Tuesday, April 13, 2021


 We needed to learn more about being respectful this week.  First,  two of our students engaged in a dramatic play to illustrate a tricky situation.  Next, we described the language of this tricky situation.  We compared two classrooms: respectful  and disrespectful.  Many children discovered that we have a choice on what type of classroom we can create.  The students wiped off the behaviours that we don't want in Room 18. Simple, yet powerful. Last, we came up with a list of respectful behaviours as our learning reflection.  The New Windsor Way. 

Saturday, April 10, 2021


The children in Room 18 had an opportunity to make a Polish Easter basket shared by the teacher last week. On Wednesday one of the students brought a bag of chocolate eggs for everyone.  The Kiwi Easter tradition was a real hit with the students.


Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Sharing work with parents

One of the students was so excited to share his food truck and his writing about it with his parents during the goal setting meetings.  Most children are still working on their writing but it was great to share work and show the families the food trucks the students are very proud of. 


Sunday, March 28, 2021

Market Buzz-

The students in Room 18 learned about running a food truck business from one of NWS parents, Khalid, and shared experiences. Throughout the week,  the children collaborated in teams in designing their logos, menus, food items, advertising posters and of course the food trucks. The open-ended, recycling materials were given to ignite creativity. Each truck was unique.  We've learned about money and basic financial literacy.  We found that we need to practice using money more (homework for the holidays ). It was quite a buzz when businesses were given float money and the shoppers got $10 each to spend. The atmosphere was electric and the businesses were encouraged to give discounts. Their teacher was a sales skills and techniques trainer in the past, so they've learned from a professional how to maximize their business potential. Last Friday Pizza Haven Food Truck came to NWS to share their tasty delights with the students. We all loved this experience.