Brooksbank was invaded by all types of creatures, super heroes, politicians, pirates, witches, and minions during the annual Halloween Parade. Lead by Div. 1 (Grade 6/7), the students traveled throughout the school and continued to add more students to the parade. Students from Div. 4 did not disappoint and had spent a lot of time working on their costumes. The parade finished off in the gym with students, staff, and parents performing a scary dance! It was a great time and the energy in the school was remarkable. I hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween!
The students continued working on their Rock Cycle Webquest. Just like last week, the students were engaged and working collaboratively with their peers! Well done on all of the hard work!
The students had a special presenter at Brooksbank, Mr. Michael Bortolotto. Michael is a successful motivational speaker who lives with Cerebral Palsy. For the past twenty-two years people of all ages have been inspired, motivated, educated, and entertained by his "CAN DO" attitude. By using real life experiences and examples, he encourages and persuades his audience to rethink, what they may believe is impossible to realizing anything is possible by being determined, persistent, and focus on the end result.
Today one of the students brought in a 'special' rock to share with the class. Kasenya and her family brought in a huge piece of jade, and the class really enjoyed taking a close look. Thank you Kasenya and family for bringing this beautiful rock.
Later in the day, the students began a Web Quest on the Rock Cycle. A web quest is is an inquiry-oriented lesson format in which most or all the information that learners work with comes from the web. The students worked hard and were engaged while collaborating with their peers.
I would like to Division 4 and their parent/guardians a very Happy Thanksgiving! Hopefully you all are enjoying a nice dinner with loved ones and taking some time to rest. I'm excited to see everyone tomorrow!
On Thursday, the kids had an opportunity to do some hands-on learning using Starburst candy in our Science class. The past couple of lessons, the students have been learning about the rock cycle, and the use of the candy provided a nice visual connections.
Today the students will be bringing home a Letter to Parents and Guardians and it is my hope you will read it along with your child.
In Science class, we have been talking and learning about the Rock Cycle. Today, the students were asked to work on a Web Quest on the Rock Cycle using the iPads. I am a big believer that the students must be active learners and it is my role as a facilitator to ensure that they are focused and collaborating with their peers. Here are some of the pictures from the this morning, and I was so impressed with their hard work, collaboration, and discussions.