I hope that all of our families enjoyed a restful and connected Winter Break. We are already into our third week of 2017 and ur students are engaged in wonderful learning activities!
As a parent, I always want to know details about each of my son’s day, yet I’m often answered with “nothing” as his response when I ask what he did at school. Knowing that this is a common response for all children, I find it important to “create a window into our school” to keep parents engaged and informed of the great things happening in our building. Our newsletter, website and classroom sites all provide a glimpse and I hope this blog supports my efforts as well!
We started off our new year with an assembly where we talked about all those things that make Norquay a great school and reflected on how each of us can make our school a safe and caring place to learn. We’ve named January Thank-O-Rama month and we all have moved into the new year with the challenge to be the reason why someone else smiles each and every day. Our monthly assemblies are an opportunity for us to connect as a community, share and celebrate learning and bring us together to share ideas that can be woven into the month ahead. I think of this as my classroom – and love our time together as a whole school. Ask your children about Thank-O Rama, about how they can make a difference in our school and what they like about assemblies. February will see classroom learning and celebrations centred around the Lunar New Year, Black History Month, Pink Day (anti-bullying), Valentines Day and much, much, more.
These are some of the displays of learning I’ve enjoyed while strolling the halls and classrooms these past two weeks:
WINTER ART DISPLAYS:
ARTS UMBRELLA VAN-GO WORKSHOPS: