Monday, November 12, 2012

Polar Bear Adoption: SEVEN polar bears!

Students have been working hard on their polar bear adoption cookie fundraiser and their hard work paid off on Friday when they were able to adopt SEVEN polar bears.  Way to go Grade 1s!!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Remembrance Day

Before we attended the Remembrance Day service at the high school this morning, we read about animals involved in war on this website.  It was really interesting to find out how animals helped during the wars.  Students summarized their learning by Tweeting facts about each animal - check out @MrsObachsClass at

16 students, 4 volunteers and 47 dozen cookies later!

What a busy day!  We started making cookies for the polar bear adoption fundraiser today with the help of some wonderful parents and community members.  Students worked in teams to mix, bake, bag and deliver cookies.  Students even took the great photographs below.  I saw lots of learning today as students worked together: reading recipes, measuring ingredients, counting cookies and excellent cooperation. Together we made 47 dozen cookies this afternoon!  We were very lucky to have such strong support – thank you to our volunteers for their partnership!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Grocery Shopping

We went to the co-op this week to buy groceries for our cookie fundraiser.  This is the grocery list that students made after reading many recipes and deciding on the best recipes to make.  Students did a great job of working together at the grocery store and they carried lots of heavy bags of groceries back to the school!  Way to go Grade 1s.