IN THIS ISSUE:
- LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
- PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
- VOLLEYBALL SEASON
- ORANGE GAMES
- PRIMARY TEACHERS COLLABORATION TIME
Learning Commons News!
Even though we had a short week at school, lots of great activities happened in the Learning Commons. Some classes began to explore the Surrey School District eLibrary collection. There are some great titles available on-line. Many students have already been given information to take home on how to access the books and we will continue this next week. Access is available through the school library catalogue.
Staff were learning more about Freshgrade during our ProD on Monday. Many teachers look forward to regularly sharing samples of student learning and assessments throughout the term.
Volleyball THUNDER at Coyote Creek
The GV Thunder rolled at Coyote Creek this week with both boys and girls volleyball matches on Wednesday and Thursday. Boys volleyball player, Mohammed, said it was a great volleyball, great friends and good times. Volleyball wraps up with our next two weeks of home games on Wednesday and Thursday at Georges Vanier. Feel free to come out and watch the fun.
Due to the league rules, only eight players are able to go to the Playday tournaments from the 40+ boys and 40+ girls participating in weekly playdays. Ms. Porpaczy and Ms. Friend will be doing a draw-seletion process and will post the Playday teams after next week’s games. We have been so happy with the participation in volleyball so far. Great work, Thunder!
The Orange Games
Twelve Georges Vanier students attended the Orange Games held at Panorama Ridge this Friday. Students saw drama shows, magic tricks, played floor hockey, shot hoops, leapt through obstacle courses and learned some break dancing. Thank you to all our amazing Educational Assistants who made this trip possible and all the students with their enthusiasm to learn at the event. My favourite quote of the day of the day came from Theron who at lunch said, “There needs to be more dancing”–an there was. I loved the freeze dancing to Shake It Off!
Primary Teacher Collaboration Time
While teachers were collaboratively assessing primary writing samples, students in grades 1, 2 & 3 spent time with other staff in the gym, learning more about resolving conflict in peaceful ways and developing a strong personal identity.