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Compass Week Activities Nov 12-14

October 31, 2013

Compass week Activities can be booked through OPTIS starting Wednesday October 30th. There are no regular FAE Classes during COMPASS Weeks Activities, and students will NOT be supervised by their teachers. Parents are required to accompany their children to activities for supervision. The activities are:

1. Mural Painting with Painter Mavis Aubichon
Room 107 (The Art Room) at the Tsolum Campus
This is an interactive medicine wheel teaching using paint to create a school mural. This will explore the theme of "who are we" and participants will learn about the medicine wheel, and incorporate the teachings into a school mural. This is a holistic concept-- a way to see our self as well as our world around us and how these two are interconnected. It is a symbolic tool, and like a compass, we can use it to navigate our journey at any stage of growth and development coinciding with the theme, the compass, and the medicine wheel as reflections of Navigate.

Session in Room 108 at Tsolum Campus
Tuesday November 12th 1:00-3:00pm (K-9), 15 students max
Wednesday November 13th 1:00-3:00pm (K-3), 15 students max
Thursday November 14th 1:00-3:00pm (4-9), 15 students max

2. Fossil Tours at the Courtenay Museum
Your adventure begins in the Courtenay and District Museum and Palaeontology Center where an informative guide will give a brief lecture and show a short video about the famous discoveries made in the local area. Then, it’s a tour of the exhibit galleries to see the actual specimens and reconstructed casts of the Puntledge elasmosaur, the tylosaurus and other discoveries from local rivers and shorelines. Other vertebrate fossils, such as mosasaurs, turtles, and fish; along with the invertebrate fossils of shelled animals that lived in the warm, shallow ocean surrounding Vancouver Island 80 million years ago are also on display.

A short 10 minute drive and an easy 5 minute forested walk brings you to one of the many beautiful fossil sites along local rivers. Here, you’ll experience the thrill of hands-on discovery. After a brief discussion about the history of the site and proper collection techniques, participants will have a chance to find a fossil of their very own. Hammers, chisels and goggles will be supplied. You can keep any fossils that you find on the tour. If the species is of scientific value, you may be asked to donate the fossil to the museum collection, with the finder’s name attached.

Sessions at the Courtenay Museum
Tuesday November 12th 10:00am-1:30pm (K-3) Students bring lunch, 30 students max
Wednesday November 32th 10:00am-1:30pm (4-9) Students bring lunch, 30 students max

3. Cric? Crac! Exploring Stories with Hazel Lennox – Room 205
An opportunity to play with stories; to listen to, or tell, or show and primarily, to enjoy and have fun with. These sessions are three part workshops so students can develop stories and incorporate some theatre into their work.

Cric? Crac! (K-4) Tuesday November 12th, 13th, and 14th 10:00am-Noon each day (15 students max)
Cric? Crac! (5-9) Tuesday November 12th, 13th, and 14th 1:00pm-3:00pm each day (15 students max)

4. Rockschool – with Musician Jeff Drummond

Come and join the band! Whether you are a beginner or an advanced musician, you can come and be a part of learning, rehearsing and putting together a song with a band under the guidance of a professional musician. The session will take place in a professional recording studio where you will record the song and learn about the recording process. (All of these sessions are at Jeff’s Studio 5230 Stapley Road in Dove Creek.)

Tuesday November 12th 10:00am- noon (Grades 4-6), 10 students Max.
For grades 6-9 there is a two part session Wednesday November 13th-Thursday November 14th from 10:00am to noon (Students must commit to both sessions)

5. Pantuso Dance Ballet Workshop at the Tsolum Campus in the Gym
Develop a solid dance foundation through the basics of ballet. The fundamentals will be taught in a fun, engaging and non-competitive atmosphere. All levels are welcome. Please wear form-fitting, stretchy clothing or ballet leotard and tights, and ballet slippers or bare feet. Taught by Christy K. from Pantuso Dance.

Tuesday November 12th for grades 1-4, 1:00pm-2:30 (30 students max)
Thursday November 14th for grades 5-9 1:00pm-2:30pm (30 students max)

6. Lesson in Beat boxing 101 with Damon Lumley in Room 106 at the Tsolum Campus
In these sessions students will be experimenting with sound using the voice through a loop sampler to create layers and harmonies. They will then put it all together and make their own song.

Wednesday, November 14th, 1:00-3:00pm, grades 6-9 (15 students max)

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