learning together

by doneail

Friday, October 30

Halloween has come to Buchanan School! photophoto 19photo 20 photo 02 2.44.25 PMphoto 03 2.44.25 PMA 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.

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Tuesday, October 27

photo 06 2.44.25 PMStudents 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. photo 04 2.44.25 PM

So, what matters in an election speech?

  • “the candidate should give good reasons why they are the best choice” – Braiden
  • “some really good examples of why they are the best choice for prime minister should be given” – Anaisha
  • “voters need to know who they are voting for… so the best person gets the job” – Riley
  • “it’s important for candidates to know their audience… so they can persuade them” – Kayden
  • photo 05 2.44.25 PM“persuade the voters by using strong language… tell them who to vote for” – Ariel

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Thursday, October 15

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Map of Manitoba with ideas and inspiration from Forum participants

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Comparing community resources

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.

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Tuesday, October 13

photo 16Today 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. photo 15Jamie uses his stories to communicate issues of social justice and compassion.