Saturday, March 20, 2010

Mrs. Miller Returns to GES

Mrs. Miller along with David Williams and Candice Veale stopped by Mrs. Knecht's class this afternoon to share their experiences from Kenya. The slideshow was fantastic and the stories told were moving. They even taught the students how to count to ten in Swahili.

Mrs. Miller, who had been writing letters back and forth with Mrs. Knecht's class, brought back gifts of soapstone art along with a small stuffed koala, from Australia, for each of the students.

Thanks to Mrs. Miller, Candice and David for sharing their experiences with us.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Mr. H

Friday, March 19, 2010

Where's Waldo?

I did several classroom visits today and the students were doing a variety of activities. Mrs. Klan was getting ready to read a story to her Grade 2 class when I stopped by, while Mrs. Sali's class was doing a, "Where's Waldo?" type of activity. They were doing a fabulous job.

I had a chance to have a PE block outside with Mrs. Hoechstetter's class. They really enjoyed the sideline soccer match.

What a great day of weather!

Until later.

Mr. H

Thursday, March 18, 2010

St. Patrick's Day Dance @ GES

After a full day of school it is time for our grade 6 & 7 students to host the St. Patrick's Day Dance. The event, which is going on as I post this blog, is going very well and the turnout is great. Thanks to the parent volunteers and the student volunteers who have spearheaded this fundraiser for the Grade 7 year end celebration. A special thank you to the DJ Mr. Sullivan.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Welcome Back

Welcome back! I hope that everyone enjoyed their Spring Break. I enjoyed mine-- I even found some snow in Tuscany.

Thanks to Mr. Sullivan for filling in for me, as I was returning from my vacation from abroad yesterday. Things have been very busy at GES today--my battery is recharged and I am ready to go!

Believe it or not, we had new curtains installed on our gymnasium stage today. A big thank you goes out to the anonymous donor.

Until later.

Mr. H