacrifice and heroism from the Battle of Vimy Ridge to D-Day.  We'll also will be getting our hands on some authentic WW1 artifacts from the Rossland Museum as well as some pretty amazing resources on loan from the Holocaust Museum in Seattle, Washington.  If you'd like to join us in class, we'll have the resources and artifacts in our classroom Tuesday, February 13th.  Send me an email if you're interested, and I'll let you know a specific time.  Yes, February is shaping up to be a very interesting and thought provoking month - and ready or not, here it comes.  Take care everyone.