The JK’s started off their first day of at-home learning with a wonderful Thankful Thursday activity. Sara and Meesh sent the children on a scavenger hunt for things they are grateful for. The children found lots of things inside and outside to share. Feel free to head out for a hunt of your own over…

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On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the office shares virtual morning announcements with the Early Start class so we can keep in touch. On Thursdays in particular, we focus on We Can Do Hard Things. Here is the latest list from the children when they were asked to share what they’re finding hard right now. It’s hard…

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We had our Term 1 Ribbon Presentations last Thursday. The Student Government assumed their traditional ribbon presenting duties remotely while Marie travelled from class to class to deliver the ribbons from the doorway. Marie should get a ribbon for doing the stairs so many times! Congratulations to our ribbon recipients – we even had some…

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The Grade 2/3’s took Maya Angelou’s wise words to heart last week and came up with ways they could ‘be the rainbow in someone else’s cloud’. If you’ve never heard Maya Angelou speak, please take a few minutes to watch the video link below. The children didn’t watch this video but it is a powerful…

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Some of the Grade 2’s visited the office on Wednesday to share their work. We love it when the children spontaneously arrive to let us in on what they’ve been doing in class. We always learn something. This particular activity for the Grade 2/3 class was just great. The children created a ‘Biography Bag’ for…

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The Pink Shirts were out in full force in Grade 1 on Wednesday for Pink Shirt Day. February 24th is set aside in Canada to foster anti-bullying awareness. It is all about tolerance, kindness and learning how to be an ‘upstander’ if you see someone being bullied. We’re so proud of the kids and all…

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As we move through February, the children have no shortage of impressive figures to study during Black History Month. There is so much to learn from these amazing people and all they have accomplished. The Early Start children learned about Jackie Robinson this week. Jack Roosevelt Robinson was an American professional baseball player who became…

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This week the Grade 1’s were given the assignment to choose a chore and then document themselves doing it. Amazing, awesome, fantastic! There aren’t enough adjectives to describe how great we found these pictures when they came in! Life skills are so often ignored these days in favour of building specialty skills like playing the…

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Civil Rights is a pretty advanced topic for our youngest students but children are never too young to learn about people who are brave, kind, fair and full of love. These are concepts and feelings our little guys know all about. (Ok, maybe not fairness (ie sharing) quite so much, but still, they’re getting there.)…

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The Grade 2/3’s were introduced to TED talks on Wednesday. They were a little surprised when we weren’t actually meeting with a man named TED! We listened to ‘A Life Lesson From a Fire Fighter’ presented by volunteer firefighter, Mark Bezos. Mark spoke about how we don’t need to do big things to make a…

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