This was the second year that our school has made the transition to Student-led conferences. Most of the students in our class came to school last Thursday evening or Friday morning to share with their parents some of the learning that we’ve done thus far in the year. Both Ms. Staats (our student teacher) and Mr. McCleary were available to help the students but most students could independently share their learning.
Our study of Government has been a great time of examining all three levels of Government. Our focus began on the Municipal Government and we were able to follow the election with interest. Our class divided into groups and created imaginary candidates for the perfect Class mayor and presented them hoping to gain support. Here is a photo collage of the highlights of that campaign.
Our Municipal coverage concluded with Re-elected Mayor Ron Eddy, stopping by the classroom to share on his experience in Government, the recent campaign and to answer student questions.
Over the next two weeks we’ll be concluding this unit by studying Provincial Government, Federal Government and Aboriginal Government.
Our Reading Buddies program is in full swing! This year we’re fortunate to work with Ms. Guzar’s 2/3 class and we’ve enjoyed a couple of great sessions already. Frank Oppenheimer, the famous physicist once said,”The greatest way to learn something is to teach it” and that is very true in all subjects. We are working with our Reading Buddies on a weekly basis.
What a great day of learning we shared today as students worked hard at a variety of learning tasks. Some of the topics studied and presented today included: The American Bulldog, Amelia Earhart, wolves, monkeys, herping and hunting. Unfortunately our time ran out on us today but we’ll be able to enjoy the rest of the presentations tomorrow. Enjoy this photo survey of some of the work being done in class.
More photos will follow tomorrow.