Here is work on Triceratops: 
 
 
The afternoon class had a pirate dress-up this week.  We completed pirate activities like creating an authentic looking treasure map, making 'Wanted' posters, and playing 'Pin the Eye Patch on the Pirate".  Having everyone dressed up like pirates led to a fun afternoon of imaginative play!  

A special thank you to Finn and Kaliko for sharing their extra pirate gear with their classmates.

We also played the pirate games/activities on this website: http://www.cbc.ca/kids/games/pirates/index.html
 
 
More and More Dinosaurs
By Luka

Once upon a time it was the rest of a story.
And then there was Tyrannosaurus Rex, and then a Velociraptor, and then they were friends.
It was a friendship.
And then there was Triceratops who bumped his friendship because he didn't want to have a friendship anymore.
Princess Megan
By Megan

Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess named Megan.
She had two pet kitties named Elmo and Pearl.
There was a fire breathing dragon who tried to eat the beautiful princess named Megan. 
And the kitties just purred.
A prince came and puted a sword in the dragon.
And the beautiful princess went to a ball with the prince.
The Princess and the Dragon
By Dorine

Once upon a time there was a dragon and a princess.
One day they went to the park to play and it rained.  
And then they runned until they falled into the mud.
They hurried home and dressed up and they went to bed.
And then the early morning they waked up early and they went outside to play.
And then it was night and they sleep.
The end. 
 
 
Pirate and Barbie
By Ameilie 

Once upon a time there was an invisible pirate.
He went looking for a butterfly to help him. 
But then a castle appeared and a Barbie looked out the window.
The end.
Zombies Vs. Pirates Dinosaurs
By Nathan

One day there's two pirates swimming to an island.
The zombies were tere and the pirates were fighting them right now.
And there's dinosaurs - blue, purple, and black dinosaurs - fighting the zombies.
The pirates and the dinosaurs win.

The Pirate
By Samantha

A little girl is walking.
The pirates come and tear her away.
And one day there was a little girl, her name was Sam.
This girl steals the treasure away from the bad guy.
Untitled
By Seth

I love my mom so much and I like to play with the dogs.
 
 
"How do you Meet a Cow"
By Gabriella

First there was a cow and then a horse came up.
They played together all day and laughed and laughed.
Then they were so hot they got ice cream.
The flavours were chocolate and strawberry.
Horse read his own book and cow read her own book. 
And the books were: 'How do you Meet a Cow?' and 'How do you Have a Music Day?'
"Pirates"
By Rayyan

Once upon a time there were invisible pirates on a pirate ship and they were looking for buried treasure.
There were mean pirates that were not invisible and they hit the invisible pirates with their swords and knocked them in the water. 

"The Two Pirates"
By Finn S.

Once upon a time there was two pirates.
They were sailing and a wind came.
They fall off the ship but then they swam back to shore.
More pirates came.
The end. 
"The T-Rex Didn't Know What to Do"
By Jesse

Once upon a time a T-Rex didn't know what to do.
Another T-Rex came and they played hockey all the time.
The end.
 
 
Last week the children used puffy paint (a mixture of shaving cream and glue) to create snow scenes.  We quickly discovered that in order for the paint to remain puffy, it had to be dabbed onto the paper - rather than spreading it around with our paint brushes.  
 
 
Picture
Here are the children's self-portraits for the month of January.  We are so impressed with the growth we can already see in their drawings!  

A teacher sits with the children who are completing their drawings, cueing them to add details and hold their pencils correctly, but they do the drawings themselves.  We are very proud of their hard work! 

 
 
"Princess Leia Land"
By Leia

One day Princess Leia was playing in the water.
A storm comes and it rains.
Luke Skywalker comes and plays with her - they play leapfrog, they play with blocks too. 
"E-A-N-D-O"
By Tobias

In the forest a cougar was roaring at a lion.
They fight.

"Unititled"
By Kaliko

A little boy and a little girl were making a snowman.
And a big storm comed.
And then they went inside and then they went to bed and then it was close to summer.
 
 
"The Bear and the Squirrel Met Friends"
By Augustus

Once upon a time there was a bear, and that bear was sad because he lost his old friend.
But one day the bear set off and he found a friend that was up in a tree.
And that friend's name was Mr. Oldy Squirrel.
Mr. Oldy Squirrel was so scared at first, so the bear told him he was a good bear.
The end.
"Every Pirate Gone"
By Luka

The invisible pirates jump on the ship. 
Two pirates and invisible pirates fight them off their ship.
The two pirates fall in the sea.
They don't know how to swim.
"The Two Girls are the Best Friends"
By Aroh

Once upon a time two girls built an igloo.
They went inside and then a boy named Aroh came along, he wanted to go in the igloo too.
The girls let him in and they stayed friends for the rest of their lives.
The end.
"There's a Snowman"
By Kinan

A boy makes a snowman.
Then the boy is sleeping and the snowman breaks.
 
 
Activity Description:
Everyday we will be acting out stories told by two of our class members.  During centre time the two students (who are chosen by pulling names out of a jar) work with Jenny to create their stories.  They then identify the characters in their stories and choose which of their peers will be playing the roles.  A tracking sheet is used to ensure all students have equal turns in both the storytelling and the acting portion of this daily activity.

A photocopy of your child's story will be sent home the day she/he tells it, so that your family can read it also.  Perhaps you will want to act out the stories at home too!    

"Race"
By Finn C.

There was a guy who had a motorcycle with flames and a monster on it and he crashed.
Then another guy went super fast and it was snowing and he slipped off his bike and jumped onto a pole.
Then three more motorcycles cam and they zoomed and they won the race.

"Triceratops"
By Jasper

A mommy and a daddy Triceratops are cooking plants for their babies.  
And the babies are cooking plants for the mommy and daddy.
A T-Rex eats them all.
And then a Velociraptor eats the T-Rex.
Then a giant dinosaur eats the Velociraptor.
The end.
"Pender Island"
By Cooper

Did you know on Pender Island the fridge was really stinky and there was a big blob of mould in it. 
My mom had to use bleach and she told us to stay away.
Sillus had to stay away too.
"Snowman"
By Lowyn

Once upon a time there was two boys named Cooper and Finn.
They built a snowman with Lowyn.