Early Years

Maker Education

posted Mar 9, 2017, 9:07 AM by Teri Young

The Early Years students have been working in our Maker Education room since the beginning of February now. 
Our focus is in the textiles and computer programming themes. 
Here are a few photos of our progress so far!
Grade 2 student is placing her 20 quilt squares in a 4 x 5 grid to be pinned. She has chosen to do a pattern. 
Can you see the pattern?!
Grade 2 student has pinned her quilt squares, 
and is beginning to sew.
A few grade 1 - 3 students are working on knitting using knitting looms. Another grade 2 student is building onto his website.

Bullying Awareness

posted Feb 22, 2017, 10:00 AM by Teri Young

On top of our part in the live stream event for Pink Day, the early years students experimented with creating a variety of colours of pink to raise awareness for bullying.

Pizza Day!

posted Feb 16, 2017, 12:15 PM by Teri Young   [ updated Feb 16, 2017, 2:01 PM ]

We made pizza today - FROM SCRATCH!!

Earlier in the school year, the early years students had a surplus of baby tomatoes grown in our indoor learning gardens.

With the knowledge, that "no one likes tomatoes", shortly after these beautiful fruits began to appear, it was decided that we will make something delicious out of them!

And then there was pizza!!!

Thank you to Shannon Stebekko for all her cooking skills, and help with this project.


Look at all those beautiful, home-grown tomatoes!
Here is the early years students recipe for the PERFECT pizza and pasta sauce! (We even named it ourselves!)

Trouble seeing the recipe? Click on the links below for a bigger image:

Bell Let's Talk

posted Jan 25, 2017, 11:50 AM by Teri Young

Nothing makes me happier than educating students on real life events and occurrences. Today, is Bell Let's Talk Day. Students and staff at Ste. Marie School celebrated bringing awareness to mental illness by playing hockey outdoors, as a team, and then learning about celebrities we love and how they cope with their mental illnesses day-to-day. Our lessons ended with each student writing what mental illness means to them on a Bell Let's Talk logo. However, the conversation doesn't stop there! We will continue the conversations as the days go on, and continue creating a safe space to talk.  

This Years Christmas Concert is Approaching

posted Dec 19, 2016, 8:46 AM by Teri Young

Here is a SNEAK PEAK into this years Christmas Concert.
Come join us at the Bruxelles Hall tomorrow (Tuesday, December 20th) at 1:30 p.m. for Ste. Marie School's annual Christmas Concert!


We Are Grateful

posted Dec 14, 2016, 8:12 AM by Teri Young




"We're so busy watching out for what's just ahead of us that we don't take time to enjoy where we are."

~ Calvin & Hobbes


This has been on my classroom wall for 2 days. Anytime the students have a wondering, or a feeling of gratitude, they write it on the wall for all to see.

Throwback Thursday

posted Dec 8, 2016, 2:08 PM by Teri Young

Well, it has been a consecutive three days of snow days for Prairie Spirit School Division. 
This calls for a Throwback Thursday, to when the early years students were having the time of their lives dancing to our favourite classroom tune, Juicy Wiggle!


Way Back Wednesday

posted Nov 30, 2016, 8:20 AM by Teri Young

Winter is here. 
And what better way to chase away those "Winter Blues" on this November snow day, than a Way Back Wednesday, 
of when our students planted Ste. Marie, the tree, in the park, two years ago, back when it was T-Shirt Weather!



WE Day

posted Nov 18, 2016, 11:45 AM by Teri Young   [ updated Dec 6, 2016, 8:21 AM ]

Our middle years students may be at WE Day today, but we are still enjoying the WE Day experience at school!! This was multi-tasking at its finest!

Artist in the School

posted Oct 3, 2016, 8:51 AM by Teri Young   [ updated Nov 30, 2016, 9:34 AM ]

CHECK OUT OUR VIDEOS HERE!!! These past two weeks we have had an artist in the school from Freeze Frame Animations. He has been working full days with the whole school doing still motion videos. The students became directors. Their task was to write a story, gather materials, create the setting and characters, take 100+ still photos, and lastly, piece it all together into an animated film with voice and sound! It has been such an amazing and exciting experience for all students and staff. 

Check out our first video creations!

A Day in the Jungle: A Kindergarten Production


The Lost Bananas!


The Rough Day!



Our Green Screen Experiments


The Legends of Craziness


Bulls First Rescue




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