What a busy last two weeks! We had "Jump for Healthy Hearts day" on Friday February the 13th. A big thanks to our big buddies for helping with that. Parent/teacher conferences were held and students had an opportunity to show their learning to their parents. The "Me to We" club were busy making their posters for their rafiki bracelets. Parents and teachers were busy planing for Multi-cultural day. As always the learning continued in classrooms, children were engaged and happy to be at school.
Sure loved it that even our teachers were jumping for healthy hearts. Thanks to Mrs. Rolston for designing the Official Passport.
Valentine's Day crafts are all over the school and in Mrs. Lenko's office, the "Lion" arrived waiting for his performance in the Assembly.
Ms. Macdonald welcomed Rachel from Manitoba and her presentation on bullying. Outside Mrs. Bailey and Ms. Macleod's classroom, the Spring bulbs are up and blooming.
An amazing illustrated book from one of our grade one students!
Multi-cultural day happened on Thursday February 19th. It was over-whelming to see parents, staff and students participate with 8 different cultural stations. Many thanks to everyone who came and helped. These are our Aboriginal and French Canadian stations.
We were so lucky to have parents help out everywhere! Here is our Chinese station and Mrs. Bowman at the "Me to We" station.
The food, crafts and displays were astounding. Here is the team from India and the Hispanic station.
Great Britain had some wonderful displays as did the Korean station who also had clothes for our little girls to try on.
Children wrote messages on the hands as to how they could change the world. The Korean students opened the assembly with a Korean song that included fans held by the older children.
Mrs. Bulpitt came to spend the day and visited the stations as well as the assembly. We were honoured by having the Aboriginal drummers perform for us.
Mexican dancers Maria and Leticia performed two dances. They were fast, colourful and fun! Our Chinese students performed a song for Lunar New Year.
The Tae Kwon Do demonstration from our students was amazing and the Lion came and paraded around the gym wishing "Happy Lunar New Year" to everyone. Another wonderful week of learning at Richard Bulpitt Elementary School. Way to go Bulldogs!
On Monday February 2nd, 2015 we started the week of with Groundhog Day! Since it was raining that day, the Groundhog did not see his shadow. Hopefully that means that winter is ending and Spring is on its way. On Monday morning, we also had the "Return It" team come and present at RBES about recycling. As a school, we are trying very hard to recycle our garbage. Students are encouraged to not leave their garbage outside on the fields as well.
On Tuesday February 3rd, the whole student community were treated to an Axis theatre production of "Hamelin". There was singing, dancing, music and acting. There was lots of other learning happening in the building as well. It's great to see students exploring other ways of representing their learning!
It was a busy day on Tuesday! Mrs. Dubie was helping out with other parents in division1. They were getting ready to create Ukrainian Easter eggs. It was also fruit/veggie day at school. Our primary students received milk and kiwis this month. Thanks Mrs. Friessen for taking this on!
Wednesday February 4th was Global Play Day! At RBES we have been actively teaching games to our children on the playground. Thanks to ALL of our supervisors! Kids are learning how to do "chinese skip" and use long and short skipping ropes. Hopscotch, four square and other outside games are important to for children to learn. Inside, children were encouraged in the afternoon to participate in board games as well as create "stuff" to play with.
Lots of cardboard, masking tape, duct tape was used to create these wonderful masterpieces from students in buddy classes. Mrs. Cramer's class and Mr. Kroeker's class, buddied up to have their students "play" together. Play is an important part of a students' social and emotional development.
On February 5th, students in division 1 hosted a Readers' Theatre afternoon. Who knew that these youngsters had such great acting skills! Well done to all of the actors. Thanks also to parents to come and watch.
Students in Mrs. Cramer's class are very happy with their new white boards. Students in Ms. Gard's class are pleased with the new learning environment. Students like working on the ground, lower or higher desks, or even standing while learning. These are all examples of students learning in different environments and in different ways.
These are the Ukrainian Easter eggs that students are learning to make. Our cupcake room is a great place for teaching social emotional self-regulation skills to all of our youngsters. It is a great place to chill out, relax and regroup!
February 6th in the afternoon was school improvement day at Richard Bulpitt. Students went home early and staff worked in the afternoon on our school action plan. As a staff we also looked at how we can support our vulnerable learners. It is always amazing to work with such a dedicated group of educators. Enjoy the Family day weekend! It was another wonderful week at our school.
Division 1 has been learning about electrical circuits with Ms. Matson. Lots of excited hands on learners were busy with their circuits last week. Everyone got into the action.
At school, students have been listening to the Langley Picture book of the Year. "The Most Magnificent Thing" encourages students to create and invent new things. We brainstormed inventions together after listening to this book.
In the Learning Commons, "The Book With No Pictures" continues to be a favourite. It is especially fun to see watch students read it to each other. In Kindergarten, Mrs. DeGroot's class was learning about what Bears like.
In division 4, students were learning about the art from Ted Harrison. There were some beautiful projects form our students. In our Cupcake 1 room, self-regualtion skills are part of the curriculum. Superflex, the zones of self-regulation as well as learning about appropriate behaviour are topics that Mrs. Powell presents in her social friendship groups.
On Friday we said "Goodbye to Pokemon" cards. Students were invited to a Pokemon tournament in the gym at lunch time. Students in k,1 and 2 and older students on grade 3,4 & 5 had the opportunity to trade and "do battle." Students are asked not to bring their cards to school on Monday, but to take advantage of the increasing warmer weather and to play some more active games outside. Another great week at Richard Bulpitt Elementary School.
Mrs. Lenko: Principal of Richard Bulpitt Elementary School.