Ms. Hamilton’s class levied a school wide challenge to collect donations for our local Food Bank! This was part of a class rep presentation which focused on kind acts. At the end of the collection period students were asking Ms. Hamilton, “Which class collected the most items? Which class won the competition? Ms. Hamilton’s wise response was, ” The Food Bank won!” We are so proud of our students!
On November 19, students will be dismissed at 11:20 am in order to create space for video or phone conferences. Students will be sharing their goals in Numeracy and Literacy. Students will then be collecting qualitative evidence (work samples, videoing progress, notes or reflections about progress towards their goals ) which will be shared at student led conferences in April 2021.
Information was emailed home on Friday November 13, 2020. Please book your time asap! We are excited for students to be taking charge of their learning. Research tells us this promotes engagement and increases academic progress.
On November 10, 2020, teachers showed a power point in class which focused on the poem Flanders Fields and had a veteran speak about peace. Following the classroom presentation, Administration hosted individual team assemblies. The smaller groups led to a very powerful experience for our students. They entered a dimly lit gym to look at a photo gallery display. There were three panels of pictures. The first was a diverse collection of soldier photos, the second panel was focused on Indigenous Soldiers and the third panel focused on women in service.
The last post, a moment of silence as well as a poem were next on the program. This was followed by class reps presenting a thank you card of gratitude messages for our local Legion members. The assembly closed with students filing by a display of artifacts from the war which the Armstrong Museum lent us. The Legion members joined us on our last assembly!
We will be hosting a virtual assembly on November 10, 2020. Each classroom teacher will do a pre-lesson. consisting of students viewing Remembrance Day videos and writing down the powerful images or thoughts that speak to them during the activity. Each student will then use this information to write a message to our local Legion to thank them for their service. On November 10th, each teacher will show the prepared Powerpoint presentation to their class. We have a veteran speaking to the students virtually during that session. During the morning, after the class Powerpoint, each team will spend some time in the gym, one team at a time. They will begin by weaving through a gallery walk of pictures from WW1. Then they will stand in a horseshoe at the front of the gym to hear the last post and réveil. The class will put their class thank you card by the front memorial display and then listen to a powerful song before exiting the gym. We will deliver the thank you cards to our local Legion following the ceremony. We hope that this will be a meaningful set of respectful remembrance experiences for our students.