ESM School Improvement Plan Initiatives 2012-13

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  • Grade 2-6 Students set up for Kidblog

    Grade 2-6 Students set up for Kidblog
    All grade 2-6 students were set up with Kidblog accounts. Last year, grade 4-6 were introduded to Kidblog and grades 2 and 3 have been added this year.
  • KSA Self-Reflection Tool introduced to teachers

    KSA Self-Reflection Tool introduced to teachers
  • Student Leadership Club

    Student Leadership Club
    Mrs. Mead and Mrs. Boras started a student leadership club which is held once every week. The students provide leadership by running assemblies, making announcements, and being good role models to younger students.
  • St. Mary Facebook Page used to share school events

    St. Mary Facebook Page used to share school events
  • School Library Twitter Account used to Connect Worldwide

    School Library Twitter Account used to Connect Worldwide
    Our school library Twitter account can be seen here:
    @stmarylibrary
  • Glogster Staff Profiles created by grade 6 students

    Glogster Staff Profiles created by grade 6 students
    Our grade 6 students were each paired with a staff member, interviewed the, then created Glogsters to be posted in the open area of the school. The purpose was to introduce each staff member to our school community.
  • Wiki used as online staff collaboration tool

    Wiki used as online staff collaboration tool
  • 3ME use Voicethread and PPT to Classify Rocks

    3ME use Voicethread and PPT to Classify Rocks
    What am I? (ppt on Rocks and Minerals)
    Classifying Rocks using Voice Thread
  • 2ME Improve Reading Fluency using Apps - ongoing

    2ME Improve Reading Fluency using Apps - ongoing
    Students use a variety of apps to increase fluency levels in the first term. The project focused on listening, reading and recording of levelled reading for each student. The following apps are being used in the ongoing project: audioboo, Bob books 1 & 2, Sight Words.
  • 6YI & 6GLE set up class Twitter accounts

    6YI & 6GLE set up class Twitter accounts
    Ongoing use of Twitter to make connections with other classes throughout the world. @6GLE and @6YI
  • Welcome Back BBQ - family event

    Welcome Back BBQ - family event
    This evening is a way to welcome our families back for another school year. Staff served hotdogs and hamburgers and then teachers were available in their rooms for informal visits.
  • pening School Mass

    pening School Mass
    Celebrating the Eucharist with Fr. Kevin, new pastor of All Saints Parish at Our Lady of the Assumption Church. All parents/guardians and our entire community are welcome to attend.
  • 4DE Simple Machines Web Quest

    4DE Simple Machines Web Quest
  • Kidblog Supper Session

    Kidblog Supper Session
    This session included our grade 2-6 teachers, who are using Kidblog with their students this year. The first part of the session was to learn how to set up and maintain a Kidblog account. The second part of the session looked at ways blogging can be used to support authentic student learning.
  • 4DE Blog Activity on Simple Machines

    4DE Blog Activity on Simple Machines
  • Grade 6 Leadership Retreat

    Grade 6 Leadership Retreat
    Along with a team including teachers, administrators, school counsellor, our FNMI Lead Teacher, and Chris Windle from AADAC; our grade 6 students visited Assumption church to participate in a leadership retreat. The focus was on the 40 Developmental Assets. Grade 6 leadership activities will continue throughout the year on the 3rd Friday of each month.
  • 6GLE set up Iroquois Weebly Page

    6GLE set up Iroquois Weebly Page
  • KSA#3 Professional Discussion at Staff Meeting

    KSA#3 Professional Discussion at Staff Meeting
    KSA #3: Teachers understand the subject disciplines they teach.
  • 4DE Kidblog Activity on The One and Only Ivan

    4DE Kidblog Activity on The One and Only Ivan
  • 5LE Introduce "Special Projects"

    5LE Introduce "Special Projects"
    Students are given the opportunity to complete "special projects." They select a topic that interests the, research it alone or collaboratively with other students, create some type of presentation, then share it with the class. Self-directed learning at its best.
  • 1/2NE Kidblog Activity on Charlotte's Web

    1/2NE Kidblog Activity on Charlotte's Web
  • 5BI Le Congrès des laids – Réflection 2 Kidblog Activity

    5BI Le Congrès des laids – Réflection 2 Kidblog Activity
  • Thanksgiving Celebration

    Thanksgiving Celebration
    Our Kindergarten classes organized and led.
  • 1/2NE Using Remind 101

    1/2NE Using Remind 101
  • Holy Spirit AISI PD Day - Engaging our Learners

    Holy Spirit AISI PD Day - Engaging our Learners
    Teachers and Support Staff participate in various workshops on student engagement in the 21st century. Crystal Lothian and Greg Miller present on "Authentic Blogging With Students."
  • 2MI Kidblog Activity - L’Action de grace

    2MI Kidblog Activity - L’Action de grace
  • Collaborative Math Planning Capacity Building Project approved

    Collaborative Math Planning Capacity Building Project approved
    Shelly Sampath and Bruce Lajeunesse built differentiated math lessons using the tools of technology.
  • 4DE New York Skype Visit

    4DE New York Skype Visit
    Miss Dickson's grade 4s skyped with a class in New York to discuss the novel, The One and Only Ivan. The classes were partnered for the "Global Read Aloud."
  • Global Read Aloud

    Global Read Aloud
    The grade 4, 5 and 6 teachers at Ecole St. Mary School have all signed up for either the French or English titles in Global Read Aloud 2012. The teachers are using blogs, twitter and skype to communicate and collaborate with classes around the world. The Grade 4 - 6 English classes are using Ipads and an Apple TV within the classroom to read "The One and Only Ivan" by Katherine Applegate with the students.
  • 2MI Kidblog Activity - L’HALLOWE’EN

    2MI Kidblog Activity - L’HALLOWE’EN
  • FSL Students Use "Little Bird Tales" to Create Interactive Stories

    FSL Students Use "Little Bird Tales" to Create Interactive Stories
    Mme Boras used this website as well as the iPad App with her grade 4-6 FSL students to create engaging stories using the french language. See the site here.
  • Drive Away Hunger

    Drive Away Hunger
    Our students collected over 800 lbs of non-perisheable food items to be donated to the local food banks. The food was brought out to avaiting trucks while students lined our walkway as seen here in our "scenes of October."
  • 6GLE Interactive Presentations - ongoing

    6GLE Interactive Presentations - ongoing
    Used to present in Health and Language Arts.
  • 6GLE Simile Posts on Kidblog

    6GLE Simile Posts on Kidblog
  • 6WI Blogging Guilelines ctivity

    6WI Blogging Guilelines ctivity
  • Taylor Swift Webcast

    Taylor Swift Webcast
    Our Learning Coach, Crystal Lothian arranged for our students to participate in a live webcast, hosted by Scholastic and featuring Taylor Swift. The message was on the importance of reading and the students were able to submit questions. About 350 of our students gathers in our library/media centre to watch the webcast.
  • 4DE South Carolina Skype Visit

    4DE South Carolina Skype Visit
    Ms. Dickson and her class held an introductory skype with Mrs. Witherspoons class from Wellford, South Carolina. The skype was used to introduce the students and plan a further project. They decided to write a shared story using Google Docs.
  • 6GLE Taylor Swift Webcast Posts on Kidblog

    6GLE Taylor Swift Webcast Posts on Kidblog
  • Grade 6 Leadership Sessions

    Grade 6 Leadership Sessions
    These grade 6 leadership sessions will be ongoing throughout the year, being held on the last Friday of every month. The focus will be on asset building.
    J. Medicine Crane
    School Admin
    School Counselor
    Chris Windle (AHS)
    Gr. 6 Teachers
  • 5SE Drilling in the Arctic Kidblog Debate

    5SE Drilling in the Arctic Kidblog Debate
  • 3ME 1st Blog Activity - Answer the Questions

