Welcome back! The students at COACH are hard at work in this new school year. We are getting use to our new routines and are enjoying productive days. One project we worked on for Social Studies involved colouring rocks and putting positive messages on them for other people to find. The hope is that when someone finds a pretty rock with a positive message that it helps to fill their bucket. We made a quick trip to Kildonan Park to hide our assorted rocks. On another outing we released a Monarch butterfly that Mrs. S. raised from a caterpillar. The students all worked on "All About Me" booklets and we are still taking turns sitting in the "hot seat" to share details about ourselves. We start with 3 "True" facts and 3 "False." It's a lot of fun trying to figure out what we know about our classmates. Recently Kim, a classroom helper, read us a book about residential schools. We made a bulletin board with messages on orange t-shirt cutouts and made buttons with the phrase "Every Child Matters." This was in anticipation of Orange Shirt Day on September 30, a time to reflect on everyone's right to be valued. During checkout each day, many students report that Phys Ed is a highlight of their day. We love playing Dodge Ball but are also practicing badminton and other sport's skills. We are looking forward to starting yoga classes in the near future. See you next month!