Our classrooms this week

Early Start

To wrap up their Black History Month learning, the Early Start listened to two wonderful stories this week. ‘I am Enough’ by Grace Byers is a beautiful story teaching us that although we are all different, we are enough.
In the story ‘Hair Love’ by Matthew A. Cherry tells the story of a father who must do his daughter’s hair for the first time. After the story, the children picked their favourite hair style and drew a picture!

Junior Kindergarten

Our JK class practiced being kind and cooperating with their partner during a recent yoga mindfulness class. The yoga partners each formed boat pose, double candle pose, double tree pose and their favourite lizard on a rock pose!

Senior Kindergarten

The SK class participated in an AGO workshop about Indigenous artists and how they creatively interpret Canada’s diverse people and different regions. The students learned about the concept of decolonization through art and conversation as well as participating in improvisational wellness activities.

Grade 2

The Grade 2 class wrapped up their Thoughtfulness studies this week. Their ‘complimats’ are heart shaped mats where the students wrote a thoughtful compliment or comment about each of their classmates. Now every student has a mat with 14 compliments or positive comments about them on it that has been written for them by their classmates.

Grades 3&4

To wrap up their Black History Month curriculum, the Grades 3&4 class finished their ‘Lapbook’ project. The students each chose a Black Canadian to research about. They learned about the obstacles that person faced and how they overcame those challenges. They looked at people like Harry Jerome, Rosemary Brown, Anderson Abbott, Albert Jackson, Viola Desmond, Jean Augustine, Harriet Tubman and Portia White.