Teacher gears up for school in Alberni

Teachers in School District 70 are busy as bees getting their classes ready for the first day of school on Sept. 6.

Gill Elementary School Grade 4 teacher Kym Cyr-Shepheard is getting her classroom ready in advance of the first day of school next Tuesday.

Late nights and sleeping in are over next week as students get ready to dial back their summer hours and go back to school.

Approximately 4,000 students from across School District 70 will be back in classrooms starting next Tuesday.

Teachers have been reverting back to classroom mode for more than a week now after the last day of school in June.

On Wednesday afternoon at Gill Elementary School, new Grade 4 teacher Kym Cyr-Shepheard was among the handful of teachers who were at the school getting their classes ready for next week.

Cyr-Shepheard was assembling filing cabinet drawers, itemizing supplies and decorating her classroom walls in preparation for her 26 students next week.

She’s done other preparation as well, assembling class overviews, lesson plans, and going over the first week’s activities.

“I’ve been in and out of my class all summer but I’ll be giving it every day until next Tuesday,” she said.

As a way of acclimatizing kids back into school students will be situated in their classrooms from last year for two days before moving to their new ones.

Her first year at Gill, Cyr-Shepheard’s classroom will be home to kindergarten students first, and she will be assisting the school’s music teacher before meeting her new class on Friday.

The class size is under the district’s 30-student limit but with both of the school’s Grade 4-5 split classes full there could be an increase later, she said.

The first few days in class Cyr-Shepheard says she goes through exercises where students get to know each other, and they get to know her, she said.

Parent can help with back to school, ensuring their children come to school equipped with all supplies. As well, to ensure that all relevant information that is required by the school’s office is filled out in full.

Parents should also provide an e-mail address and phone number to teachers for contact purposes, she said.

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