Academics and athletics a balance with the grade two and three class

May 1, 2023

Kapawe’no First Nation – Tansi! For those that don’t know me my name is Amy Mills. I’m the Grade 2/3 teacher for the 2022/2023 school year. I graduated from the University of Alberta on June 6th, 2000. I took a specialization in Elementary Education with a minor in Social Studies. So I’ve been teaching for 23 years. I started in London, England for my first three years. I wanted to see the world and work at the same time. Then I came back to Canada and have been in First Nation education since. Most of my time was with Sturgeon Lake School on Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation.

In our class we have an Educational Assistant named Florence Murdoch. We have been teaching partners since September 2020. On November 6th, 2022 Flo received her Level 2 Educational Assistant from Kapawe’no College. This was something she has wanted to do since she was in High School. So, currently right now she is living her dream.

When Mr. Kubrakovich approached us about our class joining the Sports Academy we both felt that this would be an awesome experience for our class. It was not mandatory and students had a choice, and most of them chose to be a part of it. The main sports we participate in are: hockey, lacrosse and baseball. They have grown and progressed so much this year. Another thing we focus on is being good leaders and showing peers a good example.

Our mornings are mainly focused on teaching and learning our academics. Every student in the class has made progress and seen growth from the beginning until now. Some of the technology programs we work with are IXL Math and English. As well as, Kids A to Z which focuses on reading and comprehension.

However, at the end of the day our goal is to make sure every child feels secure and welcome in the classroom.
If you need to contact me please call the school or my cell number which is (780)-524-0235.

Amy Mills and Florence Murdoch
Email; amy.mills@kfnschool.ca

Last modified: May 1, 2023

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