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‘Dogs welcome in Kindergarten classes

Chris Marchand

Chris Marchand served as editor of the Dryden Observer from August 2009 to April 2018.
New Prospect kindergarten students greatly enjoyed a visit from members of the Dryden GM Ice Dogs last week. Photos submitted


The Dryden GM Ice Dogs visited the Kindergarten classrooms at New Prospect Public School last week.  Students loved having the team in their classes.  The Kindergarten classes would like to thank them for coming to see us and our classrooms! 

The team participated in a variety of different activities with the classes.  Members of the team split up between the classes and read different library books to students, had students read their books to them in both French and English, and participated in inquiry based learning projects.  

The Ice Dogs participated in a scavenger hunt with one of the classes and “we sure needed them because there were some clues hidden very high!”  Other students built with blocks with the team and created different ramps. One student said, “One played with me with the car ramps, that made me happy”.  

The Ice Dogs sat with the children for snack time and played tag and different games outside with the students.  The New Prospect School Floorball League was also very lucky to have some Ice Dogs join in on the Floorball games at recess.

Our students have asked regularly for the Ice Dogs to come back and help them learn. “My class has asked me every morning if today will be an Ice Dog day! They loved having them in our classroom.  Some of my more cautious students really bonded with them, which was a great experience for them!” Renee Sherwood, teacher.

Staff had a wonderful time watching their students interact with the team and showing them their favourite parts of the classroom! “We believe that having the community involved in our school is very important for students; it demonstrates to our students that so many people care about them and want them to be successful.”  Katie Venne, teacher. 

Both staff and students hope that the Ice Dogs will be able to come back next year and learn with us.  Good luck in the playoffs!

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