As we set our sights on the spring months ahead a buzz of excitement is beginning to grow. Activities on the school yard have changed as we said goodbye to the snow and hello to running shoes, basketballs and skipping ropes. At the end of March staff and students sent our warmest retirement wishes to Ms. McDonald with a special video montage, a book of student memories and a song to bid her farewell. We look forward to seeing her friendly smile grace our halls in the weeks to come as a special volunteer in the school. On April 1st Lancaster Drive hosted the Limestone District Chess Tournament with over 200 students from area schools participating, 75 of our very own Lancaster Lions. Junior Basketball teams have their seasons well under way and running club practices have been well attended…we
are already seeing skill improvement all around! Rehearsals for our Primary play, “Going Buggy”, have brought an excitement to the Primary division as students discover their voices and dramatic talents. Many school trips and special events are on the horizon with planning well under way.
We look forward to these next few months of learning with our students. In classrooms, teachers and students continue to engage in inquiry-based learning from FDK all the way to grade 8. We learn so much from talking with our students and seeing what they are exloring in their learning. Sometimes generating dialogue and getting your child to talk about school can be a challenge. Here are some ideas to generate chatter about school with your child(ren):
Who made you smile today? What was the funniest thing that happened today?
What was the nicest thing you did for someone else?
Which one of your teachers would survive the longest on a deserted island? Why?
Who brought the best food in their lunch today?
What challenged you today?
If school were a ride at the fair, which ride would it be? Why?
What would you rate your day on a scale of 1 to 10? Why?
If one of your classmates could be the teacher for the day who would you want it to be? Why?
If you had the chance to be the teacher tomorrow, what would you teach the class?
Did anyone push your buttons today?
Who do you want to make friends with but haven’t yet? Why not?
What is your teacher’s most important rule?
What is the most popular thing to do at recess?
Does your teacher remind you of anyone else you know? How?
Tell me what you learned about a friend today.
If aliens came to school and beamed up 3 kids, who do you wish they would take? Why?
What is one thing you did today that was helpful?
When did you feel most proud of yourself today?
What rule was the hardest to follow today?
What is one thing you hope to learn before the school year is over?
Which person in your class is your exact opposite?