    3ME 1st Blog Activity - Answer the Questions
  • Halloween Family Evening

    Halloween Family Evening
  • 2ME 1st Blog Activity - Answer the Questions

    2ME 1st Blog Activity - Answer the Questions
  • Dweck's Mindset and Pink's Drive Made Available to Teachers on iPads

    Dweck's Mindset and Pink's Drive Made Available to Teachers on iPads
    These two important resources have been placed on 10 iPads as eBooks. Teachers and support staff are invited to sign out an iPad on evenings and weekends.
  • School-Based PD Day - EDCAMP

    School-Based PD Day - EDCAMP
    We used the "Open Spaces" or "EDCAMP" model for our professional learning. A total of 14 sessions were offered and shared throughout the day. This was capacity building at its finest.
  • KSA#4 Professional Discussion at Staff Meeting

    KSA#4 Professional Discussion at Staff Meeting
    KSA #4: Teachers know there are many approaches to teaching and learning.
  • 5BI and 4MI create learn to use Tagxedo

    5BI and 4MI create learn to use Tagxedo
    The students have been using a web-based program named Tagxedo. This website allows students to turn their words into word clouds. The students have made several word clouds that focused on adjective use to describe a noun. The creations are wonderful and will be shared with their parents on various special occasions through - out the year.
  • Sharing of Capacity Building Projects

    Sharing of Capacity Building Projects
    Time is set aside in the staff meeting for teachers to share the activities involved in their capacity building projects.
  • 3ME 1st Individual Blog Posts - About Me

    3ME 1st Individual Blog Posts - About Me
  • 6GLE and 6WI Remembrance Day Kidblog Posts

    6GLE and 6WI Remembrance Day Kidblog Posts
  • 5SE One and Only Ivan Posts on Kidblog

    5SE One and Only Ivan Posts on Kidblog
  • 4DE First Individual Blog Posts

    4DE First Individual Blog Posts
  • 1/2NE 1st Individual Blog Posts - About Me

    1/2NE 1st Individual Blog Posts - About Me
  • Celebration of Peace - Lead by 1GI and 1NI Leading

    Celebration of Peace - Lead by 1GI and 1NI Leading
    Celebration of Peace in honor of Remembrance Day. This celebration was led by 1GI and 1NI at 1:30 in the gym. Parents and Guardians welcome to join!
  • 2YVI Kidblog Activity - Si j’étais directeur d’école…

    2YVI Kidblog Activity - Si j’étais directeur d’école…
  • 6GLE Cyber-bullying Posts on Kidblog

    6GLE Cyber-bullying Posts on Kidblog
  • ESM Instrument S.O.S. Capacity Building Project

    ESM Instrument S.O.S. Capacity Building Project
    Project approved for Savio Baptista and Mary Anne Wensveen to re-organize music instruments and provide inservice to teachers who want to improve their ability to integrate them into their instruction. They are looking for ways to bring out more creativity in our students.
  • 6WI "Simile in Song" Posts on Kidblog

    6WI "Simile in Song" Posts on Kidblog
  • 2ME 1st Individual Blog Posts - bout Me

    2ME 1st Individual Blog Posts - bout Me
  • Examining "Fast Forward" Capacity Building Project approved

    Examining "Fast Forward" Capacity Building Project approved
    Doddi Matz and Crystal Lothian, along with Lorelie Lenaour visited Gerald Probe School to learn about Fast Forward, a web based program designed to meet individual student needs. The program strengthens memory, attention, processing rate and sequencing - the cognitive skills essential for reading success. We will be piloting the software with 5 students.
  • 21st Century Skills for Elementary Students – A Check Sheet

    21st Century Skills for Elementary Students – A Check Sheet
    This document was given to teachers for feedback as we look at ways to measure 21st century competencies. Click here.
  • 6GLE learn to use the Blabberize Web 2.0 Tool

    6GLE learn to use the Blabberize Web 2.0 Tool
    The grade 6 English students are learning how to use an internet tool known as Blabberize. This site allows students to upload photos, create an animated mouth on the photo and record their voices. The students are currently studying 1st person perspective and have choosen a character from the novel "The One and Only Ivan" by Katerine Applegate. The students then searched, saved and uploaded a photo of the animal character they were going to become. See here.
  • 6WI Bullying Posts on Kidblog

    6WI Bullying Posts on Kidblog
  • 5BI San Diego Mystery Skype

    5BI San Diego Mystery Skype
    After connecting through Twitter our gade 5 French Immersion class participated in a Mystery Skype with a grade 4 class from the Jewish Private School in San Diego, California.
  • Parent Engagement/Religious Knowledge Capacity Building Project approved

    Parent Engagement/Religious Knowledge Capacity Building Project approved
    Dayna Vucurevich, Jodi Merriman, Kim Yearous, Andrea Nemecek, and Theresa Mead planned ways to use Kidblog to tell bible stories and connect with the home through blog responses.
  • Student-Led Interviews

    Student-Led Interviews
    The majority of teachers held student led interviews where students demonstrated learning for their parents. Some students demonstrated various web 2.0 tools including Apps, Kidblog, and Glogster.
  • 6WI and 6GLE "If I Were the Teacher" Posts on Kidblog

    6WI and 6GLE "If I Were the Teacher" Posts on Kidblog
  • 6GLE Skype with Poughkeepsie, New York

    6GLE Skype with Poughkeepsie, New York
    Introductory Skype to set up further co-learning projects.
  • Sharing Destiny Quest and Student Blogging

    Sharing Destiny Quest and Student Blogging
    Greg Miller and Crystal Lothian visited St. Joseph's School in Coaldale to give a presentation on Destiny Quest online library system and "Meaningful Blogging with Students."
  • Sharing Ideas Capacity Building Project approved

    Sharing Ideas Capacity Building Project approved
    Kiera Bouchard and Keely Semenuik visited the other French Immersion Kindergarten programs in the city to learn and share ideas on how these teachers are engaging their students using 21st century tools.
  • Grade 6 Leadership Sessions

    Grade 6 Leadership Sessions
    These grade 6 leadership sessions will be ongoing throughout the year, being held on the last Friday of every month. The focus will be on asset building.
    J. Medicine Crane
    School Admin
    School Counselor
    Chris Windle (AHS)
    Gr. 6 Teachers
  • Curriculum Redesign Symposium in Edmonton - Greg M attended

    Curriculum Redesign Symposium in Edmonton - Greg M attended
    Greg M attended this symposium which was co-hosted by the ATA and Albereta Education. The purpose was to look at where the province is positioned for curriculum redesign, look at work already completed, and envision a future. Info was shared with our staff.
  • Grade 5SE & 5LE learn to create iMovie Trailers

    Grade 5SE & 5LE learn to create iMovie Trailers
  • Advent Celebrations

    Advent Celebrations
    Advent celebrations begin. 3 more to follow.
  • KSA#5 Professional Discussion at Staff Meeting

    KSA#5 Professional Discussion at Staff Meeting
    KSA #5: Teachers engage in a range of planning activities.
  • Sharing of Capacity Building Projects

    Sharing of Capacity Building Projects
    Time is set aside in the staff meeting for teachers to share the activities involved in their capacity building projects.
  • Gabbing With God Capacity Building Project approved

    Gabbing With God Capacity Building Project approved
    Andrea Nemecek, Annie Greeno and Crystal Lothian looked at ways religion can exist in the 21st century. They explored tools such as God Chat, Jazzin with Jesus, and iGod.
  • DAILY 5 Viewing at Nicholas Sheran School

    DAILY 5 Viewing at Nicholas Sheran School
    Along with teachers from a few other schools Theresa Mead, Jodi Merriman, and Jacqui Chartier watched teachers at Nicholas Sheran School (through a fishbowl theatre) teach DAILY 5. After the observation they met with the teachers for a question and answer period.
  • Grade 5 "Sacraments" Posts on Kidblog

