The tangram, a collection of seven shapes, originated in the Tang Dynasty during the Imperial Dynasty. The Balmoral Grade 7 & 8’s explored this topic using the book called the “Warlord’s Puzzle” by Virginia Walton Pilegard. In the story, the warlord is upset that his favorite piece of art has broken into seven pieces and searches for someone to put the art back together. The warlord promises great riches to whoever can put the art back together. After we had… Read More
The grade 5-8 students at Warren Elementary School participated in a virtual cross country meet where they practiced running during recess periods and competed against other participating schools in our division who ran the same distances in their communities. Our students watched the event and cheered on our students as they ran. This event allowed us to bring everyone together while maintaining social distancing to build a sense of community and wellness for everyone. We also held our Terry Fox… Read More
Warren Collegiate is so fortunate to have Jo-Anne Procter volunteering to take porch pictures of our graduates. Due to the pandemic, WCI graduates missed getting their formal pictures taken at the beginning of April. With so many milestones being postponed for our grads, it was very kind of Jo-Anne to volunteer for this project and make our grads feel so special. Also a big thank you to Michelle Procter for organizing.
In our little building of Grosse Isle School, we are so very fortunate to be close – close as colleagues and friends, and as students and staff. We are a school family – and being away from each other has been challenging, to say the least. We know that right now this is safest for everyone, but it brings to light how much we take for granted and simply being together means to us and brings to our lives.… Read More
“Wellness” is about Human Rights. As humans, we all have the need to access shelter, food, clean air, safety, belonging, and possess rights such as the freedom of speech. School promotes much more than just lessons in a book. It is also a place that grows responsible citizens of action and thought. This year the Grade 5 and Grade 6 MYVoice Committee at École Stonewall Centennial School joined a larger Manitoba Associated School Project Network entitled United Nations, Educational, Scientific… Read More
At École R.W. Bobby Bend School there is always a variety of math activities occurring around the school. In Kindergarten to Grade 2, early years teachers weave daily numeracy into calendar time. For example, students are asked to become the leaders and direct their classmates through various activities. Through this time, students learn to apply their skills in counting by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s and 10’s in French or in English. They begin to see patterns in numbers which become the… Read More
Our Kindergarten classes strengthen their understanding of numbers this January and February in small group activities. Many of the number tasks the children are working through also require fine motor practice such as pinching and grabbing small objects with tweezers or beading a number line. Working with children in small groups also allows for hands-on learning opportunities where the teacher can focus on a particular concept (this month it was all about making 5!) or skill. The kindergarten classes are… Read More
The students in The Infinity Program (TIP) have had the opportunity to spend time and get involved with the Robb Nash Project, headed by Canadian singer-songwriter, Robb Nash. The project works to engage young people through the power of music and storytelling and addresses topics related to mental health such as depression, anxiety, self-harm, addiction, bullying and suicidal ideation. It balances serious subject matter in a way that is thought provoking, inspirational, entertaining and humorous. Since November, students at TIP… Read More
At the end of September approximately 200 ISD grade 4 students took part in the annual Ecology Day at Oak Hammock Marsh. The staff at the marsh led the students in activities such as critter dipping, a marsh walk, ecology games and a lesson on Hawks, Owls & Falcons. Presentations were in English and French. Thankfully the weather cooperated, and both students and teachers reported the day to be a success.