Aurora Borealis is a fancy name for the Northern lights. You can only see them in the north of Canada. It uses protons and electrons to make the Aurora Borealis. The Aurora Borealis is created through collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth's atmosphere at high speeds.
Over the last few months, each primary class has had a lesson on the Zones of Regulation with the goal that students will be able to recognize which zone they are in and be able to develop some strategies for getting back to the green zone. The zones include the blue zone (sad, sick, tired, bored), green zone (happy, calm, feeling okay, focused, ready to learn), yellow zone (frustrated, worried, silly/wiggly, excited, some loss of control), and the red zone (mad/angry, terrified, yelling/hitting, elated, loss of control). When asked how to get back to the green zone, students often suggest walking away, taking a break, taking some slow and deep breaths, or using another Kelso's Choice.
When your child struggles to manage emotions when in the red zone, one strategy is to first deal with the big emotions by giving him/her space. Once back in the green zone, adults should listen without advice giving or judgement. Ask questions that have children come up with different options for dealing with whatever is bothering them. Learning about the Zones of Regulation, developing strategies to manage those big emotions, and solving their own problems is very empowering for children; it builds resilience and independence, and helps to develop very important life skills.
Last week Wentworth hosted a celebration of World Languages with a variety of activities.
The students participated in a languages treasure hunt, dance party and Chinese cultural activities.
The grade 1 students performed “May There Always Be Sunshine” in 7 different languages.
Thank you to the parents and students for participating.
Friday, May 19th, 2017
Each May we look forward to your parents visiting Wentworth Campus. Grandparents of students in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 5 are invited to attend our annual Grandparents’ Day. Students who do not have a grandparent in attendance will be invited to join in with one of their classmate’s grandparent during the visit.
Please click on this LINK for details
Please note, all students in Grades JK - 7 are asked to wear their #1 uniform on Grandparents’ Day.
Homelessness is becoming a common reality for youth -- especially here in Vancouver where poverty is at its peak. It is estimated two in seven Canadians using homeless shelters are children. As these numbers increase, it is time we do something to help those in need. Covenant House is a shelter for homeless youth who are runaways and victims of sexual and physical abuse. The Young Round Square team from Morven and Wentworth will be hosting a bottle drive to support this shelter. From Tuesday, May 23rd to Friday, May 26th we will be collecting bottles at both lobbies between 8:00 am to 8:30 am. Please bring and save all of your empty pop cans, plastic water bottles, alcohol bottles and juice cartons. "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give" Winston Churchill.
Thank you so much to everyone that participated in PJs for a Purpose. I know we helped many children who are fighting cancer at BC Children's Hospital. Wentworth should feel very proud of our spirit and participation. We collected $1,249 at this event! That is amazing! If you want to get involved even more with Team Finn you can go check out their website http://www.teamfinn.com/. Thank you so much for all of your donations.
Monday May 15
- JK-Grade 2, Stella Swanson and the Rosie Joyfuls presentations
- Wednesday May 17
Grade 1A Café Concert Performance
Grade 4 Concert, 5:30pm-6:00pm, Katz-Telfer Gym
Grade 5-7 Bands Concert, 7:00pm-8:00pm, Katz-Telfer Gym
Thursday May 18
Grade 1Ha Café Concert Performance
Grade 6-7, Golf Academy, 2:45pm-4:15pm
Grade 5-7 General Music/Choir Concert, 5:30pm-6:30pm, Katz-Telfer Gym
Friday May 19
Grade JK-5, Grandparents’ Day, Houssian Gym
Grade 1D Concert Performance
Monday May 22
Victoria Day – School Closed