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SNES News May 13

Hello Families, 

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers, grandmothers, and special caregivers in our community! Thank you for all you do and what you contribute to the lives of children.

See below for this week’s update. 

Have a great week!

Last week’s highlights include:

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South Nelson's Got Talent!

South Nelson sure has talent! Thank you to all who came out to the 2024 South Nelson Talent Show. It was filled with a great line up of student performers. We started out with class performances in which students sang, and played bucket drums or ukuleles. Our primary classes did a song with actions. Then, the individual performances included everything from singing, dancing, taekwondo and even some card tricks! We even had a comedy act and a book reading from environmental authors! The students wowed us with all the interesting things they can do.

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Indigenous Games

On Friday May 10th students at South Nelson had the privilege of learning and playing a few traditional Indigenous games from Vanessa Lozecznik. Vanessa works with local Elders to learn about these traditional games and has received permission to share them with her students. Many of the games that she introduced to us on Friday were traditional Blackfoot games that were taught to Vanessa by Ktunaxa Elders. 

Students learned to play “Run and Scream” which was designed for children to test/increase their lung capacity and stamina. 

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Puppet Show Entertainment

The Gr. 2/3s in Ms. Finnie’s class have been learning about space and the natural environment. To  demonstrate their learning, they created puppet shows! They were on various topics, such as the solar system, fungus, and habitats. Did you know that puppet shows can take various forms? Some groups did a shadow puppets show using an older projection screen. Some groups did popsicle stick puppets in colour and with a background on the document camera, while others did a traditional puppet theatre show.

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Butterflies at South Nelson

Mrs. C's class had the most amazing opportunity to grow butterflies! The students we delighted as the tiny little caterpillars arrived in late April. Watching their excitement and curiosity as the caterpillars went through their life cycle changes was so much fun! When we released them last week the students were so proud. A great way to finish off our unit on butterflies. 

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SNES News May 6

Hello Families, 

Happy spring! We are now fully into May and everyone is happy to know that the better weather is here. There are so many great things happening outdoors these days. I can’t believe we are heading into our last two months of school. There are already so many fun things on the go.

See below for this week’s update. 

Have a great week!

Last week’s highlights include:

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Superintendent's Report - May 2024

It feels like the school year speeds up this time of year!  May is when 2024 grads who have applied for scholarships are going through adjudication for their awards, while others are preparing to embark on their first steps in a career, apprenticeship, job search, gap year or post-secondary educational journey. 

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Mrs. Lehnert's Class - Learning in and from nature

Our class loves being in the Maple Forest!

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Math Mania hits South Nelson!

Math Mania hit the students, staff and families of South Nelson last week. Parents,  grandparents and caregivers headed into classrooms to solve puzzles, logic conundrums and math problems. Everyone discovered that math is fun and can be shared with everyone in various ways. Students enjoyed being the "teacher" and showing what they know about numbers, shapes and logic. 

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Check out the Awesome: South Nelson Elementary

Since January Students at South Nelson Elementary school have been focusing on connection with Indigenous art and connection with the world around us. 

 

Students learned about the Potlatch Ban in Canada through the story “The Secret of the Dance” by Andrea Spalding and Alfred Scow and studied Traditional West Coast masks.