School Calendar of Events
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On Friday, April 26th Donovan Stevens was teacher for the day! This was Mr.Stevens’ second teaching day at GES and he continued to show great leadership skills. His manner with the students was calm and professional, and he was able to give clear instructions.
Mr. Stevens began the day with a “Put yourself on the Line” activity, council circle, and spelling tests. After recess he taught an engaging science lesson about the heart along with a Chicken heart dissection! Mr. Stevens ensured that students were on task at all times and circulated to help answer any questions. He worked hard to prepare his day plan and was very well organized.
Way to go Mr. Stevens. Once again, you did a wonderful job as teacher for the day!
The GES Choir sang beautifully at the Pacific Northwest Music Festival on April 15th and made us proud. They worked hard to prepare for this event by practicing over numerous lunch hours. The singers showed great performance etiquette and vocal technique. Thank-you to Jose Coosemans for accompanying us on the piano!
Some comments from the adjudicator:
– “What a fine sound!”
– “The choir shows great ensemble qualities in tone, rhythm and presence”
– “I like the strong rhythmic feel”
– “Excellent attention to the director”
– “I appreciated the dynamics at the end and you did it with good vocal control”
– “I could hear every word!”
– “You had me bopping!
During science class on April 5th, students from Division Three learned that minerals are the building blocks of rocks and can be identified by their physical properties: Color, streak, luster, hardness, crystal structure, cleavage, magnetism, and reaction with certain chemicals.
On Friday March 1st, Cynthia Johnson was the division three teacher for the day! Leading up to the day, she worked hard to create a day plan, research her science topic and write lesson plans. Cynthia found her speaking voice and demonstrated great leadership skills. She took initiative and made quick decisions.
For council circle, we have been talking about empathy (the ability to understand and share the feelings of another). She led a Charades type activity where students chose an emotion card and the other students had to guess what emotion they were acting out.
After delivering spelling tests and taking part in a lacrosse lesson, Cynthia taught about “The Rock Cycle” for science. She used Keynote to present the information, learning intentions and then modeled the lab. Next, students created physical models of “The rock cycle” by using crayons to demonstrate sedimentary rock changing into metamorphic rock. Cynthia circulated during the lab and used the “check of understanding” technique (asking guiding questions).
Well done Ms. Johnson! You were well organized and the day was a success! You found your “teacher voice” and demonstrated confidence in helping others learn.
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Division 3 pulled off a very successful Hot Dog Lunch fundraiser to raise money for their upcoming trip to KinCamp.
All division 3 students rolled up their sleeves and pitched-in, showing a great deal of initiative to make the event run smoothly. The rest of us enjoyed the food!
Mrs. Radawiec and the gr.6/7/8 students would like to thank all those that volunteered their time and made donations to help contribute to the profits.
Registration for children living outside of Gitwinksihlkw closes March 28, 2013.
If you are interested in registering your child for September 2013, you must contact the school between March 25-28, 2013.