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News: Friday, February 19th, 2021

New Faces around Mt. Lehman

Mt. Lehman Elementary has THREE wonderful student teachers with us for the next couple of months!  Miss Grace Tyne joins us in Kindergarten with Mrs. Plank (Div. 5), Miss Saje Dennett joins us in Gr. 1/2 with Mrs. Gibb (Div. 4), and Miss Connor Laforce joins us with Mr. Chiappetta in Gr. 3/4 (Div. 2).  All of our practicum teachers are completing their final UFV practicum with us, and we are happy to have them here!

Our student teachers love to be with our students, but they are very hesitant to get in front of a camera!  I did manage to grab a random photo of each of them around the school and then run a FAST FIVE interview with each of them.  Here’s what they shared with me…

Tell me about your family (not including convicted felons):

GT: Born in Oxfordshire—near Oxford, England. I came to Canada when I was in Grade school. Mom, dad, best brother in the world.

SD: I grew up in Victoria. I’m in a blended family of stepbrothers, sisters and half sisters—it’s lots of fun!

CL: I grew up with mom, dad, brother & an irish terrier. I did a lot of competitive dancing growing up—jazz, ballet, tap, and lots of others.

Favourite memory from elementary school:

GT: Field Trips!  I went to see the Lion King… in London, England.

SD: California Kickball in Gym class

CL: Playing Alice in the school play, “Alice in Wonderland”

Weirdest thing you ever tried eating:

GT: Duck Pancakes

SD: Alligator Fritters

CL: Escargots (snails) in France

Best place you ever visited:

GT: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico – a stress free experience!

SD: Cayman Islands in the Caribbean

CL: Lodeze, France—a charming little french town

Your dream car is a ...

GT: Jeep Wrangler, soft top

SD: Cadillac Escalade SUV

CL: My VW Tiguan that I already have!

A talent/superpower you wish you had:

GT: a mind reader!

SD: granting wishes!

CL: singing!

Do you have a hobby or otherworld passion?

GT:  Cycling, baking and cooking

SD: Exercise – especially swimming!

CL: I love to cook – especially Asian fusion

Your favorite TV show or movie:

GT: Grey’s Anatomy

SD: Sleepover (movie)

CL: Gilmore Girls

Someone just showed up for your birthday & gave you an elephant.  What do you do with it?

GT: Ride it!

SD: A big elephant or a baby elephant? Ride it…then make a house for it.

CL: I’d send it back!

Would you rather look like a potatoe or feel like a potato?

GT: FEEL like a potato.

SD: FEEL like a potato.

CL: FEEL like a potato.

Your favorite song & singer:

GT: Ordinary Man (Ozzie Osborne & Sir Elton John)

SD: You belong with me (Taylor Swift)

CL: Ophelia (Lumineers – they’re alt Folk music)

If you were at Hogwarts, which house would you be in? (Gryffindore - bravery, Slytherin-resourceful, Ravenclaw-intelligence or Huffelpuff-hardworking/fair play)

GT: Huffelpuff

SD: Huffelpuff

CL: Slytherin

Are you a Morning or Late Nighter?

GT: Morning

SD: Late Nighter

CL: Late Nighter

Are you a Saver or Spender?

GT: Saver

SD:  Spender

CL:  Spender

If you were an animal, which one would be you?

GT: Cheetah

SD: Hippopotamus

CL: My dog – she has a GREAT life!

What inspired you to become a teacher?

GT: My high school teachers!

SD: I’ve always loved kids, and my teachers inspired me!

CL: My mom—she’s a teacher & I’ve always loved working with kids!