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Elementary school reports

Sooke's junior school reporters write about events at their schools

Sooke elementary school

Fun Fall Activities

Fall has been very fun and here are some exciting ideas! I like to have bonfires with my family and two dogs. I also like to build little houses out of string, sticks, leaves, and bark. It is so much fun to do! Also in Fall, you can climb trees and jump into leaf piles. In addition to these ideas, there are fun art projects to do. You can collect leaves and put one in between two pieces of paper. Next, grab a crayon and rub it over the leaf, which is in between the papers. I hope you have a great time doing all these fun Fall activities next year.

Hip Hop

One great event so far is when I danced Hip Hop with my Grade 5 class and the other Grade 4 / 5 class on Friday, November 15 at Sooke elementary school. Hip Hop feels like moving around and doing what the instructors say. Hip Hop sounds like people laughing, knees hitting the ground, and very loud music. Our teachers happily watched us dance in the gym. I felt glad and brave that I tried Hip Hop. It was very fun because we tried different moves. I hope everyone can try this dance style one day.

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What is Happening at Saseenos?

This week we had a Metis speaker, Fern Perkins, present stories and artifacts to our 4/5 class. She taught us that the Metis have been here for a long time and that they were important in buffalo hunting and fur trading.  We worked on our own Metis bracelets to look like the Metis sash.  We also enjoyed Teddy Anderson, a hoop dancer. He involved 14 students and teachers from the audience in hoop dancing – a lot harder than it looks.  He had a message about unity and connections to people.

Our Grade 2 to 5 classes are learning badminton in three workshops this month.

Coming soon we are having a book fair running November 28 to December 3. We are also planning for the Christmas concert on December 19 at 6:30 p.m.  Our choir is learning jolly songs to sing to the school. Each class has a part.

Right now we are practicing basketball.  Our teams will play at the Milnes Landing Jamboree on December 5 at Journey middle school.

On November 11 we had a Remembrance Day ceremony with members of the Sooke Legion. Lt. Greg Menzies, a member of the Armed Forces, spoke to us about his grandfathers and about the importance of remembering by listening to veterans’ stories.

Our PAC sponsored a Halloween dance and it was so much fun.  It had a concession, music and dancing.  We could win pumpkins.

Saseenos is known as the little school with a big heart. We are the smallest school in the district. Some of the heart is  our principal, Mrs. Baty. We are sad she is retiring in December, but we wish her well and we will do her proud.

By Raven and


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