Friday, April 16, 2010

Friday Fun

Students were enjoying themselves on this Friday afternoon. The pictures that Mrs. Kopek's class were painting seemed to be inspired by the students energy. Mr. Sullivan's Division 1 class was getting ready for the weekend by getting some good reading material in the library.

It has been a busy week so I am sure that everyone is looking forward the the weekend. I do hope that the good weather stays for the weekend.

Until next week.
Mr. H

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Minor Chords

Mr. Angelus had his students working on minor chords when I stopped by today.

It's great to see the students reading music and playing at a very reasonable level.

Until later.

Mr. H

Hoops & Jump Rope for Heart

Having fun jumping & shooting hoops for heart!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Anti-Bullying Day

GES, along with schools across BC, have been celebrating Anti-Bullying Day by wearing pink. The impetus of this is from two Nova Scotia HS students who stood up for a new student, to their school, who wore a pink shirt on the first day of school. The two boys purchased several pink shirts that day and the sea of pink was born. Most of the senior students at their school wore pink the next day. It was a powerful act of anti-bullying and we now celebrate this by wearing pink. This is now being celebrated around the world, with BC celebrating it today. Thanks to those who have supported the cause by wearing pink today.

I am at an administrators meeting today and am missing the Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart Day. I have asked Mr. Sullivan to take some pictures, which I will add later.

Have a great day.

Mr. H

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Spring is Here

The blossoms are out, students are skipping, playing on the adventure playground and some grade 7 students are just hanging out. It was beautiful outside today and hope that this kind of weather continues. Recess and lunch are awesome when we have days like today!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Pro D Day Activity

Adrienne Gear, educator and author, worked with some of our teachers today on reading and thinking strategies. Adrienne had a session at Sechelt Elemetary in the morning and then came and work with part of our Intermediate Team, which are working on a Learning Community Team project utilizing some of the ideas Adrienne Gear highlights in her books Reading Power and Reading Power for Non-Fiction.

It was great to hear about her ideas and it is a testament to our staff to hear about how they are integrating some of her ideas into their teaching practice, which improves learning for our students.

It was a very productive day for our staff. I hope the students enjoyed the extra day off.

Until tomorrow.

Mr. H