Monday, April 30, 2012

Kindergarten Fun

There is always something fun happening in the Kindergarten Classroom!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Weights and Measures

The Grade 3 and 4 students are learning about weights and measures in math class.  They are using the balance scales to weigh different objects in the classroom to discover how much they weigh. 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

"Qq" Week

For "Qq" week the Kindergarten class used quills, quietly coloured une courtepointe, and created a class quilt.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Participating in the Forest of Trees Reading Program

Olivet is participating in the Forest of Trees reading program run by the Ontario library Association (OLA). The older students were paired up with students from the Primary Class and together they read the Blue Spruce level books. This further develops the older student’s ability to read aloud, encourages the younger students to practice their reading skills, and allows the younger students to accomplish their reading goals for the program.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Building a House

The Primary Class worked together to build their own house out of sticks from the field.  It was great to see the teamwork and cooperation demonstrated by the students. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Operation Christmas Child

We received this email from St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, the shoebox collection centre we send our school's Operation Christmas Child boxes to.

Dear Partners in ministry,
We are really excited to be able to report to you that your involvement with Operation Christmas Child this past season has brought an overall increase in gift filled shoeboxes of 5%! This is great news. Having each of you partner with St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church – OCC Regional Collection Centre – has made the “Operation” of this great ministry possible. In Canada we brought in 672,274 shoeboxes in the 2011 season. Each gift filled shoebox will reveal God’s unconditional love to a child and also serve as a Gospel opportunity. Our shoeboxes will go to Central & South America, West Africa and Haiti. We could not do it without you.”
God Bless you all,
The OCC Team at St. Andrew’s  Collection Center

Monday, April 16, 2012

Ontario Science Centre

The grade 5 and 6 students have been learning about flight in class. This was the perfect opportunity to go to the Ontario Science Centre and see the exhibit Leonardo da Vinci’s Workshop and the grades 3 and 4 went along. The students tried on wings, worked as a team to build a self-supporting bridge, created electricity by peddling, some of the students event touched the Van de Graaff Generator, and much more! All in all, the field trip was a great opportunity for some fun hands-on learning.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A Visitor in the Primary Class

Bianca very kindly brought her pet snake in to visit the Primary Class. 

The class greatly enjoyed touching and holding the snake. 

A great time was had by all!

Thank you Bianca for sharing your snake with us!

Sunday, April 8, 2012


Have a very happy Easter!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Growing Easter Grass

The Kindergarteners have been growing festive grass.
Can you see the Easter egg hidden inside? 
They even decorated the box!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Valentine's Day Treat Bags

Each Playschooler decorated their own paper bag so that they could collect any Valentine's Day treats that came their way.