April 14 Update: Google Classroom Info

Oki, Tansi, Hello families,

It was wonderful connecting with so many of you last week. I am missing all of you greatly, but I am hopeful that if we work together, we can make the most of this challenging situation. If you need anything, please feel free to send me an e-mail (raviner@cbe.ab.ca) or arrange a phone call.

I am excited to share that our Google Classroom is up and running. For those of you who are able, we will be using Google Classroom and Google Meet to continue our learning together. You should have received an e-mail from me with your child’s login information.

If you are using a computer, please help your child login to their Google account using Google Chrome

If you are using a phone or tablet, download (1) Google Classroom and (2) Google Hangouts Meet apps to your phone/tablet and login to the app directly.

If you do not have a computer, tablet or phone, you can access Google Classroom and Google Meet on Xbox and PS4. Please see the videos below for instructions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

If you didn’t receive my e-mail or if you need help logging in, please let me know and I would be happy to help you.

If you requested a paper package, we haven’t forgotten about you. We are working on it and will let you know when we have an update.

I look forward to connecting with all of you soon!

Love,

Miss Rebecca

Learning Resources

Exploring Different Roles

We have been busy exploring different professions and roles that exist within our community or city. Through becoming little architects, construction workers, postal workers, doctors etc., students have developed a deep understanding of the role that each community worker plays. This has also provided opportunities for students to practice language and mathematics in real-life play scenarios. For example, students practiced writing their names at our post-card making centre. We recognize that our Niitsitapi community is special because of the traditional roles embedded within it. Elders and Knowledge Keepers play an important role in our community and we are grateful for the time and knowledge they share with us.

Preparing for Winter


Métis Month

In November, we honoured Métis month by exploring Métis culture through story, art, music and dance. In reading “The Giving Tree” by Leah Dorion, we learned about the reciprocal relationship we have with Mother Earth and with one another. This beautifully artistic story highlighted the importance of taking only what we need and giving back so that others have what they need as well.


The Significance of Our Names

As we settle into our class, we are beginning to learn each others names. Our names connect us to our family, our culture and our community. Our names are important. We are important. 


Oki, Tansi, Hello Families, 

Welcome to the new school year. My name is Rebecca Viner and I will be teaching Kindergarten this year at Niitsitapi. I was born and raised in Calgary and began my teaching career teaching Kindergarten at James Short Memorial School. I am so excited to join the team here at Niitsitapi and to begin building connections with our students, families, elders and staff.

Please check out school website for important updates and events. If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to say hello, please don’t hesitate to contact me by phone or e-mail.

P: (403) 817-3404

raviner@cbe.ab.ca

Please send your child to school every day with:

  • Indoor shoes (to leave at school)
  • Outdoor shoes and jacket
  • Change of Clothes
  • Water Bottle
  • Snacks

Love,

Miss Rebecca

Ms. Rebecca

April 14 Update: Google Classroom Info

Oki, Tansi, Hello families,

It was wonderful connecting with so many of you last week. I am missing all of you greatly, but I am hopeful that if we work together, we can make the most of this challenging situation. If you need anything, please feel free to send me an e-mail (raviner@cbe.ab.ca) or arrange a phone call.

I am excited to share that our Google Classroom is up and running. For those of you who are able, we will be using Google Classroom and Google Meet to continue our learning together. You should have received an e-mail from me with your child’s login information.

If you are using a computer, please help your child login to their Google account using Google Chrome

If you are using a phone or tablet, download (1) Google Classroom and (2) Google Hangouts Meet apps to your phone/tablet and login to the app directly.

If you do not have a computer, tablet or phone, you can access Google Classroom and Google Meet on Xbox and PS4. Please see the videos below for instructions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

If you didn’t receive my e-mail or if you need help logging in, please let me know and I would be happy to help you.

If you requested a paper package, we haven’t forgotten about you. We are working on it and will let you know when we have an update.

I look forward to connecting with all of you soon!

Love,

Miss Rebecca

Learning Resources

Exploring Different Roles

We have been busy exploring different professions and roles that exist within our community or city. Through becoming little architects, construction workers, postal workers, doctors etc., students have developed a deep understanding of the role that each community worker plays. This has also provided opportunities for students to practice language and mathematics in real-life play scenarios. For example, students practiced writing their names at our post-card making centre. We recognize that our Niitsitapi community is special because of the traditional roles embedded within it. Elders and Knowledge Keepers play an important role in our community and we are grateful for the time and knowledge they share with us.

Preparing for Winter


Métis Month

In November, we honoured Métis month by exploring Métis culture through story, art, music and dance. In reading “The Giving Tree” by Leah Dorion, we learned about the reciprocal relationship we have with Mother Earth and with one another. This beautifully artistic story highlighted the importance of taking only what we need and giving back so that others have what they need as well.


The Significance of Our Names

As we settle into our class, we are beginning to learn each others names. Our names connect us to our family, our culture and our community. Our names are important. We are important. 


Oki, Tansi, Hello Families, 

Welcome to the new school year. My name is Rebecca Viner and I will be teaching Kindergarten this year at Niitsitapi. I was born and raised in Calgary and began my teaching career teaching Kindergarten at James Short Memorial School. I am so excited to join the team here at Niitsitapi and to begin building connections with our students, families, elders and staff.

Please check out school website for important updates and events. If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to say hello, please don’t hesitate to contact me by phone or e-mail.

P: (403) 817-3404

raviner@cbe.ab.ca

Please send your child to school every day with:

  • Indoor shoes (to leave at school)
  • Outdoor shoes and jacket
  • Change of Clothes
  • Water Bottle
  • Snacks

Love,

Miss Rebecca

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