I would like to thanks all our families who came out to our
storytelling evening. We appreciate the strong support you gave to our group of
storytellers and to the individual tellers that performed in the classroom. We
were also fortunate to have the amazing experience of working with Mr. Jeff
Stockton who carefully guided our students as storytellers; teaching strategies
for language learning as well as developing confidence.
The art of storytelling has many benefits to students who
are developing language skills. When students create a story that requires a
performance, they learn to add rich vocabulary and sequence events in a way
that allows the audience to be drawn into the story. The story as a performance
needs expression, actions and different voice tone. Student develop confidence
in sharing their work and coaching each other to enhance the presentation.
Our students developed confidence in their performance and
their ability to create a piece of work that they could share with their
families. We will continue to use these skills and strategies throughout the
year as students develop their story writing and telling skills.
We enjoyed seeing many of our families during student led
conferences. Learning about how your child is progressing is so important to
your child’s success throughout their schooling.
Our swimming is well underway and we are looking forward to
Alien In-line skating during the month of December. If your child has a CSA
approved helmet, they can wear it for inline skating.
Check out the pictures on this site that shows the wonderful
work that is happening in the Learning Commons. Solving problems is the key to
great work in the Commons and students are busy solving math problems, robotics
problems, science problems and problems that develop in a good story. The look
on a child’s face when they solve a difficult problem and acquire new
understanding is priceless!