    Grade 5 "Sacraments" Posts on Kidblog
  • ADVENT morning prayer group for students

    ADVENT morning prayer group for students
    This will be held during the season of Advent and set up in the library each Wednesday morning
  • Destiny Quest Library Inservice

    Destiny Quest Library Inservice
    Greg Miller provides Destiny Quest inservice to principal and library clerk from St. Catherine's School in Picture Butte.
  • Toronto Collaborative Project with St. Henry School

    Toronto Collaborative Project with St. Henry School
    Here's the project outline: 1.The two classes will meet at an agreed upon time via Google Docs to brainstorm a list of “I wonder...” questions. Do we want a theme for these questions or just leave it wide open? 2.Each “I wonder...” question will be assigned to a pair of students (one from each school). 3.Students will work independently to answer the questions by using all resources available. (Internet, local experts, library books, etc.) 4.Students will then use the “Better Answer” strategy
  • 5BI Fully Utilizing Mictosoft Word 2010

    5BI Fully Utilizing Mictosoft Word 2010
    Grade 5 French Immersion students are learning how to use Microsoft 2010 to the fullest capacity. Students are developing skills and knowledge on various program applications. The students are showing mastery by completing various projects and applying their newly learned skills.
  • 3WI and 5BI Nursing Home Tours

    3WI and 5BI Nursing Home Tours
    Beginning December 10th, the grades 3 and 5 French Immersion classes went on a tour of four homes for senior citizens - Edith Cavell, Martha's House, St. Mike's Health Centre, and Sunrise Village. We performed several songs for the residents and then sang carols with them.
  • 1NI and 1GI learn about Phototangler App

    1NI and 1GI learn about Phototangler App
    The Grade One Immersion students have been using the IPads to create a Phototangler of colors. The students have been learning all about colors in science and have been practicing differentiating between the spectrum of colors. The students used this project to work collaboratively and find all the different colors in our school. The students then used the images that were captured to create a phototangler of their assigned color. See them here.
  • 4 Teachers start Collaborative Peer Mentoring Program

    4 Teachers start Collaborative Peer Mentoring Program
    Collaborative Peer Mentorship - This is part of a divisional AISI Cycle 5 initiative.
  • Student Retreat - Feed My Sheep

    Student Retreat - Feed My Sheep
    Our first ever student retreat was held today. We started with a Eucharistic celebration led by Fr. Kevin. Every student then visited 5 stations throughout the day completing activities around the "feed my sheep" theme. A turkey dinner was provided for everyone in our school for lunch. The day ended with a faith type video for everyone in the gym.
  • Clothing Consignment Sale

    Clothing Consignment Sale
    Our "Helping Hands" club organized this used clothing sale to provide a service to those who may be in need. A number of other schools in the division donated to the cause. Left over clothing was donated to Catholic Charities.
  • 6GLE Reading Response #4 Post on Kidblog

    6GLE Reading Response #4 Post on Kidblog
  • Grade 1/2 Nebraska project

    Grade 1/2 Nebraska project
    Mrs. Nemecek's grade 1/2 class participates in a Mystery Skype with a grade 2 class in Nebraska. Here is the google doc link to the work.
  • Homeless Shelter Gift Baskets

    Homeless Shelter Gift Baskets
    Each class prepared 3 Christmas gift baskets for the homeless shelter. On this day we present them to homeless shelter representatives and clients at our school chapel. The grade 5 and 6 leadership club students were leaders in this project.
  • Engaging Government Capacity Building Project Approved

    Engaging Government Capacity Building Project Approved
    Crystal Lothian and Heidee Walshe
  • Instrument SOS Part II Capacity Building Project Approved

    Instrument SOS Part II Capacity Building Project Approved
    Mary Anne Wensveen and Savio Baptista will be planning for subsequent teacher workshops on how to incorporate our existing instruments into music classes.
  • 6GLE Skype with Poughkeepsie, NY

    6GLE Skype with Poughkeepsie, NY
    At 12:30 today our Gr. 6s Skyped with Mrs. Rinaldi's grade 6 class at Poughkeepsie Day School. They brainstormed a novel that they will plan to study together in the new year. After narrowing it down to a few titles, the teachers will work to decide which one they will go with.
  • Family Christmas Evening

    Family Christmas Evening
    Time: 5:30-7:00pm
    Location: Ecole St. Mary Christmas Spectacular! Bring your families and join us in celebrating the Christmas season at Ecole St. Mary! There will be stations of games, yummy food and lots of Holiday Cheer!
  • EOS Project Approved

    EOS Project Approved
    Doddi Matz, Crystal Lothian & Louise Dickson - “Developing Cognitive Reading Skills with a Brain Based Program” Ecole St. Mary School
  • Grade 5 "Celebrating Christmas" Posts on Kidblog

    Grade 5 "Celebrating Christmas" Posts on Kidblog
  • Student Choir at Christmas Eve Mass

    Student Choir at Christmas Eve Mass
    Mary Anne Wensveen leads a choir of our students in leading the music ministry at the 7:00 p.m. Mass on Christmas Eve at St. Martha's Church.
  • KSA #6 Professional Discussion at Staff Meeting

    KSA #6 Professional Discussion at Staff Meeting
    Teachers create and maintain environments that are conducive to student learning.
  • Sharing of Capacity Building Projects

    Sharing of Capacity Building Projects
    Time is set aside in the staff meeting for teachers to share the activities involved in their capacity building projects.
  • Printing Is Fun! Capacity Building Project Approved

    Printing Is Fun! Capacity Building Project Approved
    Our Kindergarten teachers Keely S, Brigida C, and Kiera B will explore a variety of tools to explore letter/number printing; including iPads and a vnumber of other manipluatives.
  • 6GLE Skype visit with Poughkeepsie New York

    6GLE Skype visit with Poughkeepsie New York
    The teachers from the two classes will be reading book synopsis on 2 pre-selected novels from which then the students will vote to determine the novel we will read together. The novel again will be in a digital format and the students will work collaboratively on book related projects. In addition, the classes will discuss the parameters of the mystery boxes that we will be sending to one another that reflect something about the area that we live in.
  • 5SE, 5LE and 4DE Started Embedding Video into Kidblog Posts

    5SE, 5LE and 4DE Started Embedding Video into Kidblog Posts
  • Gr. 4/5 Teachers Meet to Discuss 100 Word Challenge

    Gr. 4/5 Teachers Meet to Discuss 100 Word Challenge
    Perhaps a more effective way to utilize our Kidblog accounts. See the program here.
  • 5LE and 5SE use Pintrest to explore perspective in art

    5LE and 5SE use Pintrest to explore perspective in art
  • 1NI First use of Kidblog

    1NI First use of Kidblog
    Grade 1 French Immersion Blog Response for 1st time Topic: My Wish (Mon Souhait)
  • Math Problems? No Problem. Capacity Building Project Approved

    Math Problems? No Problem. Capacity Building Project Approved
    Lise McCormack and Mary Ann Wensveen are developing a bank of activities where students in grades 2-6 will create their own math problems using models.
  • French Canadian Theatre group, l'Unithéatre

    French Canadian Theatre group, l'Unithéatre
    This duo spent the week in our school as artists in residence engaging the French Immersion students in a wonderful Fine Arts experience. A performance was held on the Friday.
  • 1/2NE, 2ME, and 3ME Utilizing Microsoft Word 2010

    1/2NE, 2ME, and 3ME Utilizing Microsoft Word 2010
    These students are learning how to use Microsoft 2010 to the fullest capacity. Students are developing skills and knowledge on various program applications. The students are showing mastery by completing various projects and applying their newly learned skills.
  • 4MI Exploring PowerPoint

