Think of how much you wouldn’t know if you couldn’t read! Teaches help kids learn to read and to find ‘Just Right’ books so they understand what they are reading. Teachers and the school librarian help us find books we are looking for and recommend books for our reading level and interest.This gives kids an opportunity to read what they enjoy.
Reading improves your memory and also improves your focus and concentration. Reading will make you smarter and even improves your writing skills. When kids can read, they learn easier and faster. So how do books help kids learn at school? Books provide educational information for students. If a child is doing a project at school, they can go to our library and check out books on the topic.
Bedford South has our own school library, and students of all grades get one day a week where they can visit the school library and take out books to bring home to read. This is especially important for the many students at our school who do not speak English at home. Our school is very grateful for our library, librarian, and the many books which will be donated by Indigo. . The books at our school help make our students smarter!
Help support the Indigo ‘Adopt a School’ program where you can help our school win $10 000 in books for our library. To adopt our school. https://adoptaschool.indigo.ca/
By Hilary Shea & Ben Hoeg
Grade 6 Tulloch is hosting a fundraiser in support of the Philippines after the recent typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). The devastating typhoon has left lots of damage in the Philippines. It is the most powerful storm to ever hit land. The typhoon started its destruction on November 8th, 2013 and swept through the six central Philippine islands. Winds were going at 235 km per hour with gusts of 275 km per hour. Waves were as high as 15 meters tall and as much as 400 mm of rain fell. 28 national medical teams have been sent to the Philippines to help. Other helpers have consisted of search and rescue teams, members of the media and pilots flying cargo planes and helicopters. Many countries have donated millions of dollars to help provide items such as clean water, food and clothing. The numbers of citizens affected is still not good. 12 million lives are at risk. 4 million children are in danger. 3 976 people have been confirmed dead. 1 598 people are missing and 18 175 people are injured. Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced because of damage to their homes. The main islands affected were all poorer areas of the Philippines. This is not just a little storm, this storm has affected many lives and has caused millions of dollars of damage.
6 Tulloch is doing something very unique to help support the people of the Philippines. Andrea Ludovice a student in Six Tulloch originally from the Philippines who wanted to do something special to help the people of her home country. She asked two of her friends Stephanie Wooden and Sydney Khan to help her with her plan. They decided to make Philippine buttons to sell to the students of Bedford South School. All buttons are $2 and the funds are going to the Red Cross Organization in support of the Philippines. CTV news has heard about what they are doing and are coming to do an interview sometime this week. We know that every penny counts to help rebuild the country and we are just trying to make a difference.
Last week we had personal trainer, Matt MacDonald come into to our classroom to talk to all grade 6’s of B.S.S. His three messages he wanted to share with us were to eat healthy, be active and share his message with everyone! You may say he is bananas and that is true. He eats an average of 30-40 bananas a day. He also talked about eating whole foods, looking at the nutrition facts and ingredients of packaged foods. Some things to look out for on packages are sodium, cholesterol, sugar, and fat. He also said if it’s 5% sodium or lower its better to eat than 6% and up. Remember all packaged has to be preserved some how with sugar or salt so always read the nutrition facts.
3,2,1 blast off! The grade six’s of B.S.S are blasting off to new learning experiences about astronauts. We did an experiment to experience what it is like to be in a spacesuit. One lucky person from each of the 3 grade six classes got to try on our super awesome spacesuits. Milk cartons, oven mitts, rain boots, socks and a motorcycle helmet made up each spacesuit. They had to a variety of challenges first without the spacesuit than with the spacesuit. Some of the challenges we’re to remove items out of a school bag, take a CD out of it’s case and put it in another case, pour dried bean or beads into a Ziploc bag etc. Some of the challenges were harder than others, but we still had a lot of fun doing it.
BY: Andrea .L, Megan .D and Stephanie .W
The first full week of school has been great ! We have started a unit on space.We have done 3 logs about space videos. Also we have been doing some art. The art was inspired by Pablo Picaso. We have had a visitor to. His name was Ryan Laird.He sang songs about how bullying is mean and not nice to do. I think he inspired a lot of people. Also we have started talking about culture in social studies. This week we will be doing a project on it. Long story short school has been fun and 6 Tulloch is great!
So a new school year has started and we have lots of new people here in six Tulloch! School started on a Wednesday and that week we just got used to the routine of this classroom. This week (our first full one), we started to get used to our classroom jobs and started our puzzles of the day. We also got our STEAM NS room opened and are starting to get all the laptops and ipads ready for use. On Tuesday we had a special guest Ryan Laird who did an assembly and sang to us. He also spoke to us about anti-bullying and helped to let us know that our dreams can come true if you work hard. Much like his own personal experience. We are still getting to know each other here and are looking forward to a great school year!