Families: Here’s something to talk about with your child or with each other!
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Trustees Visit Kent We had our senior leadership team along with the Board of Education for SD78 visit our school today. Although they were for just a quick visit they learned some of the great things that are happening in our library as well as with project-based learning. The spent some quality time listening to some of our grade 2’s and 3’s read their “Favourite Season” paragraph too!
For the Love of Books! A literacy team of teachers have created a great initiative for the month of February to promote reading at Kent School. Watch for events such as: Free Book Swap, Authors on the Web, Book Shopping in the Library, VIP Readers, All-Grades Read-In, Techno Petting Zoon for eBooks and Bookflix, and a visit from Author Julie Lawson!
- Book Swap Students spent this week bringing in books from home to contribute to the Free Book Swap happening next Thursday and Friday. Stop by the library to check it out!
Notice a Shadow? Students in Ms. Home’s class created their own Groundhog Homes complete with toilets, kitchens, and bedrooms. They then had them come out of their houses to see if they saw their shadow… groundhogs at Kent School saw their shadow – what does this mean?
- Reading Mastery Our kindergarten students are using a new program to help with learning to read called Reading Mastery. We will be piloting this program for this year and next to see if it helps with our early literacy.
Canuck Art Mr. Gallamore’s class has some up and coming artist working hard at mastering their craft. Students have drawn some great portraits of Ryan Kesler, Alex Burrows, and Manny Malhotra.
- Basketball Mr. Penner and Mr. Grieshaber-Otto have the intermediate boys running and gunning getting ready for their basketball season. Mrs. Gallamore (and Mrs. Lawson) and Hannah Exley have the intermediate girls turning into shooting stars as they prep for their season.
- Toys for Lilee A group of intermediate students continue to raise money for Lilee-Jean and the Children’s Hospital by organizing a toy sale. They have raised almost $200 by having students donate toys and then selling them to the public. Another example of Kent kids doing great things for all the right reasons.
- Projects on Living Things Division 1 has been putting their efforts into completing their projects that show the differences between living organisms. Every group did something different but met the learning criteria to make this learning activity a success! Thank you to Mrs. Lawson for her efforts while Mrs. Gallamore has been away.
Weebly Websites Mr. Penner’s class is using technology to showcase their interests by creating their own Weebly Websites. Please click here for more of Mr. Penner and his students.