Molly Brandt 7

Yo yo yo,

We are Simon and Julia, and we are peer educators teaching in a 7th grade class in Molly Brant Elementary School.  So far our experience has been awesome, with lots of enthusiasm and energy from the students. In the upcoming semester we plan on talking with students about a variety of topics including mental health, positive relationships, personal health, and leadership.  This class enjoys hands on activities and videos, which we will continue to incorporate into our lessons. We well tap into their enthusiasm and competitive nature by testing their knowledge with games such as jeopardy. Our class has many creative minds, which we would like to foster through artistic activities such as drawing, singing, or acting out scenarios.

We’ve been blessed with an awesome initiative in Kingston. QHO has given us the opportunity to become more involved in the community that has been a home to us for a number of years.

Stay blessed,

Simon and Julia

School to Community

Hello everyone,

Our names are Simon and Emma and we teach a fantastic group of students in the School-to-Community program at LCVI in Kingston. This group of students are between the ages of 14-19 and we look forward to seeing them every week!

We have been in the classroom since November, and have covered a variety of exciting topics. Some of our lessons include, nutrition, substance abuse, stress management and social media use. We’ve really enjoyed getting to know the students over the last semester, and love how they are always willing to share personal experiences to make our lessons more collaborative and engaging.

We use a lot of interactive activities such as mind maps, or active polls to engage students in addition to our snazzy slideshows. We’ve also had a great time watching lots of educational videos, and a few just for fun. We are looking forward to continue to build our relationship with the class through our upcoming lessons and an exciting Outreach Day this semester.

An extra big thank you to our wonderful teachers, Jordan and Beth, for their continued support and helpful contributions in lesson planning and activity facilitation. We can’t wait to see everybody next week!