Friday, 22 January 2016

Friday's News

Well, another week is in the books. Things have been pretty busy lately with report cards coming around the corner for some of us. While others are dealing with final exams. Then of course the rest of us, are just trying to survive the snow and drudge of January.

Jeff's class participated in a Google Hangout with another school in the area and then also did one with a school from another country. It was a great experience for some of the kids to participate in.

I big movement at Jeff's school is the Growth Mindset wave. Jeff had his class think of something that they want to accomplish during the rest of the school year and create these colourful posters in his classroom. Each time they accomplish part of their goal get a "Thumbs Up" sticker placed on their poster. The goal for the class is to have a wall full of thumbs. 

Finally, Jeff has had his grade 4's working on procedural writing and instructions. One of the ways they are practicing this skill is by writing procedures for grade 1 and 2 students at his school on how to log into Google Apps for Education. As well they are also providing them with instructions on how to use their favourite apps. The students have been really enjoying being mini teachers. 
Tell us, what you did to breeze through this week?

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