Happy New Year! Yes, I am taking liberties for stretching out a Happy New Year’s greeting. As much as we can, I believe in the power of positivity and with a happy greeting, I hope I can continue to share that positivity. I think we are all looking forward to a new year, a new start and new beginnings.
This New Year has started out with students engaged in online learning. As I watched the teachers and the children in their google meets, I noticed the excitement and enthusiasm that learning brings. It has been a very exciting week. I had many opportunities to watch many different online learning classrooms to see teaching and learning in a different environment. Some of these included; math lessons, joining in reading sessions, observing science experiments and of course the whole school story-time. Many staff took turns throughout the week to read one of their favourite picture books to students who logged on. The highlight for me was when I read two of my favourite books this morning to over 50 children! It was awesome to see so many excited faces and comments from the kids as I read. Don’t we all love a good Robert Munsch story every now and then!
It takes a lot of preparation and organization to develop appealing lessons for online learning. It goes without saying that our teachers are amazing and have gone over and above engaging our young learners. We could not be successful in doing what we do best without the ongoing support of all of you. Thank you so much to all of the families who supported their children – our students - during this past week’s online learning. We look forward to seeing all the children back in school on Monday, Jan. 11.
Acting Principal, Alex Ferguson School firstname.lastname@example.org