Rilynn was chosen as IREC's January Student of the Month. She was recognized at the assembly today and given a certificate and some gifts. Rilynn has been working hard on her assignments and also with her friends, in and out of the classroom. Her smile makes 3SB a better place to be!  Congratulations, Rilynn.  You deserve it!  

We are at an assembly learning about fire safety! We know to stop, drop and roll if we are on fire and to throw things out the window in case we are stuck. That way the firefighters can find us.

The firefighters also showed us their tools an gear. We don't have that gear so we have to be safe, stay low and make a plan with your parents about where to meet outside if there is a fire.

3SB listened really well when fire fighter Sara talked to us about kitchen safety. We know not to touch the elements on a stove and not to put water on an oil fire. If an oil fire happens you need to smother it with a lid. Remember to call 911 if you need help!

What else do you know about fire safety?

Today we had a magic show assembly in the gym! Steve Harmer talked about the 7 Habits and how to become a 7 Habits Hero!  We need to Help, use Encouraging words, think Respectful thoughts and think of Others. 

He also did a lot of tricks. One was pouring four glasses of fruit punch and putting them on a board with the pitcher and swinging them upside down. None of it spilled!  He also poured encouraging words into a cup and showed us that the words won't leak out if you think win-win!
Emily was a helper for the final trick.  She chose a random superhero card and picked Superman!  When Steve Harmer showed us a hidden stuffed animal, it was wearing a Superman shirt!  Emily got a cool bookmark for helping out.  
We had a great time at Steve Harmer's Magic Show.  We will continue being 7 Habits Heros everyday!

This is a blog post  about this assembly in May.
In Assembly you will watch people, do plays and  and  celebrate our school.
And they  give out  teacher of the month award and the student of the month.
 Then at the end its the mane event and the judge picks a class to  play. Then they win money for the class.

 At the assembly 2T did a play on the Ugly Duckling and showed some people stuff we found on pitch in day.

Remembrance Day is on 11 November. It is a special day set aside to remember all those men and women who worked hard for our freedom during the two World Wars and other conflicts. The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marks the signing of the Armistice, on 11th November 1918, to signal the end of World War One.

On Tuesday, November 6th, we attended and participated in our school's Remembrance Day ceremony.  We performed O'Canada using sign language, and many members of our class sang with the choir.  Thank you to those who joined us for this important occasion.

What was the most memorable part of the ceremony for you?

This afternoon, the students and staff of IREC enjoyed an engaging presentation about the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Kids. Steve Harmer has been a magician for 30 years. He came to IREC today to introduce and review the 7 Habits. The students were captivated by his tricks and his message.

Things to remember from the presentation:
Habit 1 — Be Proactive - You're in Charge
I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.

Habit 2 — Begin with the End in Mind - Have a Plan
I plan ahead and set goals. 

Habit 3 — Put First Things First  - Work First, Then Play
 I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan.
Habit 4 — Think Win-Win - Everyone Can Win
 I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others

Habit 5 — Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood - Listen Before You Talk
 I listen to others without interrupting. I look people in the eyes when talking.

 Habit 6 — Synergize - Together Is Better
 I work well in groups/TEAMs. 

Habit 7 — Sharpen The Saw - Balance Feels Best

 I take care of my body by eating right, exercising and getting sleep. I spend
time with family and friends.

The students in 3SB thought: 
    My favorite thing was when he pulled the dove out of the newspaper. (Haylie)
    I loved the performance. Good Act. (Brooke)
    I liked the bunny! (Aidan)