    4MI Exploring PowerPoint
    The students are learning a number of advanced operations with powerpoint (e.g. embedding video) and creating French presentations about their favorite animal. Learning Coach and classroom teacher are team teaching this activity.
  • 6GLE New Year - New Start Kidblog Posts

    6GLE New Year - New Start Kidblog Posts
  • 4DE Shared Story Writing with Class in South Carolina

    4DE Shared Story Writing with Class in South Carolina
    4DE are writing a story with Mrs. Witherspoons grade 4 class in Wellford, South Carolina. Our students write the first part and send it to them. They illustrate our writing and then write the next paragraph. They send it back to us and we illustrate their paragraph and write the next one. Etc... etc...
  • Bridget Pastoof, local MLA Vosits 6GLE and 6WI

    Bridget Pastoof, local MLA Vosits 6GLE and 6WI
    Bridget Pastoor visited the grade 6s to talk about local and provincial government and to share stories about her experiences. This was authentic learning, aligning with the grade 6 Social Studies curriculum.
  • 1WI Create Inuksuk

    1WI Create Inuksuk
    After reading the book, "I is for Inuksuk, An Arctic Celebration." the children were given 8 pieces of Lego each (various sizes) so, that they could build and Inuksuk of their own. Each student gave his/her Inuksuk a special title. We had very interesting titles for each Inuksuk such as, "Four Directions", "Pointing to the Love of Jesus", "Explore", "Love", "Go Play", "The Light", "Angel Wings". During the "Sharing Time", the children came up with the amazing meanings (titles) for their Inuksuk
  • Infusing Technology Capacity Building Project Approved

    Infusing Technology Capacity Building Project Approved
    Ted G and Crystal L will work to develop student/teacher capacities in several areas, focusing on communication and critical thinking skills. Monthly tech projects will be developed.
  • Grade 5s Enter Week 15 of the 100 Word Challenge

    Grade 5s Enter Week 15 of the 100 Word Challenge
    First students submit entries into the 100 Word Challenge. See example here.
  • Divisional Inclusive Education Parent Meeting

    Divisional Inclusive Education Parent Meeting
    Greg M. attended this meeting. Engage parents in ways we can become a more inclusive education system.
  • Share School Improvement Plan & Initiatives with Parents

    Share School Improvement Plan & Initiatives with Parents
    This was done at the monthly School Council Meeting.
  • 6WI Project - Initial Contact w/ Charlotte, North Carolina

    6WI Project - Initial Contact w/ Charlotte, North Carolina
    Mr. Miller and Ms. Walshe,
    Jenny Grabiec connected me 2 u via Twitter. Our school recently received a grant & we r creating an international language lab. We are starting this process with our French teachers. I am going 2 allow them 2 continue talking with u & your teacher about the scope of the project. I just wanted 2 make the initial contact & thank you 4 your interest in pursuing a connection with our school. We are very excited about the possibilities & look forward to talking 2 u more.
  • Collaborative Peer Mentoring Session #2 - 4 Teachers Attend

    Collaborative Peer Mentoring Session #2 - 4 Teachers Attend
    Shelly Sampath, Crystal Lothian, Kim Yearous, and Doddi Matz; along with Greg Miller are participating in this division-wide program. It is designed to build capacity among our division's teachers.
  • 5SE Enter 100 Word Challenge Week #16

    5SE Enter 100 Word Challenge Week #16
    This week we have 5 words that you must show in your creative pieces. They are:
    Frost, Green, Caravan, Heavy, Running
    It will help your readers if you could highlight them in some way so that they can see where these words are. See example here.
  • 6GLE Wallwisher Activity with Poughkedepsie, New York

    6GLE Wallwisher Activity with Poughkedepsie, New York
    Wallwisher that was used to make predictions on the novel "The Phantom Tollbooth" by Norton Juster. Students from both classes posted thougths and responded to thoughts using Wallwisher as the format.
    See it here.
  • Investigation Smartboards / FNMI Cultural Awareness Capacity Building Project Approved

    Investigation Smartboards / FNMI Cultural Awareness Capacity Building Project Approved
    Inez M. and Arlene W. will be developing various visual representations and concepts to aid in differentiated instruction. FNMI library resources will be used to support the development of cultural awaremess.
  • ESL Parent Engagement Evening

    ESL Parent Engagement Evening
    We would like to invite you to an evening meeting for our English as a Second Language Parents on Wednesday, November 14th in our School Library. This informal meeting will be from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and is an opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know one another better. With a growing ESL population in our school, it is important that we hear your opinions and ideas about how we can best meet the needs of your children. We value your voice. There will be translators f
  • 6GLE TodaysMeet Activity with Poughkeepsie New York

    6GLE TodaysMeet Activity with Poughkeepsie New York
    Students from both classes were combined to create groups of 4. These groups interacted vis TodaysMeet, a backchannelling tool. The students had guiding questions created by Mrs. Rinaldi and myself which related to the story that was being read aloud through Skype. Mrs. Rinaldi read the first chapter and I rea the second chapter. It was during this time that the students worked in their groups of 4 to question, comment and create a dialogue of their thoughts on the reading. See example here.
  • Baptism of the Lord Celebration - 3ME and 3WI Leading

    Baptism of the Lord Celebration - 3ME and 3WI Leading
  • 2YVI Creates an Edible Diorama of the Terrain in Nunavut

    2YVI Creates an Edible Diorama of the Terrain in Nunavut
    The edible diorama of the terrain in Nunavut was a super cool idea and the students were very engaged. This is part of the grade 2 Social Studiescurriculum.
  • FNMI New Teacher Orientation

    FNMI New Teacher Orientation
    Heidee W, Crystal L, and Dayna V attend FNMI New Teacher Orientation led by FNMI Lead Teacher, Jamie Medicine Crane.
  • Action on Inclusion Divisional Committee

    Action on Inclusion Divisional Committee
    Greg Miller is part of this committee along with 5 other school administrators. The committee is looking at ways our teachers can be supported in leading inclusive classrooms.
  • Blackfoot Round Dance during Activity Time

    Blackfoot Round Dance during Activity Time
    Isabelle Black Plume, our Native Education Program Assistant, along with an Elder, leads our students in a traditional Blackfoot round dance and explains it's significance.
  • 5LE and 5SE Interactive Science Experiment using Glogster

    5LE and 5SE Interactive Science Experiment using Glogster
  • Grade 6 Leadership Sessions

    Grade 6 Leadership Sessions
    These grade 6 leadership sessions will be ongoing throughout the year, being held on the last Friday of every month. The focus will be on asset building. J. Medicine Crane, School Admin, School Counselor, Chris Windle (AHS), and Gr. 6 Teachers lead sessions.
  • 6WI Mystery Skype with Class in Missouri

    6WI Mystery Skype with Class in Missouri
    This was a connection made through Twitter. About a Mystery Skype.
  • Fast Forward Student Selection Meeting

    Fast Forward Student Selection Meeting
    Doddi Matz and Crystal Lothian, aand Louise Dickson will meet to select 5 students for the Fast Forward pilot, a web based program designed to strengthen memory, attention, processing rate and sequencing - the cognitive skills essential for reading success. Learn more here.
  • 3ME Researching Festivals of Peru

    3ME Researching Festivals of Peru
    Mrs. Matz and her students are currently studying Peru in their Social Studies curriculum. Today, they are working in partners to research Festivals in Peru. They are using Google search, Wikipedia, and a few websites.
  • 5SE Participating in Week #17 of the 100 Word Challenge

    5SE Participating in Week #17 of the 100 Word Challenge
    This weeks theme is an image of an old fashioned key laying in some green grass with snow falling. Students write exatly 100 words with this picture prompt. See example here.
  • 2YVI Activity to Increase Blog Comments

    2YVI Activity to Increase Blog Comments
    Step 1: The kids were going around the school taking close-up pictures. They were to take a picture of an object or a part of an object that would be difficult for people to recognize.
    Step 2: They chose one picture that they put up on their own blog with the question "Qu'est-ce que c'est?" or "What is this?" below it.

