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.
I am going to propose to Ms. Kramer that we view this film as part of the Toronto International Film Festival for Kids. It is beautiful, eye-opening and mind-stretching.
School Cash Online
In May, there will be a trip to the Ontario Science Centre. As part of the payment, this trip will be paid for using the school cash online system (http://www.tdsb.on.ca/aboutus/schoolcashonline.aspx). This is the direction all schools are moving towards in the TDSB. Ms. Kramer let me know that she will provide me with a handout/reminder paper of the steps involved in signing up for this payment system if you haven't already.
Today, we began a discussion on how we are alike and how we are different. Sometimes we forget that there can be diversity in how our brains work. I first wrote about this a week or so ago when I introduced the character of Julia, from Sesame Street. Here is a CBC news story:
We will continue this discussion. I think it is an important one.
TDSB Parent & Student survey:
This went home today for you to fill out. Please return it in the same envelope, when you are done.
The student survey will be completed in class over the next couple of days.