April 21, 2016

"Keep a Poem in Your Pocket" @ Kent School


April is National Poetry Month in Canada
"Keep a Poem in Your Pocket" @ Kent School

We invite all students, staff, and families to have some fun with poetry this monthby participating in our very first "Keep a Poem in Your Pocket" event which will take place April 26 - 29. We are asking students and staff to carry a poem in their pocket and ask other students and staff, throughout the day, to share their poem. Participate in whatever way works for you, your students, and your family. 

Have some fun with words. 

What poem will you be carrying in your pocket?
Mrs. Dumas

February 26, 2016

A Day With Jacquie Pearce

Students at Kent Elementary School spent the day with BC author Jacquie Pearce yesterday and learned about her work as an author. She highlighted her interest, her research, and the eventual publication of her short historical fiction book about the 1948 flood of the Fraser River onto the Agassiz and area landscape. Her book Flood Warning tells the tale of how the people of the Fraser Valley and their cattle survived. Have you read it yet?

A handful of students shared their own family connection with the flood with comments about the stories that their grandparents have told them. Local history, family history, telling stories and writing stories are an important part of our literacy program at Kent School. Does your child have a journal or notebook for writing?

A big thank you to our PAC for supporting this big event. 

Mrs. Dumas