The spring session of Friday activities paired fifty-six students with 11 club members. The activities we offered included cooking, board games, puppetry and the ever-popular Lego. The students participated enthusiastically for four sessions which took place during their lunch recess. We adults had as much fun as the children and we look forward to another round of activities in the Fall.
Any club members wishing to participate can sign up at the centre or email Pat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support a Reader
This year’s Support A Reader program has been very successful. We have seventeen volunteers, working with seven different teachers, once a week. The reading happens on different days at and different times for each class, with a volunteer listening to one student read for half an hour or two students for fifteen minutes each.
The feedback from the volunteers, teachers and students is very positive, with everyone seeming to benefit.
The program will be winding down in June, with each teacher determining how long they want to continue. We start again in the fall, usually in October/November once the teachers get to know their new students and have determined if the program will be useful for them and their students.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Von Bishop at email@example.com for more information.
Pickle Ball For Students
Following a successful series of Pickleball training sessions this spring for all grade 4 and 5 students at Cordova Bay School, the Pickleball Group was asked to organize a drop-in session for Grade 4 and 5 students during their lunch hour. With the assistance of five volunteers from the Pickleball Group, lunch hour drop-in sessions each Monday began on April 16th and will continue until June 18th. Approximately 13 Grade 4 students are participating as well as approximately 24 Grade 5 students. While the students have an opportunity to practice the skills they have learned during the formal training sessions, there is equal emphasis on letting them have fun.
IG Photography, coordinated by Brent Carberry.
By the end of May, Intergenerational Photography will be wrapping up its fourth set of group lessons to Grade 4 and 5 classes this school year. This activity, led by Brent Carbery, consisted of four lessons, a field trip and a photo editing session and will be repeated in two years’ time.