This month signifies the yearly anniversary of the COVID pandemic. Every student at SBS wrote a reflection piece about what they LOST and what they FOUND during the year long pandemic. They were very touching to read and here is a poem written by a Grade 6 student.
Lost and Found
Pandemic seemed never ending,
Always seeming to go on longer,
Pandemic life is now blending,
Only texts are now sending,
Physical connection there is no more,
As I watch through a screen in my home,
There is no more hugging galore,
I feel sad and lonely and bored,
Oh but the things I learn,
Animation and digital art,
Sports I was dis-concerned,
But art I returned,
Minecraft came back for sure,
Hours on top of hours,
My friends and I said Bonjour,
On zoom I was lured,
I missed being with my friends,
Not seeing anyone without masks,
Going to Aftercare depends,
On the amount of people sick in beds,
I’m tech-savvy now,
Able to make anything work,
Cheer for me I’ll take a bow,
I am so amazing, wow!
These are all the things I’ve learned,
For better or for worse,
Even though Covid is bad,
I’m sure it’s not a curse.
Usually, we are on March Break for St. Patrick’s Day but this year we were able to celebrate the special day at school! Every class was full of green and full of spirit!
During the Art and Religion Unit, the Grade 6 students made Sand Mandalas which is a Tibetan Buddhist tradition involving the creation and destruction of mandalas made from coloured sand. A sand mandala is dismantled to symbolize that life is not permanent. The sand is placed in a jar and then released back into nature.
Today marks the 100th Day of School. The kindergarten students celebrate this day by counting their special collection by tens to 100, writing their numbers to 100, make beaded necklaces out of 100 and make an “I am 100 day Smarter Booklet!”. It is always a fun day that is the rite of passage for kindergarteners.
Our SPA sponsored FUN FRIDAY and PIZZA today! The students had the opportunity to dress up as their favourite literary character. There were many Harry Potters, The Big Bad Wolf, Ms Frizzle, Captain Underpants and lots of Elsa’s!! The perfect way to end the snowy week.
Today the students are physically back inside SBS!! We are all happy to be together again, though Mother Nature played a trick on us and sent us 20 cm of snow. What a way to start the week.
All students and teachers built forts today to celebrate the last day of remote learning. Some very creative forts were built out of blankets, parachutes, chairs, tables, desks, and tents. Everyone had fun zooming in from their fort!
Andrea Hembruff joined the Gr 4-6 class to speak of her experience with Habitat for Humanity. Two years ago she gave birth to a daughter with special needs. They struggle to make bill payments and the cost of living, especially now with all the extra expenses. They were just approved for a home through HFH. The GR 4-6 students are writing poems of “What Home Is” and entering a contest – each entry received, $10 is donated to Habitat for Humanity. We thank Andrea for coming and inspiring our creative writers.
The JK class is learning all about math shapes from home. They need to know their shapes, cut, glue and write the number.