The grade 3/4's visited Arborg Heritage Village this month. There were so many old houses and buildings to explore. Our favourite place was Poplar School which is a one room schoolhouse built in 1921. Can you believe they had no plumbing or electricity and it was heated by fire? Mr. Kris Gudmundson told us that male teachers had to wear a suit and tie and female teachers had to wear dresses. He also told us they were very strict and students even got the strap!
Ms. Lewis' Kinder students have challenged our school and our entire division to participate in a Coffee Can Garbage Challenge. One thing we are discovering that if we make good choices when we pack healthy lunches and snacks (such as carrots, celery sticks etc.), we are able to limit the amount of garbage while making our bodies healthier, AND our brains more ready for learning. We are fascinated with the reduced amount of garbage we are creating at our school, especially since this challenge. We are even recycling our paper towels when we wash our hands. Are you up for the challenge??? (We need to use our Math skills to audit our waste, compost, and recycling too...lots of fun!!)
We appreciate all of our SSES family, including our amazing staff, who help our children to learn and grow everyday to be the best that they can be. In the powerful, poignant words of Margaret Mead~
" Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has."
Ms. Mills and her K class decided to give back once again after completing their book drive to help other children this year. D's Dad donated this adorable book house for the front of our school so that every day, children can drop off books they no longer need, and/or pick up a new book to read. This beautiful house is a very popular spot at our school and is used often by all students. Thank you to Ms. Mill's and her K students for always helping others learn and grow. Thank you to Asia & Ryan Knutson and their family. How kind, thoughtful, and generous!
We love taking our learning outdoors at SSES so it is important to be adventure gear ready every day. Thank you to students who are coming to school prepared to learn everyday, with positive attitudes, healthy breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and lots of rest! We are also remembering to bring our rubber boots, rain gear, and a change of clothes in case of a slip. Learning outdoors is so much fun, but it is also important for our health-exercise, fresh air, and re-connecting with nature. We are also better able to develop important competencies such as creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, citizenship, and character! Make plans to spend lots of time outside in the upcoming months-it will make our brains smarter and our bodies healthier!!
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