On Monday, December 2nd, 2013 students are encouraged to wear their favourite jersey to school. National Jersey Day is November 29th, however, due to student-led conferences that day we will be celebrating a few days later. Looking forward to seeing everybody in their team colours.
Yesterday we had our second maisons meeting. Students got together in their groups and came up with a poster that best represented their maison. Students will display the posters outside their classrooms to show pride in their maison and help the younger students find their way to the appropriate room. Looking forward to our next meeting already!
After a calorie-filled week celebrating Halloween, students spent last Friday burning off some of those extra treats. Using Dartfish’s Easy Tag app students kept track of how many laps of the gym they were able to complete during a five minute run.
The discussion that followed was very eye-opening for the students. Students learned that it takes approximately 5-10 minutes of running (depending on speed) to burn off the calories from one Halloween-sized chocolate bar or equivalent treat. Many of the students took it upon themselves to run laps of the school yard during recess to work at burning off calories in advance of the candies that they were planning on eating later that day!
Halloween was a huge success this year! During the week students had the opportunity to venture through the haunted house in the gym and played numerous Halloween-themed games during Phys. Ed. classes. The week culminated with a costume parade in the gym and one final pass through the haunted house in full costume. Hope that everyone had a safe and happy Halloween.