There have been a lot of exciting things happening with the Health and Wellness department classes in the middle school. After the inaugural year of the Project Based Learning (PBL) teaching method last year, the successful program continued again this year when one class began their PBL project with the students creating their own activities which are fun and offer an enjoyable alternative to screening (watching TV, spending time on their computers, phones, etc.) Other PBL’s will be starting soon as well!
Our creative games unit encourages children to invent their own solutions to problems through innovative activities, thinking and discovery. It is the responsibility of the educator to challenge students and encourage their exploration of knowledge while providing the tools for them to become confident learners.
Students have also enjoyed their Indoor Team Sports units in which they learn the philosophies, skills, and strategies of sports such as basketball, handball, volleyball, ultimate Frisbee, and indoor soccer. The children learn Student Learner Traits (SaL) such as working collaboration, perseverance, daily preparation and the importance of encouraging others.