Invitation to lunch at WWNI

Markus W. and Dante traveled to Gitwinksilkhw today, not only to experience being on the suspended bridge, but to also participate in a special lunch at WWNI. They met with their former music teacher, Jeremy Sheeshka, along with Deanna Nyce, Art Azak, Joe Rhodes and othersWWNI trip to hear a presentation by Anita Prest. Mr. Sheeshka and his music class at AAMES took part in a research project with UBC. Dr. Prest’s research was conducted on ” Bringing Indigenous Music into the classroom”.  She and her research team have since completed their “work” and presented it to WWNI, today, on Thursday April 18 between 11:30 – 1:00.

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It’s Easter!

Thank you to Ms. Forbrigger, Darbee and Andrea for helping to organize the Easter Egg hunt. Thank you, as well, to the teachers and staff of AAMES for helping to make this a fun day for the kids. Ms. Newman, your classroom rocked all afternoon. That must have been quite the pizza party! If you would like to see students mad dash at the beginning of the hunt, please download the second Oh Canada video from our last post. It’s worth the wait – both for the singing and the excitement on kids’ faces. Below are some pictures of the hunt; students’ sidewalk drawings using their Easter Egg chalk; and students chasing soap bubbles.

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Singing in the halls, we’re singing in the halls …

Part of our language revival plan is to engage students in singing more often in different places for different reasons. To give ourselves a Monday morning boost and an end of the week farewell, AAMES decided to sing in the halls at 9:15 and 2:30. As you can see after downloading the videos, regular practice does make a difference. We love to hear our kids singing loud and proud in Nisga’a!

Oh Canada – 2 weeks ago

Oh Canada  Watch the mad scramble at the end of the song for Easter Eggs!

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The Universal Champions of Nisga’a ~ April edition

The Nisga’a Language class continues to inspire their students to study hard and participate in learning Nisga’a. We have three more universal champions to add to our list of champions. In March, Clarence Robinson won the crown. This month, three students tied for the honour: Heaven, Markus W., and Nate! Congratulations!

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Grades 4 & 7 Ministry of Education Satisfaction Survey

Login codes for the student learning survey have been sent home to parents in the students’ report cards. If you are a parent of a student in grades 4 and/or 7, please, fill in this online survey. Results are used to help make our local and provincial education systems work better for the kids.

You can access the survey at this link: Satisfaction (Student Learning) Survey

If you need access to a computer or internet to complete the survey, come to AAMES and use one of our computers in the teacher resource room. These computers will also be available at the parent open house taking place, Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

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