Congratulations to our Grade 5 Reading Link Team, who took home Bronze at the Fraser Valley Regional Community Challenge. This year a total of 430 teams from 94 schools competed in the Fraser Valley Regional Library Communities alone! We are so proud of our students, who came in third out of those 430 schools.
If you've never heard this next phrase uttered, you're probably not a Math teacher: when will I ever use this in real life? We all agree that Math is important, but when faced with a problem we can't quite figure out, our immediate reaction is to denounce its rightful place in the world.
When you think about wholesome, home-cooked meals, you don't typically think of them being served up by a 16-year-old. For teenagers, the common belief is this: if it's not instant, canned, frozen, or ready in under three-steps, then it's beyond the realm of their culinary competence. You can imagine people's surprise, then, when they happened upon the personal project of Grade 10 Student Ved V., who was not only cooking up delicious and fresh foods from scratch, but empowering his peers to do the same.
When children have a great playground, it changes their whole day, and their whole health. They get outside and into fresh air; they get to move and stretch; they get to interact and to play together: It forms the basis of their life at school.
The playgrounds at Meadowridge are very large; they are zoned; they are biodiverse; they have places to sit, jump, hang, run, tumble, sing, climb, hide, gambol, play, build, create and just hang out. They link to gardens and to forest. They are our commitment to our children, not just to educate, but to care for them in the most thoughtful of ways.
You have to pick something that is important to you, and off of that you create a product. You can learn new skills, or you can answer an inquiry question... you can do basically anything.