Currently, There is a lot of change taking place with the direction of learning in British Columbia. Part of this change has to do with the B.C.curriculum and the change from outcome focuses to competency based focus. Parents should be watching and listening to what is happening with this by checking out the ministry website https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/ and getting some background information on what these changes might look like. Check out the faq page that give parents some rationale for the changes in the curriculum.
As school change to the new curriculum, there is much excitement that teachers will be able to dig deeper into learning making it more meaningful, engaging and connected to the real world through skills that students can apply as the grow up and become citizens in our society.
I am looking forward to sharing many more updates as we continue the journey this year and in the next few to come.
C.Bortolussi – “The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you” B.B. King
On Thursday, October 15 th, Staff shared an activity that tied current Social Emotional Learning curriculum ideas to the new curriculum with a look at creative and critical thinking. The session was attended by roughly 40 families with their children all writing about “I am From” poems. These stories are very powerful in connecting students with parents and families with school communities.
Here a sample of one of those poems, thank you for letting us share with the community Daniel.
I AM FROM
I am from chicken with rice and soy sauce with my mom cooks whenever she is tired of cooking everything else
I am from my pieces of Lego which my dad buys me a pack of them every week
I am from my Grandma who Speaks Farsi on the phone and I don’t understand her except the part she tells me “she loves me”
I am from my dearest friend Dante, who made friendship with him at my old daycare
I am from different and lots of playground which I go with my dad every week
I am from swimming class which I have to go because my dad wants me to go
I am from Good Night which my mom tells me every night before she kisses me
I am from Halloween when I go to the pumpkin patch with my friend and teacher
Danial Ashtari & Mom