Ms. Suter is thrilled to announce that her publication “Riddle I Day” has been added as a supplementary resource to the K-6 Music Curriculum across the province. Her book, co-written with colleague Angela Warren (Lakecrest Independent School) is a collection of traditional Newfoundland and Labrador folksongs set to Orff instruments. Fuelled by a passion to preserve the folk music of their province and their love of Orff Schulwerk, Ms. Suter and Ms. Warren’s resource provides teachers not only with arrangements of Newfoundland and Labrador folksongs, but also a step-by-step guide of the teaching process. It is hoped that educators will use this collection as a means of increasing cultural content in their schools’ curriculum. Stay tuned for a new resource coming this April – The Book Tree: Music, Literature, Art and Drama.
Earlier in this school year, our Grade 4, 5 and 6 students participated in the Meaning of Home contest. Students from across Canada were invited to submit a written essay about what home means to them for a chance to direct $50,000 to a Habitat for Humanity build of their choice in Canada and $1,000 cash prize for the school of the winning student. This year we have two of the top ten runners-up! Within the next week or so, you will be able to check out their very touching entries at: http://meaningofhome.ca
Submitted by Mrs. Ryan
Mrs. Gullage’s class continues to celebrate agriculture.
What a sound of music as the Grade 4 classes paraded through the school! This activity was a collaboration of their Sound unit in Science where children created their own sound devices with difference pitches and tones.
The Grade 2 classes hosted a Friendship Assembly yesterday, February 14th. The theme of friendship was loud and clear with each song sung and each poem recited. What wonderful performance! Congratulations, Grade 2 students and teachers!
We are celebrating French culture and the Quebec Winter Carnival at Holy Family School today with all sorts of French activities including a parade!