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Year: 2001 – Province: British Columbia
Certificate of Achievement Recipients
School: Midway Elementary School
Midway, British Columbia V0H 1M0
Principal: Walter Osellame
School Telephone: 250-449-2224
Grades/Subjects Taught: Grades 1-3, all subjects
- Strong self-esteem is the most important platform for skill development.
- The whole development of the child involves everyone around the child.
- Every child is a unique work of nature waiting to bloom.
Skillfully manages a triple grade class. All classroom work is based on concepts for numbering and literacy with lessons designed to deliver appropriate material to each grade. For example, children read Nail Soup, but they also make it, eat it for lunch and record their efforts with stories and drawings. Uses the integrated thematic approach to teach to each child's ability and guide or challenge as needed, and a buddy system for large projects to build confidence and teamwork.
Creatively involves parents in child's education.
- Beginning Day Breakfast starts the school year off on a friendly note; includes taking a photo of parents and child.
- Surprise Day broadens children's learning experience as every tenth day a parent visits classroom or takes class on a field trip to their work place or other site.
- Pumpkin Carving Night invites dads, or a male member of family, to school to carve pumpkins for Hallowe'en.
- Daily journals and reading, printing and math projects are sent home weekly.
Each child leaves Mrs. Pownall's class able to read and write well. Parent, secretary to Parent Advisory Committee and sole physician for the area
Pat brings joys to the classroom - the joy of learning not only the academic skills but also the life skills that ensure every pupil is a happy, well-rounded individual. Fellow teacher