Holy Name of Mary, December 7th, 2018
Prayer for the Second Week of Advent
You are the God who gives peace. This second week of Advent, help us to remember that because of Jesus we can experience a Christmas free from turmoil and chaos. Regardless of our circumstances or our situations, you offer us peace and understanding.
Father, this second week of Advent, keep us in perfect peace as our mind is stayed on the truth of your powerful love. Thank you for your mighty, sovereign hand. Help us to trust fully in you and rest in the peace that you offer.
Shannon taught her Kinders to sew this week! They are making adorable flannel bears. I was amazed at their fine motor skills. See the super cute close-up of the bears below!
Shake it up
Julie was busy making paint and glitter-filled ornaments with her Kinders this week. Each student selected their paint colours and types of glitter to fill a clear plastic ornament. Then they gave the ornament a good shake and watched the magic happen!
Kristine hung a "clothesline" Advent calendar across her windows with acts of kindness for students to fulfill. What a great idea!
Shake it up
Lee had the Grade 3 class mesmerized as he read them a beautiful Christmas story while Stephanie was away at volleyball. This is what great teamwork is all about - knowing that your colleagues can swing in and get the job done while you are out.
Jane's student worked on Data Management and developed surveys for their classmates. They solidified the concepts by watching a "Math Monsters" video to learn how to translate their results into a bar graph.
Our Junior Boys were awesome at their volleyball tournament on Tuesday! After losing every game in the Round Robin, they came back to win the whole thing. Thank you to Sarah and Stephanie for all of their hard work coaching the team.
Our Intermediate Boys and our Intermediate Girls teams both placed first in their volleyball tournament this week. A huge thank you to both Steve and Kris for their work with both of these teams. They were so proud of themselves, and we are super proud of them too!
Kris does a great activity with his immersion classes every Friday. At the beginning of the week, each student is assigned a role (i.e. the Historian, the Yoga Instructor, the Travel Agent, the Comedian, etc.). Then on Friday, each student assumes their assigned role and makes a short presentation on a topic of their choice.
Sara R got her girls (and guys!) coding for Hour of Code week! She said: "It is a lot easier than I thought!" If you didn't have a chance to try it out with your students last week, please do! Her students could even come and help you get started. Coding would be a great activity for students who finish their work early.
The Week Ahead
Monday, December 10th
- Susan Newsham in to volunteer
- Pascale out
- IPRC @ 8:20 for EC
- IPRC @ 8:40 for AV
- Advent Celebration at 9:30 (Shannon's class)
- IPRC @ 3:20 for AD
- IPRC @ 3:40 for JB
Tuesday, December 11th
- IPRC @ 8:20 for SD
- IPRC @ 8:40 for CD
- Karen B out (Anne Gallant)
Wednesday, December 12th
- Sara H out (Jeannie Hendry)
- Subway Day
- Jillian out (Anne Gallant)
- Julie out (Jenna Sweeney)
- Special Education Team meeting @ 8:15am
- IPRC @ 3:20pm KK
- IPRC @ 3:40pm FR
- IPRC @ 4:00pm AK
Thursday, December 13th
- Central Leaders Meeting in Kemptville (Caroline & Pascale out)
- Erin TIC
- Catherine out (pm only) (Kelly Pawlikowski)
- Christine Cox volunteering in the library
- Pizza Day
Friday, December 14th
- IPRC for KC @ 8:40am
- Pascale out (pm only)
- Liz B out (Natalie Holmes)