Thankful: harvesting experiential learning in the community by digging into the curriculum through community engagement and place-based learning

Blog Post by Community School Coordinator, Sarah Haxby
It was a beautiful fall day. As a class, we paused in the long driveway and looked up.

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Orange Shirt Day at BICS

What does meaningfully recognizing Orange Shirt Day look like in an Elementary School?
Our BICS Indigenous Education Committee, consisting of teachers and parents/guardians,

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Terry Fox Run & Fundraising

In early September, Kevin Manning of Bowen Island First Credit Union approached the school, and the Terry Fox Foundation before then,

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Timeless and Timely Learning

With the exception of mass extinctions, many would argue that the world is changing more quickly now than ever before;

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“In the Blink of an Eye” | Principal’s Address at the Grade 7 Promotional Assembly

I’ve been a father just long enough to understand what parents mean when they say things about raising their kids like,

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Thinking Like a Designer

How will people get around 20 years from now?
Answering this difficult question is part of the challenge BC Ferries is facing in redesigning one of their busiest ferry terminals,

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Is Each Grade Unique?

Every grade is said to have its unique features. In elementary school, much is made of kindergarten being special as the introduction to public schooling and a vital time to develop foundational skills and a positive attitude toward school and learning.

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Remembrance is…

Hosting a thoughtful Remembrance Day Ceremony is not an easy task. We call it Remembrance Day but few people in this gym have any memories of war.

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Failure or failing? Does it really make a difference?

This blog post from Laura Magrath was originally published on her website, “Becoming A Resident.”
 
“I have not failed.

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Layers of Learning

At the start of our Curriculum Night last Wednesday (Sept. 13), Vice-Principal Laura Magrath and I shared a fifteen minute presentation which had two intentions: summarize the layers of learning that happen at BICS in every subject,

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