Here's a video of this week's PINs activities. Enjoy!
This week our school met together to launch our Buddy Bench. A student from LC1 last year came up with the idea of having a buddy bench in the playground so that if students don't have anyone to play with, they can sit on the bench and other students will see them and invite them to play. This student planned and executed the buddy bench as their project learning for the term. Our students all know what it looks like (it is brightly coloured and will be in the school's main play area) so if your child talks about not having someone to play with during break times, please encourage them to use the Buddy Bench.
Our students are really enjoying their Grasshopper Soccer and Playball sessions. We hope they're telling you all about the skills they're learning.
Our Take Home Toys have been a wonderful way for our students to share about themselves and some of their favourite things to do at home. On Fridays when our toys come back to school the students who took them home share their adventures with our guardian groups. This develops their oral language and helps them gain confidence when talking to larger groups. Our other students look forward to hearing these stories and during this time they are learning to listen intently and be a respectful audience. Thank you so much for your support with our Take Home Toys at home. We really appreciate the time and effort you've all put into making our toys a member of your family for the week and creating pages for our books. Every child will get a turn to bring home their guardian group's toy so if you haven't had a visit yet, it will happen.