Welcome to the Blog for Room 217 at Dovercourt Public School. In 2010, back in Room 52, at Alexander Muir/Gladstone Avenue PS, the idea for developing a blog took place. It is a place to begin lessons, open up discussions, and display the learning taking place.
So, why I may never find myself in Room 52 again, it serves as a reminder of a school community that was central to my development as an educator. Thanks for visiting.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Post Halloween some important reminders, Learning Skills journal, learning in Orff
David was the winner of our class Jack O'Lantern. I hope that David, the rest of the class, and the pumpkin enjoyed a pleasant evening of Trick or Treating.
Learning Skills Journal:
This was the next phase of looking at the Learning Skills and Work Habits section of the Progress Report/Report Card. Each student had a blank copy of this page and did a self-assessment, which I will include on this page of the Progress Report. This is just a sample I did with them to give them a sense of direction.
They had this chart, which has been up, to help guide them through some of the complex language in Learning Skills/Work Habits page:
Orff: Making progress
It has taken a while, but the class is now growing into an enthusiastic mass of participants! In the process, I am learning a thing or two about music.
- November 8 is the day for the sight and sound testing (ears and eyes) at a cost of $10.
- Thursday will be the last day to work on your Book Talks in class/the Library with Mr. Proudfoot and Ms. Ling...presentations begin the week of November 7 [this has been on the Homework board]
- Tomorrow: Math test on Composite Numbers, Prime Numbers, Factors and Factor Trees