It seems incredible to think that we are already at the end of the first month of 2015! January has been a very busy month at Laurier with many school-wide and class events.
This month we began our Earthbites program in 10 classes. The students have been visiting our garden and learning about mason bees and their important role in pollination. In addition, every class has made a mason bee home to place in our Laurier garden this year, and participated in a honey-tasting session! The Earthbites program is off to a great start with our two instructors, Emma and Brendan. Thank you to our PAC for their generous support of this great program! Parents and guardians are warmly welcomed to participate in this program during their weekly visits.
For five days this month, our gym became the Laurier curling rink! “Rocks ‘n Rings” instructors have been teaching all our students the intricacies of this popular Canadian sport. From kindergarten to grade 7, the feedback from students and teachers alike, has been very positive! Thanks again to PAC for their financial support.
Some special class events this month have included:
- Port Metro presentations
- UBC Engineers without Borders
- Scientists In The School
- Snowshoeing at Mt. Seymour
- Dogwood Lodge visit
- Upcoming: Artist in Residence, Colette Lisoway, will be working with the students in Div. 6, beginning Feb. 2.