Beginning this week’s update with a reminder to families to have regular discussions about on-line safety. You cannot bring it up too often or too soon. Check out these helpful links and videos. Continue reading
This week we celebrated September by recognizing that “Each of Us is a Work of Art. Together We Are a Masterpiece.” We talked about how we all contribute to the learning community at Vanier and how each one of us makes valuable contributions. Continue reading
Check out all of these Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans. There were 18 lucky winners of a Wimpy book. Did you know we also have 14 copies of the Wimpy Kid books in our Learning Commons?
Our whole school participated in Drop Everything And Read. We joined schools from around B.C. and across Canada by reading all at the same time.
Students in Division 9 are learning about Text Features in class. In the Learning Commons we began to experiment with PicCollage App as a tool to demonstrate our learning. This week students explored some of the features of the app to see how it might be used show what they have learned. They blogged their creations:
Kindergarten students used the iPads to show their learning about pumpkins, skeletons and bats. They worked together to problem solve how to use the Doodle Buddy app. Students celebrated their accomplishments by using the appleTV to display their work to the class. Well done!
And finally, we have a big week coming up. The Book Fair will be held in the Learning Commons November 3 – 7. The fair is open before school for adults and their children and after school for everyone to come and browse. All students will also have the opportunity to have a look around the fair during regularly scheduled classes.
Students who are interested in reading the books in the fair, but who do not wish to make a purchase are welcome to suggest titles for us to add to our Vanier collection. We will happily consider appropriate suggestions of novels or picture books for purchase.
What a super week it has been at Georges Vanier. Along with celebrating Diwali, we celebrated some great learning. Students in some divisions have begun to blog their learning. They have been able to think about how to take a good photograph, crop it and upload to their own student blog. We also began to talk about how to leave a constructive and positive comment. Check them out: Division 7, Division 9
We also had 30 Geronimo Stilton fans each win a GS book. Yahoo!
Yahoo! Another Learning Commons contest. Students in Grade three are invited to enter the draw to win one of 31 Geronimo Stilton books.
Vanier students and staff have been showing off their creative talents and making our hallways beautiful with some wonderful bulletin boards:
Did you know students from all over the world celebrate International Dot Day? The event is inspired by the book ‘The Dot’ by Peter Reynolds which encourages students to create, explore and feel proud of their accomplishments. For more information on Dot Day visit http://www.thedotclub.org/dotday/
Our first Learning Commons Contest is off to a great start. Intermediate students are seeing just how much Harry Potter Trivia they know by answering multiple choice questions on the popular books. Students have a chance to win one of 27 Potter books and the grand prize from a random draw will be for a complete hard cover set of the novels. See Ms. Crosland for a ballot.