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.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Mr. Williams visits, Math HW from today & Homework reminder
Mr. Williams, one of our Grade 7/8 teachers at Dovercourt, paid us a visit. I asked him to pop in and talk a little bit about the opportunities at our school, knowing some students were looking elsewhere --to use a term from The Giver -- for new scholastic opportunities in the 2017-2018 year.
They were a very attentive audience and had a lot of questions. Some of the students were at a Volleyball tournament and missed out but they will have an opportunity to dialogue with Mr. Williams in the near future.
Homework answers from Wednesday's Math homework:
Short open-book comma quiz
Any homework that has not been handed in, that was on the Homework Board, at the front of the classroom*
* One of the things Mr. Williams spoke about for the transition to Grade 7 was the ability of students to take more ownership of their learning. I was glad to hear him say this since this is something I often talk about.