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.
Mrs. Lenko: Principal of Richard Bulpitt Elementary School.