Kind is Strong

Kind is Strong

Students created bullying prevention and awareness posters that feature our school theme, “kind is strong”.  The school will be having a Poster Contest with a winner being selected from each division. The winning posters will be framed and displayed in the school. Here are a couple of the amazing ones that the students have created.

Today’s read aloud-Gaston

Today’s read aloud-Gaston

We read a story called Gaston. It was a story of four puppies: Fi-Fi, Foo-Foo, Ooh-La-La, and Gaston. Gaston works the hardest at his lessons on how to be a proper pooch. He sips – never slobbers! He yips – never yaps! And he walks with grace – never races! Gaston fits right in with his poodle sisters.  But a chance encounter with a bulldog family in the park-Rocky, Ricky, Bruno, and Antoinette-reveals there’s been a mix-up, and so Gaston and Antoinette switch places. The new families look right… but they don’t feel right. It was a great book to discuss the concept of belonging and acceptance.

Remembrance day

Remembrance day

We read this story that helped us to start a conversation about Remembrance day.  The book highlights the idea of peace and what peace means to each person. The story continues with the idea of needs and wants of people and how those needs and wants can differ around the world.  It also talks about  how conflict can arise when people’s needs and wants might not fit together.  We used these ideas to talk about conflicts that arise at recess and things that we can do.

1. Talk to the person- stop, look at the person and explain you don’t like what they are doing.

2.  Move away from the conflict.

3.  Seek the assistance from an adult outside.

One of my favourite lines from the book is ” Peace is not a gap between times of fighting, or a space where nothing is happening.  Peace is something that lives, grows and spreads- and needs to be looked after”.

Club word wall

Club word wall

We have had lots of great progress! Students are really excited to see their mini person move along the continuum.  We continue to promote the important idea of doing our best job and that club word wall is not a competition.

When students have practiced their club at least 3 times at home they write their name on the board to be tested that day.  Amazing job friends!