Mitchell Elementary SchoolGrades K-4

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To provide a SAFE, CARING, STIMULATING environment in which to learn and grow.

Mitchell Elementary School
99 Stanway Bay,
Mitchell, Manitoba R5G 1J4

Russ Dirks

Learning Coach

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Storytelling and Story Acting – Growing the Language Arts

“Once there was a spider. And then it ate some teeth… “, as told by Phoebe, a 5 year old in a K class at MES as it was being scribed. Moments later, as I tell the story to the class… “Could you be the spider? I’m curious about what a spider might look like…

Mar 6, 2020 · Russ Dirks

Touching Nature, Making Memories

“…we can now assume that just as children need good nutrition and adequate sleep, they may very well need contact with nature…The health of the earth is a stake as well. How the young respond to nature, and how they raise their own children, will shape the configurations and conditions of our cities, homes —…

Nov 1, 2019 · Russ Dirks