    Step 3: Invite others to make an educated guess as to what the item is. They will have 2 weeks to respond to the blog. At this point....the kids will reveal what the item is!
  • 6GLE iMovie Public Service Announcements

    6GLE iMovie Public Service Announcements
    Mrs. Lothian and Mrs. Greeno work with their students to create public service announcements using the iMovie App on iPads as part of their Social Studies "Government" unit.
  • Jorge Osorio 6WI Makes Showcase in 100 Word Challenge

    Jorge Osorio 6WI Makes Showcase in 100 Word Challenge
  • Free the Children Leadership Campaign Begins

    Free the Children Leadership Campaign Begins
    Our leadership club is initiated this campaign and presented it at today's Gotcha Assembly. They are starting a school-wide penny drive to provide drinking water to 3rd world countries. See it here.
  • Alberta Education’s Review of Draft Cross-Curricular Competencies and Competency Indicators - Team to Attend

    Alberta Education’s Review of Draft Cross-Curricular Competencies and Competency Indicators - Team to Attend
    The session will provide an opportunity to:
    • Review the draft cross-curricular competencies and competency indicators
    • Share your responses and provide feedback
    • Discuss the draft documents with fellow educators
    • Participate in Q&A with members of Alberta Education’s competency indicators team
    • Have a direct impact on the important work of Alberta’s Curriculum Redesign
  • Continuous Improvement Plan Review with Superintendent

    Continuous Improvement Plan Review with Superintendent
    Timeline with be reviewed and discussed.
  • Team Skype Visit with Charlotte - Global Connections

    Team Skype Visit with Charlotte - Global Connections
    I checked with administration, and 11 (our time) would be great. Will you be using an iPad? If so, Facetime is probably the easiest. Otherwise, we can do it over Skype. Everyone here's excited and looking forward to "meeting" your team. Matthew Weber
    French Teacher
    Randolph Middle School
    4400 Water Oak Rd
    Charlotte, NC 28211
  • Staff Members Attend the International Peace Pow Wow

    Staff Members Attend the International Peace Pow Wow
    A parent donated 8 tickets for the International Peace Pow Wow and staff members attended to connect with our families and learn more about the FNMI culture.
  • Sharing of Capacity Building Projects.

    Sharing of Capacity Building Projects.
    Time is set aside in the staff meeting for teachers to share the activities involved in their capacity building projects.
  • KSA #7 Professional Discussion at Staff Meeting

    KSA #7 Professional Discussion at Staff Meeting
    KSA #7: Teachers translate curriculum content and objectives into meaningful learning activities.
  • 6GLE Public Service Announcements using iMovie

    6GLE Public Service Announcements using iMovie
    As part of their Social Studies curriculum, these students creates public service announcements about human rights. See an example here.
  • Staff Discussion - Cross Curricular Competencies

    Staff Discussion - Cross Curricular Competencies
    This was a follow-up after 6 staff members attended the Criss Curricular Competencies inservice last week. Each member led a round table discussion.
  • 5LE are Introduced to Creative Book Builder

    5LE are Introduced to Creative Book Builder
    Strudents learned about and experimented with this amazing App which allows them to create their own eBook.
  • Holy Spirit Staff Consultation - A Number of Staff to Attend

    Holy Spirit Staff Consultation - A Number of Staff to Attend
    On behalf of the Board of Trustees I would like to take this opportunity to invite all staff members interested in participating in our annual consultation process. This process will assist the Board and Senior Administration in the development of the Three Year Education Plan.
  • Food, Fun and Foldables Supper Session

    Food, Fun and Foldables Supper Session
    We are both super excited to share some of the things we are currently using, have used, dicovered (TY pinterest and twitter) and will be creating. We will have several exemplars in a variety of subject areas and grade levels to share with you, as well as numrous templates and ideas on how to incorporate the lapbooks and foldables into your teaching.
  • Carla O Makes Showcase in the 100 Word Challenge

    Carla O Makes Showcase in the 100 Word Challenge
  • Interactive & Foldables Capacity Building Project Approved

    Interactive & Foldables Capacity Building Project Approved
    Doddi M and Crystal L created foldables, lapbooks, and a digital bank that relates to specific learner outcomes in grade 3 Social Studies.
  • 1/2 NE kidblog Activity - Insects! Insects! Insects!

    1/2 NE kidblog Activity - Insects! Insects! Insects!
    This was a response activity that related to theis novel James and the Giant Peach. See an example here.
  • "A Public Education" Filming in our School

    "A Public Education" Filming in our School
    Erv Fehr is creating a 3 minute commercial about the 21st century learning initiatives that are taking place in our school.
  • 5SE 100 Word Challenge Posts with Podcast Included

    5SE 100 Word Challenge Posts with Podcast Included
    The students put an interesting twist on their 100 Word Challenge entry this week. After writing the piece, they voice recorded their writing using the Audioboo App and embedded the podcast into their blog post along side of the written piece. See example here.
  • 1WE Aluminum Foil Sculptures

    1WE Aluminum Foil Sculptures
    1WE students were to build a 3D Sculpture from a flat piece of Aluminum foil.
    They first had to draw their idea, (plan) on a piece of paper, then build. We had a wide range of 3D Aluminum foil sculptures such as boats, necklaces, mountains, cones, and beavers.
  • FNMI Holy Spirit Division Parent Gathering

    FNMI Holy Spirit Division Parent Gathering
    We are having a family gathering to celebrate and understand the transitions our students go through during their education journey.
  • Shrove Tuesday Pancake Breakfast - Grade 6 Classes

    Shrove Tuesday Pancake Breakfast - Grade 6 Classes
    The teachers made a pancake breakfast for their students to celebrate Shrove Tuesday.
  • Ash Wednesday Mass with Fr. Kevin - 4DE Leading

    Ash Wednesday Mass with Fr. Kevin - 4DE Leading
    Fr. Kevin will be joining us for Ash Wednesday Mass in our gym. This is the first time we have had Mass on Ash Wednesday in a number of years.
  • Cait 4DE Selected to 100 Word Challenge Week #19 Showcase

    Cait 4DE Selected to 100 Word Challenge Week #19 Showcase
  • Science Building Unit Grand FInale! Grade 1WE

    Science Building Unit Grand FInale! Grade 1WE
    The students worked in Groups of 4 to build a 3D object from various recycled materials. The students first had to discuss what they would build in their group and to try to incoporate all of the materials at their station. The process was exciting and engaging for the learner, (and the teacher) from the brainstorming of ideas to the actual working together to build their object. This activity involved so many of the Multiple Intellegence Theory Learner Processes !
  • 6GLE Animoto "Humbug"

    6GLE Animoto "Humbug"
    Animoto creation based on 6GLE illustrations of the character 'Humbug' from "The Phantom Tollbooth". Students from Poughkeepsie Day in New York are commenting on the illustrations and have created an Animoto of their versions of 'Humbug' which our students will comment on.
  • 6YI Public Service Announcements using iMovie

    6YI Public Service Announcements using iMovie
    here</a>.</a> and here.
  • 1/2NE Voice Record using Audioboo and Post to Kidblog

    1/2NE Voice Record using Audioboo and Post to Kidblog
  • 1/2NE Animoto Presentations for Health

    1/2NE Animoto Presentations for Health
    This is one of the "My Favorite Things" videos my class created as part of our Health Unit All About Me. See example here.
  • Impact of Technology on Children, School and Communities - Greg M and Anthea B to attend

    Impact of Technology on Children, School and Communities - Greg M and Anthea B to attend
    Dr. Phil McRae, an Executive Staff Officer with the Alberta Teachers’ Association and Adjunct Professor within the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta, in an evening of professional conversation about the Impact of Technology on Children, School and Communities.

