At the end of our Measurement project we had designed our Ideal Classroom and shared our plans with Ms. Richards. She was so receptive to our ideas that she mentioned our project to the architect who is thinking about what a new Junior School would need. We were happy to meet with him and present our thoughts. From our designs, we came up with some common important features that we think would help our learning and make a classroom really great! We quickly created a Google presentation, where all our ideas were amalgamated and shared together. Below is the presentation we created.
What would you include in an Ideal Classroom?
The students in 4J all personally reflected on the Mother's Day Tea on their individual blogs.
Feel free to follow their links on our home page to read their thoughts.
Today in school we had a visit from the Oak Bay Fire Department. Captain Gill shared a very serious movie explaining the importance of checking to make sure your smoke detectors have good batteries and are in working order. After that, the students toured the firehouse, tried on some turnout gear and asked the firefighters some questions. We learned how to be safe in an emergency and how important it is to have a fire plan at home.
What is your fire safety plan at home?
Alumnus Emily Reid came to visit and perform for the Junior School. Many years ago, Emily started Grade 4 at SMUS. She also went through the Middle and Senior School. After she finished Grade 12 she moved to Nashville to study music management and singing and songwriting. She came back to sing some of her original songs with us. Mr. Farish, Mr. Reid, Mrs. Smith and Ms. Williams, all SMUS music teachers, all played in the band that backed her up. Her music was beautiful, fun and entertaining. It was a great way to start our week. Also, she answered our questions. She said she got her inspiration from her family and the things that happen in her life. Thank you Emily.
How did you feel when Emily Reid performed for us?