October has brought us so many opportunities to reflect on who we are and where we are going. Students have been excited to move their cars along our Street Smart Learning Journey while also taking time to consider the classroom Apple Learning Journey. This visual of growth being a process helps Division 10 to consider their movement forward with the concepts, knowledge and strategies they are working with. The words emerging, developing, proficient and extending coincide with curriculum assessment language.
Safety First has also been a focus with October Fire Safety Month lessons! Taking time to reflect on Clinton Star Safety has been a rewarding experience. Room 15 has many shining stars! We also participated in the Great Shake Out BC on Thursday, practicing our Earthquake Drill skills.
Students are also becoming comfortable taking on some responsibilities with their monitor roles. They enjoy being helpful and supportive of each other.
Clinton School experienced the first You Be You Spirit Day on Thursday. Taking time to consider identity, sparks, passions and pronouns through stories like “The Koala Who Could,” “They, He, She as Easy as ABC” and “Neither” has led to powerful conversations. The school wide activity of joining hands together in support of diversity and acceptance of differences highlighted “The Many Pieces Of Me” for Division 10.
October is speeding along and as we near the end of the month, we will have enjoyed time with our buddy class, lessons by the Light Of The Halloween Moon, time with Bones, and Spider facts as shared by the trees and our classroom inquiry, “What stories do the trees tell us?”
Be ready to check out the BLOG next week as more will be added to cap off this month of appreciation, growth and learning!