Category Archives: integration

Collaborative Planning, more than just working together

The PYP Programme Standards and Practices Standard A Practice 3.b The school as a community of learners is committed to a collaborative approach to curriculum development. We know collaborative planning is more than just teachers working together on a document. … Continue reading

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Google Portfolios model “Making the PYP Happen” and “ICT in the PYP”

“Schools have a responsibility to show evidence of student learning. Portfolios are one method of collecting and storing information that can be used to document and assess student progress and achievement.” – Making the PYP Happen “Learners’ awareness, use and … Continue reading

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My Journey into the World of Minecraft

I am not a gamer like my husband, but I became interested in Minecraft when it was all I heard about from a group of my students. They had joined the ECA last year for Minecraft and were pretty disappointed … Continue reading

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Graphing Sentence Fluency

I wanted to share another great idea from writingfix.com on sentence fluency as this is currently our writing trait focus the next few months. My grade three students drafted a paragraph on a special time they shared with an adult; … Continue reading

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Literature Circles with edmodo

edmodo is an online tool that allows teachers and students to connect and collaborate. I have used edmodo before with grade 5 students, but this is the first year I’ve used it with grade 3. I started with setting up … Continue reading

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Read one more chapter, pleeeaassee!

I am currently reading The Monster’s Ring by Bruce Coville aloud to my grade 3 class. They love the book and I love hearing them moan and groan when I stop reading for the day. The story focuses on young … Continue reading

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Book reviews with iMovie

This year my students and I were inspired by Mr. McGuire’s Book Talks. We enjoyed watching the students share their book recommendations so much that we decided to try our hand at making our own. This was also the students … Continue reading

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Student created screencast tutorials

Jing has been very helpful for teachers to take control of their own professional development. I know I have viewed several videos that were made by teachers using Jing in order to learn a new program or tool, the most recent … Continue reading

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A Day in Grade 5

I wanted to share a day’s worth of pictures/videos as a glimpse into my classroom. We start everyday with a student produced wordle for our version of ‘Guess the Wordle”. The students have recently started dedicating them to each other. … Continue reading

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