Fun Fair Cupcake Winners!

Our wonderful PAC put on an AMAZING Fun Fair last Friday, with lots of games, tasty food, cake walks and more!

There was a contest to see which class could bring in the most cakes  for the “Cake Walk” activity.

Can you believe it… WE WON!

Our prize was a fancy cupcake for each and every one of us in the class!  (Even the teachers!)



Thank you to our wonderful PAC!

Thank you to our fabulous Parent Bakers!

What kind of cupcake is YOUR favourite?


Please VOTE for the NRG SUPERKIDS!

You may or may not be aware that Classroom2 was turned into a MOVIE SET last week!
After many filmings … it turned out to be 3 minutes long and we had to frantically cut it down to 1 MINUTEThe happy news is…  they have accepted our video into the competition and POSTED it on the website!

PLEASE vote for us!  

Don’t even LOOK at “our competition” until AFTER you vote for us!!!!
The voting is a bit “invisible”… 
Go to the website and just WATCH our video – that is 1 point
Click “LIKE” for Facebook or “TWEET” – this is another point

NRG SuperKids

Mrs Boekhout Grade 2,
Nestor Elementary, Coquitlam, BC

The News Report is in! Word has it that there are NRG SuperKids teaching “Old Folks” to save energy! Check out our News Reporter’s street interview! Watch an exclusive video of NRG SuperKids in action and on the job! Kids CAN make a difference!



Classroom Energy Diet Challenge – Can YOU help?

PLEDGE FORM – (You will need an email address.)

You might think of cutting down on sticky cupcakes and sweet soda pop when we say the word “diet”, but Classroom2Kids has been working on an ENERGY DIET with  Canadian Geographic!  The Challenges are fun and involve lots of SCIENCE, MATH, and ENVIRONMENTAL studies… but that’s not why Mrs. Boekhout started the class on this project… she started it because Classroom2kids could never remember to SHUT THE DOOR when they went outside to play!  It’s been really cold, too! Brrr! A lot of HEAT ENERGY would go flying out the door with the students!

We aren’t close to the top in total number of points… and we can only imagine how much learning those students have done, but we ARE proud to say that we are NUMBER 17 in points out of over 250 CLASSES in Canada, grades K to 12! (Here is a map of the participants.)  Add that to the fact that dozens more classes signed up for the challenges and never even started!

So far, we have done 7 challenges: Buckle Up (making wise transportation choices), Post It (putting up posters that promote good energy use), What’s for Lunch (tracking how where the food comes from), Drew’s One Hour No Power (we did two hours!), Making the Energy Grade (doing an energy audit in our classroom, improving what we could, and then re-auditing to see the difference), Get Growing (learning about the importance of photosynthesis and growing our own plants), Water Works (calculating how much water we use each day and thinking of ways to not waste water).  We have started “Energy Needs and Wants” (what uses energy but is “entertainment” or “easy” rather than “necessity”) and over Spring Break we will be trying to give up one “energy want” for a whole week!

What can YOU DO?

Can you walk or take the bus instead of always taking the car?
Can you remember to turn off lights,
wear a sweater instead of turning the heat up,
unplug things you aren’t using?
Can you turn off the tap while you brush your teeth?

You can help our earth by making just one pledge to save energy too!
You can help us earn points by using our pledge form to do it!

Students… get the whole family involved!
Parents… help out by providing an email address!
Everyone… you can HELP our EARTH save energy!


PLEDGE FORM(You will need an email address.)

We hope you will sign up… not sign out!



Bring Jan Brett to Nestor!!!

The deadline is APRIL 9… please get VOTING now!



UPDATE: February 18th…
Nestor is now in TENTH PLACE out of over 13,000 votes!
GO, Nestor, GO!

Thanks to our dear Grade 1 teacher, Mrs. Nielsen, Nestor Elementary is entered in a contest to win a visit from the wonderful author/illustrator Jan Brett!  We didn’t think we had much chance, but with all our efforts… Mrs. Nielsen tells us that we are now in 76th place out of 11,000 schools!  We are also the ONLY Canadian school… can you imagine!!!

We are hoping that SOME OF YOU out there are Facebook users (the contest votes are only on Facebook) and will VOTE FOR US!  We also hope you will encourage all your Facebook contacts to vote for us too!  (Even Monty Moose has asked his Facebook Stuffie friends to vote!)

Here’s what you do:

1. Visit Jan Brett’s site . The link is

2. Click on the “Like JAN BRETT” poster. (That will take you to Facebook.)

3. Click on Contest Entry Form on the left of page.

4. The only information you need is: Nestor Elementary, Coquitlam, B.C. V3E 2A4

We hope you can help us win a visit!

What is YOUR favourite Jan Brett book?