Reading is very important at Jarvis. Teachers and students celebrated Literacy Week in a number of different ways but Pajama Day was our favourite. Everyone dressed in their most comfy PJ's for the day and brought their precious stuffed animals and even a flashlight for reading in the dark. Throughout the day everyone had a chance to Drop Everything and Read!
We have had two new students join our classroom family. Nicholas is in Grade 4 and Gabe is in Grade 3. I am so proud of how welcome our students and the school have made them feel.
I am also very proud of all the students who recently took part in the Computer Math graduation ceremony. Each student is working at their own pace on a very interesting program. They are mastering math skills step by step using an Applied Behaviour Program called Teach Your Children Math Well. The author, Michael Maloney, has spent years working with children with learning challenges. Our students' success shows how using behavioural principles can help children master many skills previously believed beyond their abilities. Great Work!
To make a good week even better, our very own Alexia became the first student to earn the coveted $1000.00 Classroom Cash bill. This can only be given to students who have had a PERFECT WEEK! Well done Alexia.
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We talk a lot in our class about the power of physical activity, hard work and a positive attitude. Today we had a surprise visit from a man who lives and breathes this belief every day. We were thrilled when we learned that we were going to have a visit from Chris Boyko, a conditioning and fitness coach for the BC Lions. Then imagine our surprise and excitement when he arrived pushing a trolley with the actual Grey Cup perched on the top.
Chris gave us a very informative talk about the history of the Grey Cup and the BC Lions. He talked about the hard work and most important, team work that it takes to be a member of the team. He spoke of how they never gave up and how the team came to be called "Zeroes to Heroes" this year.
Chris patiently answered many questions and posed for pictures. We each got to hold the Cup ourselves! He ended by leading us in a great cheer that we will use from now on to help us stay motivated.
Thanks Chris and Keyshon for bringing the Grey Cup to our school!
To start this new year we will be learning about Canada's far northern area - the Canadian Arctic through books, videos and websites.
Visit the website above to learn about Animals of the Arctic or use books you find in our classroom or the library. Complete the Scavenger Hunt question sheet. If you have time draw a picture of your favourite animals to put up in our classroom.
This is my fourth year as a District Behaviour Support and Intervention teacher with the New Westminster School District. My focus is on students who are having serious challenges with self-regulation across many domains - biological, emotional, cognitive, social and prosocial - at school, at home and in the community. My role is to provide support to teachers and teams to create an environment for success for the student.