    February 21st, 2013
    Holiday Inn Hotel – Scenic and Coulee Ballroom
    2375 Mayor Magrath Drive South
    Itinerary
    Dr. McRae Presentation (7:00 – 8:00pm)
    Question/Answer Period (8:00 – 9:00pm)
  • Crystal L & Greg M Presenting at SWATCA on Student Blogging

    Crystal L & Greg M Presenting at SWATCA on Student Blogging
    We will be sharing our work with Kidblog in our school and exploring ideas for quality and engaging student blogging.
  • A Public Education Commercial Airs - 21st Century Learning at Our School

    A Public Education Commercial Airs - 21st Century Learning at Our School
  • 3ME Voice Record Themselves Reading

    3ME Voice Record Themselves Reading
    See example here. It was then added to a blog post.
  • 5SE 100 Word Challenge and Voice Recording

    5SE 100 Word Challenge and Voice Recording
  • 5SE Mystery Skype with Class in Mississippi

    5SE Mystery Skype with Class in Mississippi
    Another connection made through Twitter. Mystery Skype.
  • Lenten Prayer for Students - Wednesday Mornings

    Lenten Prayer for Students - Wednesday Mornings
    During the season of Lent Anthea B will be leading a student prayer/reflection gathering every Wednesday morning before school starts in the library/media centre.
  • 4MI Blogged About "My Reading Week Adventure"

    4MI Blogged About "My Reading Week Adventure"
  • 2ME Voice Recorded Reading then Attach to Blog

    2ME Voice Recorded Reading then Attach to Blog
  • 5LE Anti-Bullying Rants

    5LE Anti-Bullying Rants
    Example to come soon.
  • Lenten Celebration - 1NI and 1GI Leading

    Lenten Celebration - 1NI and 1GI Leading
    Our grade 1s will take their turn organizing and leading in a Lenten Celebration.
  • Collaborative Peer Mentor Session #3

    Collaborative Peer Mentor Session #3
    Shelly Sampath, Crystal Lothian, Kim Yearous, and Doddi Matz; along with Greg Miller are participating in this division-wide program. It is designed to build capacity among our division's teachers
  • Franco-Alberta Flag Raising Ceremony

    Franco-Alberta Flag Raising Ceremony
    This important event took place at our flagpole with many important dignitaries joining our students.
  • 5BI Commenting on Other's Blogs

    5BI Commenting on Other's Blogs
    The students works on leaving quality comments on the blog posts of other students.
  • 1WE Students Recorded Reading using Audioboo

    1WE Students Recorded Reading using Audioboo
  • Grade 6 Leadership Sessions

    Grade 6 Leadership Sessions
    These grade 6 leadership sessions will be ongoing throughout the year, being held on the last Friday of every month. The focus will be on asset building. J. Medicine Crane School Admin School Counselor Chris Windle (AHS) Gr. 6 Teachers
  • 40 Days of Lent Challenge

    40 Days of Lent Challenge
    Our Faith Committee are providing students with a list of things to consider during the season of Lent. Each day, a few challenges are listed in a prominent place for students to try.
  • Sharing of Capacity Building Projects

    Sharing of Capacity Building Projects
    Time is set aside in the staff meeting for teachers to share the activities involved in their capacity building projects.
  • Professional Discussion at Staff Meeting

    Professional Discussion at Staff Meeting
    21st Century Literacy Teacher Reflection
  • 5SE Bullying Rants Using Audioboo and Kidblog

    5SE Bullying Rants Using Audioboo and Kidblog
  • 3ME Attempting the 100 Word Challenge Today

    3ME Attempting the 100 Word Challenge Today
  • 6YI Solar System Project

    6YI Solar System Project
    DI - students were given a task to demonstrate their research of the planets in the solar system, earth + moon, and the Sun. Students were given freedom to represent their learning as creatively as they wished but the criteria was very specific as to what needed to be included.
  • 2YVI & 2MI Join Global Learning Project for 1st Holy Communion

    2YVI & 2MI Join Global Learning Project for 1st Holy Communion
  • 4MI Fathers Day Tagxedo Project

    4MI Fathers Day Tagxedo Project
    The students created tagxedos for thier dads.
  • 4MI and 5BI Comment on FLVT Student Blogs

    4MI and 5BI Comment on FLVT Student Blogs
    To connect with others in the division our students commented on FLVT student Kidblog posts. See it here.
  • 2YVI and 2MI Microsoft Word & St. Patricks Day

    2YVI and 2MI Microsoft Word & St. Patricks Day
    They learned about the "glow" feature on Microsoft Word.
  • French Immersion Choir - National Anthem at Hurricanes Game

    French Immersion Choir - National Anthem at Hurricanes Game
    Lead by MaryAnne W, students were invited to join a French choir to sing the national anthem at the Lethbridge Hurricanes game.
  • 2ME Learn to Comment on Blogs

    2ME Learn to Comment on Blogs
  • 6GLE Participate in Global Read Aloud Day with Poughkeepsie NY

    6GLE Participate in Global Read Aloud Day with Poughkeepsie NY
    Read about it here. They collaborated with Poughkeepsie Day School in New York using Skype.
  • Summative Equity vs. Equality Cartoon Response - 6GLE

    Summative Equity vs. Equality Cartoon Response - 6GLE
    As the 4th question on the Government Exam the students were asked to go into their Kidblog account and respond to a post from the teacher. See it here.
  • Lenten Celebration Lead by 4MI

    Lenten Celebration Lead by 4MI
    Lise M. and her grade 4s lead todays Lenten Celebration.
  • 3ME Voice Record and Post their Festival Recital Piece

    3ME Voice Record and Post their Festival Recital Piece
  • 3ME, 5LE and 1/2NE Set Up Storybird Accounts

    3ME, 5LE and 1/2NE Set Up Storybird Accounts
  • Grade 6 Confirmation Retreat at Assumption Hall

    Grade 6 Confirmation Retreat at Assumption Hall
    Students will leave the school about 8:30 in order to arrive at the church hall for 9:00. There will be various activities planned focused on the theme of Gifts of the Holy Spirit. They will also spend some time making sandwiches for the hungry in the community before receiving lunch themselves (provided by the CWL).
  • 1/2NE Start Creating Storybird iBooks

    1/2NE Start Creating Storybird iBooks
    Example coming soon.
  • 4DE Completes Save the Children Fundraiser

    4DE Completes Save the Children Fundraiser
    Miss Dickson and her grade 4s have completed a Cupcake Draw in support of the Save the Children Campaign as a Lenten service project. They raised a total of $131.
  • 6GLE Wallwisher Activity with Poughkeepsie, New York

    6GLE Wallwisher Activity with Poughkeepsie, New York
    The two classes used Walwisher to brainstorm ideas about the novel "The Phantom Tollbooth," See it here.
  • The Instruments of Learning Capacity Building Project Approved

    The Instruments of Learning Capacity Building Project Approved
    Savio B. and Mary Anne W. are leading 12 teachers in a half days session on how to incorporate music into their daily lessons. They will be using the various instruments that currently exist in our school.
  • 2MI & 6WI Collaborative Project

    2MI & 6WI Collaborative Project
    students in 6WI taught their partners from 2MI how to navigate in the internet and save pictures to their personal files. They wrote a collaborative ST. Pat's story - demonstrating many features in microsoft word such as text art, font and color changes, etc.. 6s then showed the 2s how to insert pictures from their files into their word document.
    They worked collaboratively on editting the stories too.
  • 3ME Start Creating Stories using Storybird

    3ME Start Creating Stories using Storybird
    Link coming soon.
  • 4MI - GoAnimate

    4MI - GoAnimate
    The students developed accounts on goanimate, which is a web based tool that allows students to create dialogue between ditigal characters. The students are currently developing original dialogue and will use their blogs and the medium to share the finished product.
  • 100 Word Challenge on World Hunger

