We are very fortunate in Delta to have elementary school counsellors interested in coming into classrooms to teach students about the connection between their brains and thoughts, feelings and actions. Our classroom heard about how a tiny area of the brain called the amygdala can take control over the prefrontal cortex (or PFC for short.) The amygdala is very useful in times of danger but not so useful when we are trying to learn! We practiced 3 ways to turn off the amygdala - RELAX, BREATHE, THINK GREEN THOUGHTS! We watched a great video explaining the role of the brain produced by our school counsellor's son.
We are talking at school about habitat, the environment and mapping. Last week we spoke about Remembrance Day and Canada's role in keeping the world safe. My brother, a pilot for Air Canada sent me the link to this amazing footage of the Earth taken from the space station. We will watch it at school and ponder how we can take care of such a beautiful place! Enjoy.
These posters were produced by students using software from www.purplemash.com.
Friday is Remembrance Day. There will be an assembly on Thursday for the students and parents to attend. We hope that you will spend a few minutes with your family talking about the many opportunities we have in Canada and the sacrifices that some people had to make. We will be learning about Remembrance Day in class this week. Please visit the Remembrance Day page.
Spelling City - go to www.spellingcity.com The words focus on Remembrance Day. Please complete all activities by Thursday, November 10th.
Reading - read for 15 minutes each night. Fill out your reading log and have your parent initial.
Math - Nov. 7 - complete the Lesson 3 worksheet in your homework log. Have parent initial.
Nov. 8 - complete Lesson 3 either on line or in your homework log. Have parent initial.
Nov. 9 - play the very cool Ambleweb Function Machine Be prepared to describe some of the patterns.
Here are our classroom photos from Halloween. Enjoy!
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.