Monday, 26 November 2012

Victory Equals Team

I've played with the Mission Lions for three years. I practice two nights a week for 1.5 hrs each, sometimes in the rain. Sometimes I like this, sometimes not so much. In three years I've learnt a great deal about the game and being part of a team. Even when I broke my arm I showed up to practices and games. (Doc said it was OK.) For the first practice, I just watched and helped the coach, but when I could, I started practicing and playing again in a cast. That's what you do when you are part of team! Playing football is not just a game it's about team, about memorizing plays and learning strategy, overcoming challenges and being a good sport at all times. Young football players have a strict code for the field and will be removed from the game after one warning. They are not allowed to gloat over touch downs for example, to swear on the field or be offensive to other players in any way. I really like football. I play tackle in the summer and flag in the winter and spring. When I am not playing football I like to watch it with my dad.
~ Xander, gr. 4/5

Monday, 19 November 2012

Work Experience

I have been working at YouLearn for the past three months in Oliver, and have really enjoyed myself. The staff is friendly, making it a great working environment. I have worked building "kits" for grades K-7, organized some of YouLearn’s resources (textbooks, DVD's, board games, miscellaneous books, etc.) and worked with Google docs. Working here is awesome, and a great experience! I would recommend this job to Work Experience students.

~ Adam

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Paint by Numbers, Not

I went to a water-colour painting class for three weeks. I made some really cool paintings and learned how to use just enough paint for water colour. This is the picture I did of a sailboat. I call it the S.S. Olivia. I also learned how to wash your page. (It makes your paint spread out so you don't have to use too much paint.) I thought it was fun to be able to paint using different styles, and I would love to go back one day.

~ Olivia, gr. 5

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Each Our Own Way

The past 3 weeks I have had the pleasure of meeting many students that are "new" to me. These students had been coming in to take our Writing and French workshops. What stood out to me the most was that the students were happy to be here, and excited to learn! Whether the student was outgoing and chatty, or quiet and observant, each one learned something new in their own unique way. This observation was a terrific reminder to me that each one of us learns differently, and there is no right or wrong way to learn. As an Education Assistant, I can help students with different learning styles. I look forward to many more interactions with students, and helping out any way that I can!

~ Sonia