Today carried a lot of emotion. Many students arrived wearing orange, obviously already in the know about the 215 bodies of children found at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. We talked this morning about the significance of the discovery, and what it means in relation to Truth and Reconciliation. I appreciated the maturity and reflective behaviours that were evident in the room, it was definitely a lot to take in on a Monday morning. We are in the process of creating a collaborative display acknowledging and honouring the 215 children. I am hoping it will be finished tomorrow so that I can share it with you. You may want to check in with your child on how they are feeling.
BYOD demain (et la reste de la semaine)
Math Test mercredi- Circles!
Projet #3 de SH (La Structure Sociale et La Vie Quotidienne) due vendredi
We finally got to work with area of a circle- Apples Pies are Too! We also got to use some of our energy in the gym, I like seeing all the different activities that students choose to engage in during Open Gym. Today we had students trying to scale the large mat (safely!) as well as using the floor curling rocks in some impromptu curling- super fun!
We also had our second Health Chat with Jannika- today she went over the specific body changes that typically male bodies and typically female bodies undergo, what happens during conception of a fetus, and well as contraception options. On Teams I have shared the document that provides more information on the various contraceptive methods. Like Jannika said- our sessions with her are just a jumping off point, you are encouraged to do your own research about what’s best for your body.
What a full day of learning! Wednesdays are such busy but fun days.
Please get your Triple 0s orders in for Farewell. You should have gotten an email from Shari. Thanks!
Thanks to Lauren, Ava, Marie and Sara for teaching us IFO today, it was super fun!
We are currently studying the crystalline structure of solids in Science, and what better way to understand the process than to create our own crystals! We started the process today, and it will be fun to see what happens over the next few days.
Project #1 of our Ancient Civilization study was due today, check out this amazing display of our knowledge of the Government and Politics of the 5 ancient civs we are studying!
Project #2 was assigned and described today, due next Wednesday. This week’s focus is on religion, and I am really enjoying everyone’s excitement over these projects. There was lots of “I can’t decide which one I want do!” 🙂
Happy Friday! Today was our first Health lesson with Jannika. Today’s focus was on puberty and changes that bodies go through as they transition from child to adult bodies. She shared with us some important resources that students (and families) can access if they would like further info or need help with anything: Amaze.org, Kids Help Phone and the Sex Sense Line. All are Canadian websites and sources. We have 2 more sessions with her.
Les amis- HERE is the link to ask Jannika your anonymous questions after our session today.
Projet de SH (Gouv de Civ Ancienne) due mercredi (no more in class work time)
In our weekly On Partage, students were asked if they would choose to receive the Covid19 vaccine, which was recently approved by Health Canada for young people 12 years and older. There were answers all along the spectrum, with 17 students saying yes, 5 saying no and 5 undecided, also with a wide variety of reasons. Very interesting to hear the thoughts of the young people 🙂