The Wiggly Tooth

Laugh and Learn with Mrs. Thomas and her Kindergarten Class

Movember

What brave students! Gr. 6/7 students are drawing moustaches on student’s faces every Thursday for a .25 cent donation. Students can choose their style and colour of ‘stache. This year the Bonner Bears staff are raising awareness for men’s health issues. To visit our team or make a donation online, search “Bears with Mustaches” at https://ca.movember.com. Mr. Mel Burgess is the team captain. Movember started in Australia with a group of men growing moustaches (or “Mo’s”) to raise money for prostate cancer. It is now an international movement.

 

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Remembrance Day

Students are learning about Remembrance Day and Canadians as peacekeepers. To honour those who have kept Canada safe, students created art that will be displayed in our front office area. They used oil pastels to create the dove, while the poppy was created using coffee filters, felt pens and water. During our initial discussions about Remembrance Day, many students had stories of great-grandparents and grandparents being in a war. Some of these stories many be true, while others may not. What was interesting was to hear how students connected them self to the idea of war and peace.

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Metis Colours

Mrs. Corrine Chow, our Cultural Teaching Assistant, was excited to share her cultural history with the class. She shared her Metis sashes and talked about Metis people. Students learned who the Metis people are and the story of the sash. Each colour in the sash represents a part of the Metis culture and their history. Students created their own bracelet using the Metis colours.

 

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Applied Design

Students used carving tools to bring their pumpkin design to life. Their design did not always go according to plan, so students had to be creative and flexible with their thinking. There were many opportunities for problem solving. We found toothpicks can solve many carving mishaps, but can also add a design element. The rich dialogue between students was fantastic to hear. 

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Wild Safe BC

Conservation Officer Todd spoke to our primary classes about being safe around wild life. Students learned about not feeding wild animals by keeping garbage and compost locked tight, keeping the barbecue clean, keeping livestock safe and by keeping our pets safe overnight. He also talked about bears in BC. If a child sees a bear, they should stand still, don’t run and talk in a calm voice to not scare the bear. The bear will move away once it is ready. We practiced doing this with Todd and a real bear head! It was amazing to see the bear head up close. We learned many interesting facts about bears. They like to eat ants and flowers. They can run faster than a horse in a short distance. They have a good sense of smell. It was great to listen about these animals that we rarely see but live on our island. If you would like more information about Wild Safe BC, please check out their website: www.wildsafebc.com

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Providence Farm

What a beautiful day! The weather, the students and the surroundings were amazing. At Providence Farm, we rotated between four spots – snack, hayride, garden tour, pumpkin picking and forest exploration. Each spot offered a different perspective of a working farm. We saw tractors, tools and many people working together. Students enjoyed being outdoors and in nature.

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