Halloween has come to Buchanan School! A very special thank you to Mr. O’Neail who joined us in the morning with his face painting kit and glitter tattoos. What a fun way to add details to our already awesome costumes.
Today we had Linda from Manitoba Elections join us to help us run a mock election. We have been part of the Student Vote 2015 as a way to increase our understanding and participation in the electoral process. Click here to learn more about Student Vote 2015.
Students did an amazing job learning about election candidates and then writing their own speeches for our Prime Minister for a Day class election. We learned that election speeches really are persuasive text, designed to change or convince someone to vote for a particular person.
So, what matters in an election speech?
Today we had the opportunity to attend the St. James School Division Youth Forum. We heard from amazing speakers and participated in activities designed to help students extend their thinking about issues of social justice and our role in extending compassion and kindness to others.
Today we had a very special visitor in Room 13. Storyteller extraordinaire, Jamie Oliver was here to create and perform an original story with our students. Our co-created story is one part of many… each classroom at Buchanan will develop part of a larger tale, to be shared at a school-wide assembly later in the month. Jamie uses his stories to communicate issues of social justice and compassion.