100th Day of School

Wednesday, March 9th was the 100th day of school! We had lots of fun celebrating this milestone! Students shared their 100 items bottles, we decorated 100th Day crowns, and even made a 100 piece trail mix. After recess we partcipated in the 100th Day Olympics outside. See the pictures below to see some of the fun we had.

100 item swirl creation.              Balancing for 100 seconds

Drawing 100 tally marks.           Drawing a 10 square hopscotch.

Our 100th Day crowns.               Our 100th Day Trail mix.

Our 100 item bottles.

Groundhog Day

It was Groundhog day today! First we read a story called, “The Substitute Groundhog” by Pat Miller. Next we decided to predict whether or not our groundhog would see his shadow today. We graphed the results. 11 students predicted that he would not see his shadow and 7 students predicted that he would. Then we each decorated our own paper groundhog to take outside. After recess we went outside to look for our groundhog’s shadow. It was cloudy and snowing when we went outside to look. The groundhogs did not see their shadows! That means an early spring, hopefully! We will just have to wait and see.

Happy Groundhog Day!


Happy New Year

Happy New Year Division 11 Families

I hope you all had a wonderful winter break. There has been so much snow these last few weeks and it continues to fall. I think our classroom window snowflakes and snowman are very happy!

Here are some pictures of our wonderful windows and the snowy playground.

We look forward to seeing you all back in class on Monday, January 10th, 2022.

Enjoy the snow!!


Save the Turkeys

We read the book, “T’was the Night Before Thanksgiving”  by Dav Pilkey. In the story, the children save the turkeys from being food for Thanksgiving. Division 11 came up with some great alternatives that you can eat instead of turkey.

Happy Thanksgiving from Division 11.

Terry Fox Run

On Friday, September 24th, 2021 we had our annual Terry Fox Run. The weather was beautiful and everyone did an amazing job of running and walking around the gravel field! Earlier in the week, we learned about Terry Fox through stories and short videos.  Next, we all decorated a running shoe just like the ones that Terry wore when he did his Marathon of Hope. Then, we glued all of our shoes onto our Terry poster. Look at the picture below to see how terrific it turned out!

Thank you to those of you who made donations to help support cancer research.

You can still make donations until October 1st.

Welcome to Mrs. Klassen’s Kindergarten & Grade One Class

img_1089Welcome to Div. 11. My name is Alison Klassen. I have the privilege of being one of the Kindergarten and Grade 1 teachers here at Buckingham. I am so excited to begin a new school year with a wonderful new bunch of students! This is my 14th year at Buckingham Elementary and I love teaching here and being part of such an amazing school community!  I have a Bachelors of Education from UBC and a Masters of Education from SFU focusing on Learning in the Early Years. I believe in creating a beautiful, welcoming classroom environment where students become life long learners. Students will develop the core competencies in a caring, hard working, respectful, and fun classroom. I am looking forward to getting to know your child and you! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you may have. Let’s have a wonderful year together!