Burnaby Village Museum

The class went on a field trip to Burnaby Village Museum and participated in the Winter Wonder school program. Students rode the vintage carousel, visited a blacksmith, toured historic buildings and spent time in a silent movie theatre. A special thanks to the parents who drove and helped with supervision. Have a relaxing and safe Winter Break.


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Indoor Rock Climbing

Our class went indoor rock climbing this week. For some students it was their first experience and for others they had tried the activity before. Students wore a seat harness and were belayed as they climbed. This is an activity where students learned about their own limitations. We had a two hour session and many of the students climbed right to the top of a number of different routes. The indoor climbing gym also runs camps for students during the Spring and Summer breaks.

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Yarn Sticks and Printmaking

The students in Division 13 have been busy creating beautiful artwork. We used acrylic yarn, wood, beads and feathers to make unique Yarn Sticks. They are hanging on the bulletin board by the gym and in our classroom. We have also been learning the technique of Printmaking. A special thanks to the parent helpers who helped students to make prints using red, green, gold and silver. The prints are hanging on the two bulletin boards right outside of our classroom. If you have some time, please stop by our classroom to see your child’s fabulous artwork.

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A Beautiful Province

I used my drone to film some video in British Columbia. In the lower right hand corner you can click on ‘Enter full screen’. There is also a button where you can select video quality and 1080p is recommended. If you have speakers, there is music that makes the video more enjoyable. Please feel free to leave a comment.

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Gung Hei Fat Choy

Saturday marks the Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year, as the world bids farewell to the Year of the Monkey and says hello to the Year of the Rooster. The Rooster is the 10th in the 12 year cycle of Chinese zodiac signs and the last Year of the Rooster was in 2005. What Chinese zodiac sign were you born in?

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Things To Consider For A Safe Hallowe’en


The local police shared some Hallowe’en safety tips with the students in our school district.

  • See and be seen. Make sure drivers can see you. Wear reflective clothing or place reflective tape on the front and back of costumes and clothing. Make glow sticks part of your costume and carry a flashlight.
  • Are fake swords part of your costume? Make sure they look fake, but remember, some people still may not be able to tell the difference.
  • Safety in numbers. Walk in groups and stay together.
  • Stay on the outside. Never enter a house and only accept treats at the front door.
  • Use crosswalks whenever possible. Visit houses on one side of the street at a time and cross the street only at intersections or at marked crosswalks.
  • Save your treats. Wait until you get home before sampling your treats. Though tampering is rare, a responsible adult should check out all treats and throw away any spoiled, unwrapped or suspicious items.
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Looking At Historical Photos Of Our Community

Each student was given a different historical photo of our community. The images are in black and white and some of the photos are over 100 years old. Students wrote about what they noticed in their photos and things that were different than our community today. We noticed people in the photos dressed differently and the houses were smaller. The cars had more chrome, whitewall tires and many of the roads weren’t paved. We created a bulletin board display at the front of the school which will remain there for the month of February. If you get the chance, be sure to see the students wonderful work!

Historic Photos 1

Historic Photo 3

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