Well, tomorrow is my last day as C-School program coordinator for the year. We have had an absolute BLAST this year and I want to thank each and every one of you for being a part of something so wonderful. I have been able to put together the schedule for next year C-School but am sad to not be returning to my wonderful job as I will be busy taking care of a little baby! I look forward to hearing lots of cool things that have happened over the course of the year. Thanks again to all of our wonderful sponsors: Cenovus Energy, Imperial Oil, Northern Lights School Division, the Bonnyville and District Centennial Centre, and the Bonnyville Jr. A Pontiacs. It truly has been a pleasure to work with each and every one of you. Be sure to stop by the C2 to see updated pictures on the bulletin borads. You never know, YOUR face might be up there!
I cannot believe how fast C-School is passing by this year. With four classes left before the school year is up, I am already putting together schedules and making bookings for next school year. I have had a great couple of weeks with grade 4 classes from NDE and Duclos and I look forward to my remaining classes. I would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU to the Bonnyville Jr.A Pontiacs for their help with C-School this year. I wish you the best of luck in the playoffs and on behalf of all the students at C-School, we thank you for your active participation in the program.
Well, even though the weather has been pretty chilly the last few weeks, C-School has been heating up again! The fourteenth group of C-School students have participated in activities this school year and pictures are updated. The grade three classes were able to create their own version of goalie masks and even meet some goalies who played for the Bonnyville Jr. A Pontiacs and the grade four classes have been busy making (and eating bannock) as well participating in an interactive "Fur Trading Game". The Bonnyville Pontiacs have been a wonderful asset to our program this year and I am so pleased at their involvement with students both on and off the ice! I look forward to updating soon on more grade four classes. Until then...
Mrs. Forster :)
It's hard to believe we are already approaching Christmas break as we have had so much fun in the first half of the C-School year. I have enjoyed spending time with the grade 3 classes from Duclos and Glendon and also the grade 4 classes from Cold Lake Middle School and Art Smith. This last week I really enjoyed the "Customer Service" theme day with Mrs.Aessi'e grade 3 class. We were able to interview the Welcome Desk, act as Greeters to the C2 and then act out real comment cards that were left at the C2. I think all students walked away with an appreciation that every job in the world uses Customer Service and there is a good way and a bad way to go about doing it. I look forwrad to updating more after Christmas. Until then...
Well C-School has been back in session for 5 weeks now and it has been a lot of fun! Grade three and four students have had the oppurtunity to do all kinds of neat things at the C2 including skating with the Pontiacs and creating individual hockey cards for them; making and eating bannock; playing an interactive Fur Trade Game while traveling the rivers of the C2; making Concadas (a Peruvian cookie); racing the running track and graphing results; and climbing the rock wall. Tune in soon to see some updated pictures and more news from what is happening here at C-School. Until then...
Welcome to C School!
This year the C-School program has been up and running again! C-School is a Northern Lights School Division program run at the Centennial Centre for grades 3 and 4 and sponsored by Cenovus, Imperial Oil, Northern Lights School Division, the Bonnyville Pontiacs and the Centennial Centre.
C-School presents students in the Bonnyville area with the exciting opportunity of using the Centennial Centre to compliment and enhance their educational experiences. C-School is unique because it’s based on the idea of experiential learning, or “hands on” learning, which is a method that many students can learn easily and can feel success from. C-School gives students and teachers the opportunity to learn curriculum in a fun and exciting way that isn’t available to them in a classroom. All lessons are curriculum based and match the particular grade that is attending C-School for that four day week.
This year the program is in operation for twenty weeks, starting October 23, and running until April 11, 2013. There is a wide range of students attending from various schools in the area, including: Duclos, Glendon, Notre Dame Elementary, Art Smith Aviation Academy, Cold Lake Middle School as well as North Star Elementary.
During a typical week students will: race the track, which includes estimating, timing with a stopwatch, collecting and writing data, and also graphing the results in a bar graph. Students also get the opportunity to use the climbing wall, skate on the Cenovus ice arena with the Bonnyville Junior “A” Pontiacs and interview them afterwards, and also take part in a scavenger hunt of the Centennial Center, which incorporates timing, measuring, answering questions, recording data and team work.
Each grade has different lessons that fit into their respective curriculums. The grade four program contains a component where students have an opportunity to create Peruvian cookies called Cocadas and enjoy them. They also have an opportunity to use some of their new found multiplication and math arrays to figure out how many seats are in certain sections of the R.J.Lalonde arena.
The grade four program also brings curriculum to life and allows students to experience it “hands on”. In the “Fur Trading Game”, students get a chance to live the life of a voyageur and trade their furs to the Hudson Bay Company and the North West Company. During this process they learn the importance of teamwork, and also learn how to bargain and barter. Another authentic experience students get to explore while at C-School is the opportunity to put their baking hats on and prepare bannock, which is experiential learning at its highest.
There are many other activities that students participate in during their four day adventure at C-School. If you haven’t done so already, come and try experiential learning out!
Bonnyville Centennial Centre
Unit 1003 4313-50th Ave.
Bonnyville, AB T9N 0B0
December 9, 2013, 12:00 am - December 12, 2013, 12:00 am
NDE Grade 3
January 7, 2014, 12:00 am - January 10, 2014, 12:00 am
Mrs.Henwood Grade 3 Ardmore
January 13, 2014, 12:00 am - January 16, 2014, 12:00 am
Zalaski/Cote Grade 4 NDE
January 20, 2014, 12:00 am - January 23, 2014, 12:00 am
Mrs.Mercier Grade 3 Duclos
January 27, 2014, 12:00 am - January 30, 2014, 12:00 am
Mrs. Waskiewich Grade 3 Duclos