Clips & Tips

This article targets an audience of parents, yet it offers a clear description of Universal Design Learning (UDL) that can help teachers understand one of the many facets of Response to Intervention. It refers to adjusting classroom teaching so that virtually every student can learn whether or not they have learning difficulties or challenged.

Bits & Pieces

  • We need to increase vigilance when supervising in the school yard: fights are happening without any witnesses.
  • All second-floor homeroom classrooms will be refloored this summer, so please think ahead as to how to pack everything away before leaving at the end of June.
  • If you have maintenance needs in your classroom, please let me know as we have a summer repairs to plan.
  • The track will be groomed shortly in preparation for the Benson Track and Field meet (for June 5th).
  • Last day of Secondary classes is June 8th.

Events Next Week

  • Monday, May 28th: 9:00 assembly
  • Tuesday, May 29th: Reward lunch for Secondary Speech finalists
  • Wednesday, May 30th: MB, RY and EV attending BlueJeans meeting in afternoon
  • Thursday, May 31st: KK away at marking centre
  • Friday, June 1st: Freezie Sale for Grade 4
  • Saturday, June 2nd: Gym rental all day (Mr. Berthiaume)

Great Things Seen & Heard

  • Our Secondary Public Speaking Finalists did an awesome job on Tuesday!! The two winners will receive their award at the next Assembly.
  • Our girls’ rugby team is great fun to watch!
  • We have amazing talent at SHS, showcased once again at SHS Celebrates! Great job to all those involved!!!
  • Donations received at the SHS Celebrates Concert totalled $551.40, slightly more than the Christmas Concert!!
  • A student brought in a Star Wars Monopoly game for his show and tell.  A classmate came to show the teacher that he had $500!  So, she asked him what he would buy with $500.  Others joined in to answer.  Popular responses were:  X-Box, chocolate and candy, a house…then one little girl said to her, “You!”  (Sold for $500!  1 teacher.)  😊
  • A student was running full speed down the hall. When a teacher reminded him that there’s no running in the hallways, he piped up, “I’ll skip” and went off skipping down the hall.
  • A student that has been working on getting along with others at recess brought flowers to a classmate. That’s a great show of progress!