Fall 2019 Session: Robo Bricks!
Using LEGO® parts and LEGO® WeDo graphic programming to build robots, Robo Bricks enrichment program participants learn software engineering, technology, entrepreneurship and math (STEM). During each lesson, students will assemble a robot that will preform a predetermined task. Constructing these robots will develop each student’s ability to create computer algorithms and capability to implement the computer codes.
Skill Building Areas:
Learn English software engineering terminology
Encourage procedural thinking
Improving presentation skills
Working in teams efficiently
Familiarization with computer orientation
Gaining information system and media literacy
Progressing critical and creative thinking
Gadgets and games
Modern Robots to execute different task
The Running Experience is a unique GAA after school club focused on running endurance training, skills, drills, games and fitness development activities! All students from K-8 are invited to register.
Help support local charities this holiday season through GAA’s We Create Change coin drive. Donate any spare change from November 15-December 17, 2019!
GAA recognizes Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week both in classes and during opening announcements during the week of November 18-22.
A program for students that want to determine their own cool and not allow others to define it for them.
The Kids 4 Kids Leadership Club uses cooperative games, team building activities, hilarious stories, and discussions to teach children leadership concepts. Students absolutely love the program as it is high energy, fun and motivational. Parents can’t believe the response they get from their children. This program has been running for 25 years and has impacted over 25,000 students. It is a program you do not want your children to miss.
The concepts taught include: The Characteristics of a Leader: Respect, Responsibility, Taking Initiative, Integrity, and Trust, Anti-Bullying Strategies, Anger Management Skills and How to Deal with Peer Pressure and have the ability to define your own “cool.” Spaces are limited so please register online at the Parent Portal.
Scott Graham, who will be teaching the course, is a bestselling author, TED speaker, international keynote speaker and has recently received the Meritorious Service Medal from the Governor General of Canada, which is the same award Chris Hadfield had received. This program is very popular and spots will be secured on a first come basis. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity for your child! “The Advantage Every Child Needs.”
This Thursday November 21, GAA encourages all students to participate in Crazy Hair for Kindness Day, by wearing a crazy and wacky hair style for the day! Help us stand up against bullying as part of our Bullying Prevention & Awareness Week, November 18-22.
The Grade 1 class will have their Scientists In School session “Kitchen Chemistry” on the morning of November 21, 2019.
Join us for the next GAAPTA meeting, held on Friday November 22 at 9am in the staff room. Hope to see you there!
GAA’s Got Talent Week features special talent presentations by students, who are invited to audition for a feature performance of a special talent or skill they would like to share with the school community!