The annual Grade 7 Christmas play is always a wonderful treat we look forward to. It was written by Mrs. MacDougall and put together by the grade 7 teachers including Mrs. O’Malley and Mrs. Reid. The students look forward to playing their roles and performing for the school. We have a very talented group of Grade 7 actors this year! Santa dreamt he was stuck in the chimney and no matter what he did, he couldn’t shimmy…down the chimney. The play was funny and very enjoyable.
The beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people! We had such a wonderful day celebrating Multicultural Day. Some classes did a “museum walk” from classroom to classroom learning about the different cultures at our school. They enjoyed a variety of snacks representing the different holiday seasons: samosa, candy cane, gold chocolate coin, and a fortune cookie. We enjoyed a variety of presentations at our assembly and ended with the whole school singing, “Hearts Around the World!”
The boys and girls in Mrs. Holm’s grade 2 class have been learning about the variety of bread and grains that are enjoyed by people around the world. They have learned the difference between leaven and unleavened bread. They have also seen and tasted the similarities among the different cultures within their own classroom. They started by being introduced to bannok, enjoyed by the indigenous people of British Columbia. They learned that it is made from flour, baking soda, salt, sugar, and mixed with milk before being deep fried in oil.
One day a parent came in and helped the students make and cook roti, a common staple for many within the class. The children also had the privilege of tasting sweet rice from Pakistan. This sweet rice is often enjoyed during special celebrations such as Eid. Next, was the tasty bread from Tajikistan and ending with English Yorkshire pudding!
For a long time throughout the history of man, bread has been an essential part of our diets, enjoyed at different times of the day. It is a great source of carbohydrates!
What an exciting volleyball season! We are proud of athletic abilities of both the boys’ and girls’ volleyball teams. They worked worked hard during their practices under the wonderful coaching of Mr. Basra, Mrs. MacDougall, Ms. Bohonos, and Ms. Pugsley and headed to Strawberry Hill for their Play Days. We were thrilled when they both came back with first place blue ribbons! Congratulations boys and girls!