Ms Soltau's Class

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July 9, 2016
by sarahjane
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Leaving Home

I have handed in my keys and said most of my good-byes.  I am sad to be leaving this amazing place that I have called home for many years.  Okay so it isn’t my home, but it sure feels like it.  I have spent most of my waking hours in this room, in these hallways and in this school.  This school is a special place filled with passion and caring and loving intentions.  It is a place where people care about one another and support each other and work together in the most amazing ways.  Children, families and teachers working together to make our school a place that meets the needs of our learners.  I was priviledged  to have had time with this community.   Change is hard, but good.  I have a solid foundation, thanks partially to the experiences that I have had at our school, so I move on with confidence and gratitude.  Thank you.

November 9, 2015
by sarahjane
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Honestly, October was So Busy!

We have been working hard in Grade 1 & 2. Learning how to learn is hard work, but it is fun. We have been talking a lot about honesty this month in our Classroom Champions unit.  Sometimes telling the truth is hard and we don’t want to do it. We have read several different versions of The Boy Who Cried Wolf, including The Wolf Who Cried Boy.
We discussed how and why being honest is important.

To sum up the month of October it was busy!! Check out this short slideshow to see some of the things we are doing in our class.

Our Busy October on PhotoPeach

October 29, 2015
by sarahjane
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Roots of Empathy

We are very lucky to have Mrs Hagen come into our classroom and do the Roots of Empathy program with us. The highlight of this program is that we have a baby come and visit our classroom once a month. Baby Hazel and her mom Michelle visited our classroom on Tuesday. I was so proud of how respectful and kind my students were with our visits.

After they visited we used Explain Everything to write about this experience. This was the first time we downloaded pictures from Dropbox, used Explain Everything to write and then uploaded our work back to Dropbox. This will become a way that we will often share our learning with you. I hope you enjoy this little video.

February 7, 2015
by sarahjane

The Yukon Quest Has Begun!

yukon quest logo

The Yukon Quest is a 1 600 km dog sled race between Whitehorse, in the Yukon Territory to Fairbanks, Alaska and will last 10 to 16 days.

yukon quest mapYou can follow the race standings live HERE


The organizers of the Yukon Quest take great care to make sure the mushers are ready for the trip.  You can read about how they prepare for the race HERE.

We will be learning all about this race and different types of breeds of dogs who pull these sleds for the next 3 weeks in class.  Come by the school and check out the bulletin board outside our classroom for updated information.


November 6, 2013
by sarahjane

Remembrance Day

On Friday we will have a Remembrance Day Assembly just before 11:00am. We will also have a special presentation by Constable Hobbs about children in Afghanistan. On Monday, November 11 all families are invited to the Cenotaph to remember.

March 10, 2013
by sarahjane

Walking trip to PHSS

Permission was given from David Bouchard for the sharing and use of the images and text for this project.


Don’t forget that we are walking to PHSS  on Monday just after recess. If the weather is bad students will need proper jackets.

We will be working with our HUGE Buddies (Mrs. Walkus’s Grade 10’s) to work on retelling David Bouchard’s Beneath Raven MoonWe will be using this rubric to self-evaluate our retelling.  We will also be using our LiveScribe Pens to draw the retelling.  After we are done with our work we will be sharing lunch together.  We plan to be back to EVES just after noon.

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