Our annual Grade 5 Talent Show took place this past week. I like to say “this event is about the kids, not the adults!!”
A few quotes from parents:
The support that I saw students giving one another was something that will bond them together as a class as they grow throughout the next stage in their school experience.
I think everyone worked so hard, and it was so wonderful to see so much talent in the Bedford 5th grade class. These are very driven children- it’s amazing to see such talent- both raw and totally developed. I loved it!
This Talent Show has been an incredibly positive experience for our son
It is a wonderful event and so amazing how these young kids have the courage to go up on stage and perform!
This week we had visitors as part of the BEST- sponsored Celebrating Differences Program. The guests, who were blind, talked with the students about their differences and how they are still able to live successful lives. This tied in nicely with our theme of the month being “perseverance.” What is it like to navigate through life without sight? What can we learn from these inspirational people? We want our students to know that you can’t give up, and that success often is the result of persevering.
We also referenced this video in our talk today for our Friday School Meeting. Worth checking out!
Every Friday 6 classrooms from all grades come together to discuss our monthly theme and to share “good news” about our school. These meetings are new this year and so far I have really enjoyed seeing the students stand up in front of 140 peers to help lead. This morning we had students from Ms Edwards talk about their trip to the Blue Hills with Mrs DiIrio’s gr 3 class. The video gives you a little flavor for our meetings, and how impressive it is for students to be leaders.