    100 Word Challenge on World Hunger
    A great theme for lent - students are writing 100 word challenge entries with a prompt about world hunger. See example here.
  • Miss Dickson Learning Group Create Storybirds

    Miss Dickson Learning Group Create Storybirds
    Example to come
  • Grade 6 - Lenten Lunch

    Grade 6 - Lenten Lunch
    The grade 6 students, parents and teachers provided the staff of Ecole St. Mary with ethnic inspired cuisine. As part of the Lenten Lunch students presented their service project to the staff and asked the staff to consider "A Corporal Work" as a way to say "thank- you" for the meal.
  • Lenten Celebration Lead by 5SE and 1WE

    Lenten Celebration Lead by 5SE and 1WE
  • Gr. 6 FSL Mystery Skype with Charlotte, NC

    Gr. 6 FSL Mystery Skype with Charlotte, NC
  • Greg M. Blackboard Collaborate Session on Building a PLN

    Greg M. Blackboard Collaborate Session on Building a PLN
    Greg M. will lead a 30 minute Blackboard Collaborate Session with teachers in Medicine Hat. Link of recording to follow.
  • 1/2NE Storybird, Audioboo Blog Posts

    1/2NE Storybird, Audioboo Blog Posts
    Students created a digital book using Storybird, voice recorded it using Audioboo, then embedded both in a Kidblog post. See example here.
  • 6GLE Point of View Blog Posts

    6GLE Point of View Blog Posts
  • 4DE Storybird Creations, Voice Recorded and Posted on Blogs

    4DE Storybird Creations, Voice Recorded and Posted on Blogs
  • 1/2NE Reading Beads

    1/2NE Reading Beads
    This engaging activity encourages students to read throughout the year. See it here.
  • Passion of the Christ - 5LE Leading

    Passion of the Christ - 5LE Leading
  • 5LE Passion Week Newspaper

    5LE Passion Week Newspaper
    The students each wrote an article about one aspect of Holy Week and are displaying them together in a Holy Week Newspaper. Link coming soon.
  • Student Public Service Announcement Showcased on a Website

    Student Public Service Announcement Showcased on a Website
    A grade 6GLE public service announcement that was created by students as part of a social studies assignment has been highlighted on the "Human Rights on Film" website. See it here.
  • Teacher Professional Discussion at Staff Meeting - KSA#9

    Teacher Professional Discussion at Staff Meeting - KSA#9
    KSA #9 Teachers gather and use information about students’ learning needs and progress.
  • Sharing of Capacity Building Projects at Staff Meeting

    Sharing of Capacity Building Projects at Staff Meeting
  • 3ME Storybird Stories Embedded into Kidblog

    3ME Storybird Stories Embedded into Kidblog
  • 6GLE Phantom Tollbooth Celebration of Learning

    6GLE Phantom Tollbooth Celebration of Learning
    This was a culminating activity of a collaborative book study that was mentioned earlier in this timeline. The students represented characters and shared presentations that were completely self-directed. A number of younger classes and staff members joined in the celebration.
  • 5LE Storybird Creations

    5LE Storybird Creations
    Students wrote their own stories, recodede themselves reading them, then embedded it into a Kidblog post. See an example here.
  • Digital Literacy Capacity Building Project Approved

    Digital Literacy Capacity Building Project Approved
    Annie G. and Crystal L. will look at a variety of mediums and platforms to engage students in their writing.
  • 4 Teachers Attend Callobative Peer Mentoring Program

    4 Teachers Attend Callobative Peer Mentoring Program
    Collaborative Peer Mentorship - This is part of a divisional AISI Cycle 5 initiative.
  • Grade 6 Student Self Directed Learning Capacity Building Project Approved

    Grade 6 Student Self Directed Learning Capacity Building Project Approved
    Heidee W, Annie G and Crystal L are planning differentiated activities that allow students to have choice and direct their own learning. It is hoped that this will produce great levelks of student engagement.
  • Student Created Technology Capacity Building Project Approved

    Student Created Technology Capacity Building Project Approved
    Arlene W., Crystal L. and Inez M. will work together to find way for students to be more responsible for their own learning through the use of technology. They will focus on 'PowerPoint."
  • 2MI & 2YVI Lead School-Wide Celebration

    2MI & 2YVI Lead School-Wide Celebration
    During this celebration - The Resurrection of the Lord, the students sang and read; but the most engaging parts was the art that was projected on the wall. It was all art created by the students in the class.
  • 5LE and 5SE Participate in Live Stream FNMI Classroom

    5LE and 5SE Participate in Live Stream FNMI Classroom
    Description: Spend 30 minutes inside a First Nation classroom in Saskatchewan and experience a taste of aboriginal culture and learning. Join Dean Shareski and DEN STAR Sarah Thompson as we broadcast live from her elementary classroom. Watch students perform traditional dances and hear about their experiences connecting with classrooms around the world. You'll also get insight into their culture and explore the similarities and differences of learning and living on a First Nations reserve.
  • 6WI New York Mystery Skype

    6WI New York Mystery Skype
    Connection made through Twitter.
  • 1/2NE Create Poetry Glogsters

    1/2NE Create Poetry Glogsters
    The students, along with thier PSII intern, created poetry Glogsters as a way to demonstrate understanding of their poetry unit outcomes. Example to come soon.
  • 4DE Enter this weeks 100 Word Challenge

    4DE Enter this weeks 100 Word Challenge
  • 4MI Learning How to Create iMovie Projects

    4MI Learning How to Create iMovie Projects
    Example to follow.
  • Daily 5 Writing Folder Extention Capacity Building Project Approved

    Daily 5 Writing Folder Extention Capacity Building Project Approved
    Theresa M and Andrea N will be creating writing folders to provide students with more independence in their writing and encourage them to "take risks."
  • Greg M and Anthea B to Attend EDCAMP Calgary

    Greg M and Anthea B to Attend EDCAMP Calgary
    Greg M will be a discussion facilitator at EDCAMP YYC.
  • 2YVI and 2MI Global 1st Communion Project

    2YVI and 2MI Global 1st Communion Project
    See it here</a>. Ane here.
  • Staff Members Presenting at Division Spiritual Development Day

    Staff Members Presenting at Division Spiritual Development Day
    Staff members are presenting a number of sessions on this day.
  • Helping Hands iMovie

    Helping Hands iMovie
    Mr. Lajeunesse and Mr. Gross (healthy hands club leaders) worked with Mrs. Lothian and the students to create this video that was shared at the division Spiritual Development Day.
  • Ukraine Lap Book - Grade 3ME

    Ukraine Lap Book - Grade 3ME
    Doddi Matz and Crystal Lothian spent a day developing a lapbook with foldables to use within her social studies program. The grade three students are required to learn about various elements of 4 countries. We used the Outcomes from the program of studies to develp the information that needed to be learned and then created this lapbook as an engaging way of delivering the content.
  • Let's Understand Where We are Heading Capacity Building Project Approved

    Lise M and Heidee W will work to align outcomes in French throughout division II. This will lead to less overlapp of content and better student engagement.
  • Tech Projects and Integration Capacity Building Project Approved

    Tech Projects and Integration Capacity Building Project Approved
    Dayna V, Jodi M, and Crystal L will explore ways grade 2 students cany be better engaged through the integration of technology. They will explore Kidblog, french websites, the Smartboard, and a variety of tech projects.
  • 5LE Brainstorms Topics for Annual Debate

    5LE Brainstorms Topics for Annual Debate
    The students select debate topics on relevant school issues such as lunch hour rules, class selections and technology. Each topic will have 2 students in favour and 2 against. Students will hold public debates on the topic at a later debate.
  • Grade 2 ist Holy Communion Retreat at Assumption Parish

    Grade 2 ist Holy Communion Retreat at Assumption Parish
  • 6GLE Phantom Tollbooth Festival of Knowledge.

