Distance Learning Updates
As students and teachers continue to find a good 'rhythm' with Distance Learning, the learning has begun to shift towards balancing more offline engagements with the synchronous, online lessons. This may be something that the whole class is doing at the same time such as engaging in sustained reading with a book; it may be independent work such as practicing math facts with cards; or it may be enjoying time with family by playing a boardgame. In whatever form it takes, we are striving to help students and teachers balance their screen time. As shared in a previous post, please encourage your child to take break outside; build in time for free play when the timing is right, and remind them to take a stretching break when they need it.
PALS is back!
This past week, our students gathered for our weekly Primary Assembly for Learning and Sharing (PALS). Though our community connection was virtual and will continue to be for the near future, it was the first time we have all been together in a long time. Over 100 students joined us for the first assembly of the year. Our assembly will continue to take place each Friday at 12:00 and will remain a space where students and teachers can share the amazing learning happening across the school; celebrate birthdays; and talk about other important events coming up in a friendly, low-stress community environment. We look forward to seeing everyone there!
G4 explores values
As part of Grade Four's first unit of Inquiry, 'How we express ourselves', the students have been learning about values and beliefs; including identifying different personal values that are important to them. From there, they have also looked at values that are important to them as a classroom community as part of creating their class expectations. We shared a few of those at our recent assembly so that other students could hear about their process and, ultimately, the ways in which the fourth grade students agreed to work together as a group. Below are a couple of examples from this process.
Spotlight on students...
We wanted to share some pieces by our Grade 2 artists who have been practicing their skills in creating form using tone and shading. Some of these artworks were created during the synchronous lesson with Mr. Mulangala and others were done independently at home. Well done, artists!
Continue communicating with us...
Please remember that our teaching and leadership teams are here to support your child(ren) and family. Please reach out if you have any questions or are having any challenges. We are here to help.
Until next week,
Darlene Huson, Primary Principal
Christine Kelly, Primary Assistant Principal/PYP Coordinator
Tony Potts, Primary Assistant Principal/Tech Integration Specialist
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Parent Information Sessions
Here are the upcoming sessions – all parents are welcome and encouraged to attend: