Here are some more pictures from our visitors to the school. The Jerry Can’s came to read and play for the students and we wish them luck in Vancouver.
Here are the legends that the students presented today.
Please see the attached Calendar for the month of March. Enjoy the month.
Nanook School Team
December 4, 2017
Nanook News: Gr 3, 4 & 5 Highlights!!
Dear Parents & Guardians,
The holiday season is upon us and we have a very busy and exciting week ahead of us, as we prepare for our Christmas concert and the Legislative Christmas tree event.
Within the next three weeks I am hoping to get a few things up and running before our holiday break. Every Monday I will be sending home a spelling list, Homework package, Nanook News: Gr. 3,4&5 highlights, and a calendar in your child’s school bag.
Spelling word lists will be sent home on Mondays and there will be a spelling quiz on Friday mornings. I will be encouraging all students to look these words over at home so the Friday quiz will be a success.
Each Monday a light homework package will be sent home. Students will have an entire school week to complete the extra work. The homework packages will be due on the Friday of every week. The work may include a reading log, math, literacy, spelling lists, or some practice writing. I will try and make it as fun as possible for everyone involved. Please feel free to contact me if there are any concerns over the home work packages, as this is indented to be no more than 20 minutes of work per night. I do want these amazing students to have time for outdoor fun and extracurricular activities. We will start this next week.
Nanook News & Highlights:
This is a way for me to communicate with you in a bit more detail about what our class is up to week by week. I will list dates of events, tests dates, share our outdoor adventure, reading buddy, baking, or cooking experiences. Pictures of our fun learning moments will also be added to Nanook News and Highlights. Stay Tuned!
Fridge Calendars will also be sent home on Mondays. Again, this is a way for me to communicate when we will be heading out for outdoor adventures, special guests, tests dates, field trips, class parties, or fun classroom projects.
I am looking forward to working together with you so that your child has the best year possible both academically and socially.
Please feel free to contact me at any time.
October 26th, 2017
Perspective candidate Jude Lewis came into the class to talk to the students today. This was another great talk. The kids really enjoyed his talk.
October 25th, 2017
I am really proud of the students today. We had two prospective politicians come into talk to the students about their questions. Ann Crawford and Monica Ell came into the room to show the students that they have a voice. They deserve to be heard. They where a bit quiet in the morning with Ann Crawford but woke up in the afternoon with Monica Ell. Youth have a voice and a power. I hope that during this busy election season that we get more visitors. The students really love it.
October 20th, 2017
This is a call made by the youth of Apex to any prospective politician to come in and speak. We want to hear what you have to say. Please come and talk. The students made this letter with all of their questions and concerns about the future of Nunavut, their future. They are very valid and real questions that they feel are important. You are welcome anytime to come in and speak to them. Youth have power to change the world and trying to show them they have a voice is very important. Here is their voice.
Thursday, October 19th, 2017
Dear Candidate for the Member of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut,
Hi, how are you doing? We are the students of Grade 3,4,5 at Nanook School in Apex. We are learning about government. We would like to ask you some questions.
They are as follows;
- What is a Member of the Legislative Assembly? What do they do?
- How do you become a candidate for the Legislative assembly?
- How old do you need to be for the Legislative assembly?
- Why do you want to be a member for the Legislative assembly?
- Do you have to go to school to be a Member of the Legislative Assembly?
- What languages do you speak? What languages do you support?
- What are you going to do for others and myself to make every ones lives better?
- How can you make the Internet faster and cheaper?
- Can you make plane tickets cheaper so we can go on airplanes more often, save money, and learn more about other places in the world by going to see them and explore around the world?
- How can you make the food that costs our parents money better quality, fresher and cheaper for our parents? Poor people?
- Is it possible to make the housing prices cheaper?
- How can we support our communities’ homeless, sick and elders?
- How can you work to make the environment clean so we don’t live on a dirty planet?
- Is it possible to make more energy using wind power or solar power? Is this possible? Will it make the air in the community more fresh? Why not?
- What are your plans for cleaning up the dump, sewage, and dumping garbage in the ocean and on land? The garbage is killing the animals on the land.
- Why do we still use plastic bags, we should use reusable bags not plastic bags? The plastic is killing the animals. We have seen NorthMart bags in fresh fish that were caught in the summer. This is wrong.
- How do we get people to stop smoking? Can we make the stores stop selling cigarettes and cigars? Cigarettes and cigars can cause fires, black lungs. It turns your healthy body bad. IT can kill other people
- Can we make people go to school instead of dropping out of school?
- Can we get people to stop drinking alcohol?
- How do we support pregnant teenagers who are pregnant in schools and keep them from dropping out?
- How do you support technology with Inuktitut so that students are able to write with technology in any language they choose?
We would really appreciate you solving these problems for us. We would like you coming to talk to us about your solutions and answers to these questions. You are welcome any time!
Concerned Nanook School Grade Three, Four, Five students