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10 Good Things To Talk About – October 11

View from the top of Kent Hill

View from the top of Kent Hill

  1. CHOICES!  We have started another round of our CHOICES program.  Staff offer activities in an area of their interest/passion and students choose which activity they want to attend.  This term we have puzzles, card games, dinosaurs, things that go, stencil art, fall art, beaded mobiles, outdoor education, computer coding for animation (scratch), phys ed, crib, drama, library volunteering, and chess.
  2. Corn Maze  A number of our classes have traveled to the corn maze this week for some outdoor play and teamwork.
  3. Welcome to our SEAs  We are so excited to officially announce that special education assistants Jeff de Crewe, Bob Penner, Rochelle Ramsden, and Jen Poole will be on our team this year.
  4. Learning to cook with local organic food  A group of 10 grade 5/6 students are working with local cooks Miel Bernstein and Susan Bohonos to learn how to cook healthy meals consisting of local organic foods.  In a few weeks, they will be putting on a formal lunch for a room full of special guests.
  5. Celebrating Our Strengths We honoured our first group of students today for their strengths and interests as part of our monthly assembly. Check out the video from September – http://bit.ly/185FH91
  6. After the motivation show, students got a chance to play on the new playground.

    After the motivation show, students got a chance to play on the new playground.

    MuchMusic Multimedia Motivation All out intermediate students traveled to Rosedale to watch a multimedia motivational presentation about goal setting, health, and overcoming odds.

  7. Using Technology to Communicate with Parents  A number of our teachers are turning to technology to better communicate with parents.  Through platforms like Facebook, classroom blogs, and email, teachers are communicating with parents in a variety of ways.
  8. Reading Summit  6 teachers from Kent attended a provincial early reading summit in Vancouver this week.  We look forward to working with these teachers to create some positive changes in our early literacy programs.
  9. Mr. Turner showing his martial art (and acting) skills.

    Mr. Turner showing his martial art (and acting) skills.

    Clic ‘n Play  Diana Davids was here to put on a performance with our students that discussed online behaviour and encouraged students to reflect on offline/online friendships.

  10. Walking School Bus  Students and volunteers walked from AESS to Kent this week as part of our walking school bus to encourage people to get out and walk to school/work.

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