Royal Canadian Legion Literary Contest Winner
By: Brooke B.
Children of the War
Oh, the children, how they suffer.
Go to war where they get tougher.
They love, and are loved so.
To fight for their country, off they go.
Whipped into shape, guns in hand.
The poor little boy, now a man.
Mamas, papas, oh how they cry.
Will this forever be good bye?
In the trenches, a dug out bed.
What a place to rest your head!
Shotguns fire, duck for cover.
We lay in teh fields, and we will suffer.
We are the children of the war.
Our souls raise to heaven.
A feeling we've never had before.
The children of the war.
Following our successful Forum on Mental Health for Children and Youth, we have decided to make some literature and resources available to our families. Please click on the links below to read some of the information that you may find helpful. As always, please let us know if you have any questions or need any assistance.
Janeway Family Centre - The Janeway Family Centre offers a coordinated and comprehensive service for children, youth, and families facing emotional, social or behavioral challenges. Referrals are accepted for children and youth from birth to age seventeen. (Page 1, Page 2)
Kidshealth.org - Take a look at this site to read about helping children cope with stress.
Beachy Cove Style
Our students in grade six Early French Immersion collaborated on the following video link with their teachers, Mme Curtis and Mme Kennedy. We invite you to take a look at the video and see for yourself the enthusiastic spirit that exists at L'école élémentaire Beachy Cove Elementary School. We also invite you to send us a note to let us know what you think. Sit back and enjoy.
BURP: No Excuses Needed
L'école élémentaire Beachy Cove Elementary is celebrating the success of 'BURP', the Boys Undercover Reading Program, created and developed by Teacher-Librarian, Heather Godden. She saw the need to help boys see themselves as readers because of the growing gap between boys and girls in academic achievement.
Since 2007, Ms. Godden has provided a boys-only reading program for every boy in Grade 3-6, in the library. It fosters a love of reading in the boys by doing it their way, providing the types of materials they enjoy reading, as well as space and movement. Before starting the program, Mrs. Godden interviews the boys about which subjects and types of reading material they are interested in. Together they develop a comprehensive wish list.
During BURP, classroom teachers provide literacy activities that cater to the needs of the group of girls. All students eagerly anticipate their special time. The program has been a tremendous success at Beachy Cove Elementary and has now spread to other schools in the district.