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.
Grade 4 teachers at École RWBB School planned for students to be able to describe and apply mental mathematics strategies and develop an understanding of basic multiplication facts to 9 × 9. Their students have been participating in math facts “bootcamp” and using specific computer programs such as Xtra Math . The students or “soldiers” have to complete missions (games and activities). Some of the games require them to do push ups and jumping jacks. Math bootcamp has been a fun and… Read More
New Haven School students engage in some productive numeracy struggle as they work in teams to solve the math challenges locked in each “Break Out” box. The first team to solve the tenth problem and unlock the 10th box wins!
“Peter Pan” – The Grade 6/7/8 Drama class at Stony Mountain will be presenting their version of “Peter Pan” on May 16 @ 1:30 pm and 7 pm. You can get your tickets for $5 from the school office. Please come out and support our school! Any questions, contact Shawna Conway firstname.lastname@example.orgPeter Pan
Solving a Puzzle – Small, multiage groups meet for morning numeracy time with engaging, hands on tasks such as the Osmo shown here. Brant-Argyle Parent Council purchased the tool for our school this winter and students (and teachers!) have been entranced by the puzzles that develop visual-spatial abilities, nonverbal reasoning, and fine motor skills. The technology unites an iPad to physical objects and is one of the many ways our teachers are bringing numeracy, puzzles, play, and collaboration into the… Read More
CODING MICRO BITS This open source hardware designed by the BBC (every student in England receive one micro bit when entering middle school) is used in computer education. Recently, Balmoral School’s Grade 7 & 8 classes received these through a training session attended by Mr. McLean. We have over 10 of these Micro Bits. Micro Bits can be coded to perform many different functions; such as digital pedometer, simulated games, and the brains to control small machines. Students recently coded… Read More
This school year Balmoral School was fortunate enough to start up a new program called Destination Imagination. Destination Imagination is a worldwide program that was started years ago but has only been in Winnipeg for the past few years. This was the first year that the Interlake School Division was represented at the provincial tournament. Balmoral Elementary entered two teams into the provincial tournament which was held March 13th and since we were the first teams to enter from ISD,… Read More
To celebrate I Love to Read Month in Grosse Isle, Mrs. Clemis prepared a variety of activities to get kids excited about books and reading! A Book Tasting started the month, where students were invited into Chez Clemis to get a ‘taste’ of a variety of books before they made their selections for their small group novel study. A Novel in Disguise, was a well used book from Mrs. Clemis’ personal library. It was shredded and then put into a… Read More