January 12

Social Emotional Problem Solving

This week we shared ‘The Rabbit Listened’ by Cori Doerrfeld. Students were encouraged to think about the strategies they used, not only to solve their own problems, but also the different ways to help their peers when things don’t go as planned.

Each of the animal characters makes different suggestions, including avoidance, talking it out, getting angry etc. Student’s ideas around these strategies lead to lots of animated discussion. This might be my new favourite Social Emotional Learning book this year.

December 1

‘Smoot’ – Surrey Picture Books of the Year

This week we read the first of the ten nominations for the Surrey School’s Picture Book of the Year. We will read the others by the end of May and vote on our favourite. Our focus was on shadows in Smoot: The Rebellious Shadow by Michelle Cuevas.

November 3

Celebrating Diversity

Some students have begun to tinker with showing their learning by creating with stop motion video. We read and discussed The Wall: A Timeless Tale by Giancarlo Macri. Students experimented with creating, saving, exporting from the app and uploading their work to Dropbox. Woot!