On Tuesday, March 13, Mrs. Judy Bennett, a member of the Town of Stony Plain’s Council, came to the grade three classes Forest Green School. Mrs. Bennett spent half an hour in Miss Heward’s classroom and then came to our classroom to share her thoughts and answer some questions about our current topic in Social Studies. Mrs. Bennett holds a very special place in my heart, as I have known her for many years. She was MY grade three teacher and an amazing teacher!
We were learning about how communities work together. This topic included what makes a good leader, how leaders are chosen, how councils work, and the importance of communities working together. Mrs. Bennett brought great insight and examples into the classroom about how our own Town Council works and makes important decisions as a group that affect the residents of our Town. She spoke about her roles and responsibilities as a Council Member, how the Council supports the Mayor (or Deputy Mayor) and also explained our connection with our twinned town of Shikaoi, Japan.
The students generated some powerful questions to ask Mrs. Bennett at the conclusion of her presentation. They came up with some great questions and I think it’s safe to say we all enjoyed her visit and truly learned a lot! Thank you very much, Mrs. Bennett!!
Grade 3′s, did you enjoy Mrs. Bennett’s classroom visit? What did you learn?