Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Summer Students

Even though school is out for the summer months, it is still very important for your student's development to continue learning and practicing their academic skills.

Reading: Make sure to read with your student. Be it the Nome Nugget, or even text messages, reading is the most powerful academic tool there is. Reading fluency comes though practice, practice, and more practice.

Mathematics: Have your student help out with real world math problems, like balancing the check book, counting change, or adding up groceries in the store.

Physical Education: Take your kids out with you on hikes up to the top or on the South Road. Have them help you clean up the house and pick up trash around Diomede. Take them out birding or to help with the hunt.

Art: Beading? Carving? Sewing? Have the kids watch or participate. Have them draw pictures of stories either read or spoken.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Maligiaq in Diomede

Maligiaq, the world famous kayak builder, is visiting Diomede School this week! He will be building a kayak with the students up in the shop area off the gym. The event is open to the public, so please drop by and watch a master craftsman at work. He will be here from Monday, May 4 to Wednesday, May 13.

The last time a Greenlander visited Diomede was nearly 200 years ago! In honor of this, the Greenlandic Broadcasting Organization (KNR.GR) will be interviewing Maligiaq on radio and television about his adventures on our island.

Find out more about Maligiaq on his website (here).