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Please click on the link below for an excellent blog on coding in SD60: http://www.prn.bc.ca/digmore/blog/
We were very pleased to welcome Dr. Richard Stock to our district on Monday, November 6th. Richard led us in a one day workshop looking at the complex needs of students with a focus on planning and instructional strategies. He shared his knowledge on routine based plans, CPDs, and contingency mapping with our Resource and Behaviour Support Teachers. Thank you Richard for a terrific workshop!
Different things bother different people so it is important for everybody to know what is hard or stressful for them! One way to think about stress is to make a “five stressors” list.
1. Things that don’t bother you.
2. Things that sometimes bother you.
3. Things that can make you nervous.
4. Things that can make you mad.
5. Things that could make you totally lose control.
The 5-point scale is a visual system that can help to organize a person’s thinking when working through difficult moments, particularly those that require social understanding. On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, Mrs. Celeste van Breda visited Mrs. Rachel Mclennan’s Grade 3-4 class at Charlie Lake Elementary School. Through a guided talk and a couple hands-on activities, the students learned about how we all move through the 5-point scale at some point in our lives and which strategies we can use to safely stay in the GREEN & BLUE scale.
Today was the first session of a monthly Literacy Series focused on Creating Compassionate Learning Communities and Growth Mindset led by Cindy McGarroch and Nadine Parker. Thanks to the teachers who attended at this busy time of year. A highlight was an opportunity for teacher sharing what they have already implemented in their classes this year. Sharing is powerful!! Can’t wait for the next session on October 12 @ the DDC from 4-5 pm.
Learning Services will be closed from July 14th to August 21st. Have a great summer! For information on school catchment areas please visit the following link; http://www.prn.bc.ca/?page_id=2247
Our Physiotherapist, Lisa Boda and our Occupational Therapist, Cassandra Greenhough recently held the SD60 Bike Day. We are happy that this event returned after a one year absence last year.
BIKE DAY was created by Lisa and community volunteer, Greg Large, who on a regular basis, work together to support children with special needs in SD 60. Lisa uses her skills and expertise as a physiotherapist to assess kids and liaises with Greg for his technical expertise to adapt equipment to meet their unique needs. Together, they make adaptations to typical bikes to further work on the development of a child’s motor skills. For many students, this can be their first opportunity to ride a bike!