    6GLE Phantom Tollbooth Festival of Knowledge.
  • 5SE Storybird Creations

    5SE Storybird Creations
  • 6GLE "Why are volunteers important?" Blog Response

    6GLE "Why are volunteers important?" Blog Response
  • Whole Brain / Body Lesson

    Whole Brain / Body Lesson
    This was on the social structure of Athens.
  • KSA Professional Conversation at Staff Meeting

    KSA Professional Conversation at Staff Meeting
    KSA #9: Teachers gather and use information about students’ learning needs and progress.
  • Sharing of Capacity Building Projects at Staff Meeting

    Sharing of Capacity Building Projects at Staff Meeting
  • 6WI Mystery Skype with Class in Quakertown, Pennsylvania

    6WI Mystery Skype with Class in Quakertown, Pennsylvania
    We won. Grade fun with this 900 student public middle school.
  • 5BI iWeather Broadcasts

    5BI iWeather Broadcasts
    Students take on the role of weather broadcasters to make predictions. Create iMovie broadcasts to demonstrate learning.
  • Writing Based Program / Field Trip Planning Capacity Building Project Approved

    Writing Based Program / Field Trip Planning Capacity Building Project Approved
    Bruce L and Shelly S will look at different ways to incorporate technology to increase quality and quantity of writing. Also, they will look at ways to increase student engagement through real world experiences.
  • Collaborative Peer Mentorship Program

    Collaborative Peer Mentorship Program
    Shelly S, Kim Y, Crystal L, Doddi M, and Greg M attend final session today.
  • 4MI Creating French Dialogue iMovies

    4MI Creating French Dialogue iMovies
    The students are working with L McCormack and C Lothian to learn how to use iMovie to support french literacy.
  • 6GLE Virtual Tour of Athens

    6GLE Virtual Tour of Athens
    Virtual tour of Athens via Taggalaxy and Google Earth. Students were able to virtually visit The Acropolis, Parthenon, and the birth place of democracy.
  • Grade 6 Leadership Sessions

    Grade 6 Leadership Sessions
    The monthly grade 6 leadership session takes place today with a 40 Developmental Asset theme.
  • 5SE and 5LE Creating Weather Report iMovies

    5SE and 5LE Creating Weather Report iMovies
    In collaborative groups, the students are creating weather reports for the climate and waether unit. Example posted soon.
  • 6GLE Flight Web Quest

    6GLE Flight Web Quest
  • 6GLE Persuasive Blog Writing

    6GLE Persuasive Blog Writing
    Students had to write a blog post and create a brochure convincing their teachers that a particular destination would be a great place to visit. Completely student driven activity. See example here.
  • Grade 2 Immersion Students use the PAINT tool

    Grade 2 Immersion Students use the PAINT tool
    The students used PAINT to create a spring photo. The photo then became a picture prompt for a writing assignment.
  • Christian Reading "Summer" Featured on Audioboo

    Christian Reading "Summer" Featured on Audioboo
  • 4MI Mystery Skype - Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

    4MI Mystery Skype  - Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
    First Mystery Skype for 4MI
  • 3ME Mystery Skype - Argentina

    3ME Mystery Skype - Argentina
    This is our first Mystery Skypoe outside of North America. :)
  • Staff Retreat

    Staff Retreat
    Theme was taking care of oneself.
  • Teacher IPGP Review Meetings

    Teacher IPGP Review Meetings
    Greg M and Anthea B meet with each teacher to review yearly IPGP and discuss assignment for the coming year.
  • Teacher IPGP Review Meetings

    Teacher IPGP Review Meetings
    Greg M and Anthea B meet with each teacher to review yearly IPGP and discuss assignment for the coming year.
  • Visit "Leader in Me" School

    Visit "Leader in Me" School
    Anthea B. and Theresa M. will visit Senator Buchanen School to see this prohram in action.
  • IEPT Final Review Meeting

    IEPT Final Review Meeting
    Greg M. and Inez M. will attend this meeting with other schools who have been piloting the Individualized Education Planning Tool (IEPT). We will be presenting on how rthe tool has supported a shift in practice at our school.
  • Charlotte, NC Partner School Visit

    Charlotte, NC Partner School Visit
    We have been working with Randolf Middle School from Charlotte, North Carolina this year. They recieved a grant to globally connect with othjer school s who emphasize languages and Greg M came across their offer on Twitter. This has led to them sending 3 teachers from their school for a visit to plan some collaborative activities for next year. They will be here from May 29th to June 2nd.
  • Virtual Tour of Randolph Middle School

    Virtual Tour of Randolph Middle School
    Three staff members from Randolph Middle School in Charlotte, North Carolina have been visiting our school. Using skype and iPads their students took our students on a tour of their school and then we did the same.
  • 5SE Novel Study using iPads

    5SE Novel Study using iPads
    Miss Sampath and her students are completing a novel study using the iPads and Apple TV on the book WONDR.
  • Gr 1/2 Blog Activity

    Gr 1/2 Blog Activity
    Where do you want to live when you get older?
    Click for example.
  • Professional Conversation at Staff Meeting on KSA #10

    Professional Conversation at Staff Meeting on KSA #10
    KSA #10: Teachers establish and maintain partnerships among school, home and community and within their own schools.
  • Sharing of Capacity Building Projects at June Staff Meeting

    Sharing of Capacity Building Projects at June Staff Meeting
  • 6WI Kidblog Activity on the Flight Unit

    6WI Kidblog Activity on the Flight Unit
  • 3ME Animal Powerpoints

    3ME Animal Powerpoints
    These students are researching and creating powerpoint presentations about their favorite animals. They will present to the class when finished.
  • Grade 6 Outdoor Education Camp Trip

    Grade 6 Outdoor Education Camp Trip
    Along with their teachers, these students will be travelling to the Southern Alberta Bible Camp for 4 days and 3 night.
  • Rugby Taught to All Students

    Rugby Taught to All Students
    Members of the Lethbridge Rugby Club visited our school throughout the week to teach our students how to play rugby. Promoting fhysical fitness ans a healthy lifestyle.
  • 1/2NE, 2ME, 3ME, 4DE, 5SE, and 5LE APP Smackdown

    1/2NE, 2ME, 3ME, 4DE, 5SE, and 5LE APP Smackdown
    During 21st century learning time each of these classes held an end-of-the-year App Smackdown. Explained here.
  • Kiitoki Performance

    Kiitoki Performance
    FNMI magician who infuses learning about the FNMI culture. His website is here.
  • 6GLE Genius Hour Project Work Begins

    6GLE Genius Hour Project Work Begins
    In lieu of writing Provincial Achievement Tests (which every parent in the class excused their student from writing) students started work on their self-directed Genius Hour projects. Info here.
  • Transition Meetings

    Transition Meetings
    Teams of teachers meet to discuss students moving from one grade to the next.
  • Staff attend district-wide PowWow

    Staff attend district-wide PowWow
    The 1st annual district-wide PowWow was held at CCH West and a number of our students and staff members participated.
  • Spring Carnival

    Spring Carnival
    Wonderful community spirit building event. Fun! Fun! Fun!
  • Gr. 6 Blog about time at camp

    Gr. 6 Blog about time at camp
  • Gr. 6 Questions to SFJH Students

    Gr. 6 Questions to SFJH Students
    6GLE wrote blog posts, asking leadership students at SFJH some questions about the school in preparation for next year.
    See example here.
  • 6GLE Genius Hour Projects Blog Posts

    6GLE Genius Hour Projects Blog Posts
  • Division 2 Talent Show

    Division 2 Talent Show
    Annual division 2 talent show.
  • Divisio 1 Talent Show

    Divisio 1 Talent Show
    Division 1 talent show.
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    AISI Year 1

    First year of our Cycle 5 AISI project.