Our GR 3 presented Annie to an enthusiastic audience on Wednesday morning. The singing and acting was superb. Our actors performed their roles and brought the story of Annie to life beautifully in French. Congratulations Grade Three!
GR 3 French Play | Annie!
SPA Speaker Night
On Tuesday our Arts Studio was transformed into a café for an interesting evening about Mindful Parenting. After the presentation, parents enjoyed some wonderful refreshments and great conversations with the speakers, our staff, and other parents. Our thanks to the SPA for facilitating this lovely evening for our community.
IBSO Round Table
Sunnbyrook School is a member of IBSO (IB Schools of Ontario). IBSO represents a dynamic group of Ontario IB schools, and provides a forum for professional development, collegial sharing, and promotion of IB in Ontario. The PYP group hosts Round Table events throughout the year to allow teachers to share best practices and learn from each other.
Sunnybrook hosted a Music Round Table on March 30. Teachers explored ideas about integrating the elements of the PYP into their Music programs, developing Scope and Sequence documents for curriculum development, and more as they shared their experiences during a great day of learning.
Thanks to Ms Berthiaume and Mr Rossiter for planning and preparing a wonderful day for our IBSO PYP colleagues!
Our JK class is in the middle of their Toy Unit, and a highlight of the learning is doing carpentry work to make a toy. Together with the SK class and several parents, Jk hammered and worked away until they had created their very own toy!
GR 6 Author Visit
Our Parent Association sponsors author visits for our students. This week Deborah Ellis, Author of The Breadwinner series visited our GR 6 class. They have been studying Parvanna's Journey and were fascinated to hear Doborah Ellis speak about her experiences with Afghani children. It is a sobering while also inspiring to hear her speak about her experiences in Bolivia, the Middle East and Afghanistan. Our students had some very probing questions for her as they tried to understand their role in a changing world.
Our thanks to the SPA for mking this event possible, and to Deborah Ellis for returning to share her wisdom with our students.
JK/SK celebrate Nowruz
At SBS we enjoy sharing celebrations with our families. This year for the first time parents shared Nowruz with the JK and SK classes. This Persian tradition is a celebration of spring; eggs are decorated, sweets are enjoyed, seeds are planted and to cleanse for the new year, people jump over fire. Teachers and students enjoyed learning new celebrations; the highlight was definitely jumping over the fire!
Springtime thanks to our parents who enriched our experience by sharing their traditions!
A highlight of the Spring Term at Sunnybrook is the Annual SBS Geography Challenge, which will take place in April. Before the break we gather all our students from Grades Four, Five and Six to participate in the qualifying round.
Our geographers had great results, and the final was a nail biter. In the end, Jacob/GR 4, Tarek, GR 5 and Ethan, GR 6 are our finalists for the big inter school Geography Challenge. Congratualtions to all of you!
Avenue Road Art School Workshop
The Avenue Road Arts School came to SBS for two whole days to engage our students from GR 1 - 6 in workshops. The goal was to create multi media scenes for our musical, The Lion King. Students created their interpretation of the jungle, the grassland, Pride Rock and more.
Students painted, made collages, used modelling clay and plasticene to make wonderful evocative pictures for our show. It was an amazing day. Thanks to our instructors for a fabulous experience for our students.