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10 Good Things To Talk About – Feb 3

Families:    Here’s something to talk about with your child or with each other!

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  1. Board Chair Ron Johnstone listens to a student read.

    Trustees Visit Kent  We had our senior leadership team along with the Board of Education for SD78 visit our school today.  Although they were for just a quick visit they learned some of the great things that are happening in our library as well as with project-based learning.  The spent some quality time listening to some of our grade 2’s and 3’s read their “Favourite Season” paragraph too!

  2. Mr. G's class rates their books.

    For the Love of Books!  A literacy team of teachers have created a great initiative for the month of February to promote reading at Kent School.  Watch for events such as: Free Book Swap, Authors on the Web, Book Shopping in the Library, VIP Readers, All-Grades Read-In, Techno Petting Zoon for eBooks and Bookflix, and a visit from Author Julie Lawson!

  3. Book Swap  Students spent this week bringing in books from home to contribute to the Free Book Swap happening next Thursday and Friday.  Stop by the library to check it out!
  4. Student shows off her groundhog home.

    Notice a Shadow?  Students in Ms. Home’s class created their own Groundhog Homes complete with toilets, kitchens, and bedrooms.  They then had them come out of their houses to see if they saw their shadow… groundhogs at Kent School saw their shadow – what does this mean?

  5. Reading Mastery  Our kindergarten students are using a new program to help with learning to read called Reading Mastery.  We will be piloting this program for this year and next to see if it helps with our early literacy.
  6. Mr. G's students draw their favourite Canuck

    Canuck Art  Mr. Gallamore’s class has some up and coming artist working hard at mastering their craft.  Students have drawn some great portraits of Ryan Kesler, Alex Burrows, and Manny Malhotra.

  7. Basketball  Mr. Penner and Mr. Grieshaber-Otto have the intermediate boys running and gunning getting ready for their basketball season. Mrs. Gallamore (and Mrs. Lawson) and Hannah Exley have the intermediate girls turning into shooting stars as they prep for their season.
  8. Students selling their toys to raise money for Lilee.

    Toys for Lilee  A group of intermediate students continue to raise money for Lilee-Jean and the Children’s Hospital by caanizing a toy sale.  They have raised almost $200 by having students donate toys and then selling them to the public.  Another example of Kent kids doing great things for all the right reasons.
  9. Projects on Living Things  Division 1 has been putting their efforts into completing their projects that show the differences between living caanisms.  Every group did something different but met the learning criteria to make this learning activity a success! Thank you to Mrs. Lawson for her efforts while Mrs. Gallamore has been away.
  10. Student works on her website.

    Weebly Websites  Mr. Penner’s class is using technology to showcase their interests by creating their own Weebly Websites.  Please click here for more of Mr. Penner and his students.


1 Comment

  1. So many good things going on at Kent Elementary. Thanks for sharing. And thank you so much for the inspiration regarding the success blog. The community has really enjoyed the one we have at West Langley.

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