Friday 13 January 2012

We are looking forward to the arrival of wild salmon eggs that we will keep in an aquarium in our classroom this winter/spring.

Each year the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) sponsors the Salmon Enhancement Program in the Classroom. Eggs are delivered to teachers that are interested all over the North Shore and the Lower Mainland where they are raised and taken care of by students. Once they are old enough to feed, we will start feeding them up to 4 times daily before releasing them, healthy and strong, back into the wild.

Our clutch of salmon eggs will be delivered to our school January 25.

We will continue to learn about this fascinating fish species with all its quirkiness and determination to survive throughout this term.

Homework:
Complete the Salmon life cycle, and complete a Salmon Title Page.

Also, our buddy class (Ms. Nykyforuk's Gr 2 ) class have been studying dinosaurs. We will be helping our buddy class make a papier måché dinosaur over the course of the next four to five weeks, meeting once a week. We've met once, and all buddies have sketched a dinosaur of their choosing. For next Wednesday, all students should be on the lookout for cardboard tubes such as come in the centre of paper towel rolls, or toilet paper rolls. Empty plastic bottles will also be useful as the "body". If you can help out by donating any of these recyclables, that would be most appreciated.

This Monday 16 January students do not attend, as it a district-wide Curriculum Implementation Day.

Pray for snow!!

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