Community Evening

Last night we had an excellent turnout for our first Community Evening. This event was held as a culmination of our Positive Start Program.

Throughout the first seven days at school we have covered lots of things that we hope help your children settle back into school routines.

The school values have been an important part of this program and we hope that the children now have a better understanding of each of these values. Hopefully last night they showed you the anchor charts that we have worked on that show the behaviours we will demonstrate for each value.

Your children have all set SMART learning goals and are already working hard to achieve these goals. They have begun working on a poster that displays their strengths and today they started learning about different learning styles (you can read more about this in the posts below).

We have discussed Habits of Mind, You Can Do It and Smart Learning Behaviours (your child has all three of these glued in the back of their diary). I have been amazed at the Smart learning behaviours that the children are already showing and look forward to watching them develop throughout the year.

It was great to see so many parents attend and to see the children so excited to show you their new working space. I hope you all had a wonderful evening and were able to see how hard the children have been working in their first seven days at school!

Parents: It would be great if you could leave a comment detailing your thoughts of the evening.

Are you Cyber Safe?

How ‘Cyber Safe’ are you?

Click on the photo below to access the BTN video.

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Today in class we will be discussing the importance of staying safe on-line. This BTN segment talks about some important strategies that would be valuable for you to discuss with your parents. Also there are a number of links that would be worth visiting and sharing with your parents. So…How Cyber Safe Are You?

What type of learner are you?

Today in class we will be learning all about Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences.

Howard Gardner was born in America on July 11, 1943. As a child he enjoyed playing the piano and was rather studious. In his late teenage years he studied neuropsychology and psycholinguistics. In 1965 he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College. In 1983 (the year Miss Hunichen was born) he proposed a model based around the theory of multiple intelligences.

According to Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences, humans have several different ways of processing information and these ways are relatively independent of one another. For some of us it is relatively easy to understand how a flower grows but it is immensely difficult for us to understand and use a musical instrument. For others music might be easy but playing football is difficult.

Instead of having one intelligence it is claimed that we have several different intelligences. They are as follows:

Kinaesthetic – Body Smart Linguistic – Word Smart
Logical – Number Smart Interpersonal – People Smart
Intrapersonal – Myself Smart Musical – Music Smart
Visual/Spatial – Picture Smart Naturalistic – Nature Smart

Follow the link in order to read about each of the intelligences and jot down the ones you think you fit best…. http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks1/ict/multiple_int/what.cfm

After you have done that, click take the test at the top of the page. Answer all 40 questions as best as you can.

Look carefully at your results and then make sure you screen shot your results and paste them into a Word document.

Leave a comment detailing what type of learner you thought you are compared to the type of learner that the test displayed, were you correct? Do you think the results are true to who you are?