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
Planning and getting excited for the upcoming Picture Word Inductive Model or PWIM session for January 27, 2017. PWIM is a strategy that can offer an entry point to every student. Here are some of the examples of the PWIM strategy being used in our district shared from staff at Robert Ogilvie Elementary School. For information on the upcoming session, please visiting the Learning Together Pro-D calendar or contact Juanita Esau at (250) 262-6087 to register.
Debra Burns and Dana Long from STADD BC visited SD60 on January 10th to present to community members in Fort St. John, Taylor, and Hudson Hope. http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/services-for-people-with-disabilities/transition-planning-for-youth-young-adults
STADD BC provides support with transitioning youth into adulthood. STADD– Services to Adults with Developmental Disabilities, a program with the BC Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation. Their mandate is to work with all inter-ministry agencies in supporting youth, who are CLBC eligible from ages 16-24.