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!
During October’s Non-Instructional Day, Kindergarten and Grade 1 teachers at Bert Ambrose collaborated with Speech-Language Pathologist, Michelle Hofstrand, to explore the use of tinker trays in the classroom. Olivia (age 5) and Breckin (age 3) demonstrated different ways to play with the items. Tinker Trays, or loose parts, are a great way to promote language development, vocabulary expansion, social skills, creativity, fine motor, and self-regulation. Most importantly, tinker trays foster the power of play.
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!
Looking forward to the opening of our new school in School District 60. Here is a video walkthrough of Margaret Ma Murray Community School. Thanks to KMBR Architects for permission to share this great video.
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