I hope you all had a fantastic Spring Break! I am looking forward to hearing all about it tomorrow!
I have published a separate post regarding the learning activities and projects that we have been up to since January, as I had sent a few email updates but wanted to update the blog with more information and pictures. Below are current messages and information for Division 3 families regarding masks, inside shoes, year-end field trips, and Young Entrepreneurs.
Masks no longer mandatory
Clean inside shoes required
End of Year Field Trips
Grade 6 students will go on a year-end field trip to Camp Thunderbird from June 8 to 10 (two nights). More information regarding this field trip (including details regarding the cost of the trip) will come home this week in your child's agenda.
Throughout this project, students will learn about entrepreneurship, marketing and budgeting, which is part of the Applied Design, Skills and Technologies (ADST) curriculum in Grade 6 and 7. They will keep the majority of their profits and be encouraged to donate a small percentage to a charity/non-profit organization of their choice.
Here is a video introducing the Young Entrepreneur program:
Please note that the Young Entrepreneur program doesn't allow students to sell homemade food items (such as baked goods, jam, chocolate, etc). However, selling fruit/veggies/flower starts for the garden would be fine. I encourage students to think of creative ways to up-cycle/recycle any material that is already available at home in order to reduce the cost of materials and the environmental impact of their business. Students can also invest their own money (or borrow money from family members) in order to buy the materials required for their product.
Students will receive a booklet early this week to help plan the development of their business. This week, you can support your child in brainstorming and selecting an innovative idea for their project that connects to their interests/skills.