Computer Coding: An Essential Skill

We all wonder what our students and children will face in the future.  How will they be successful, what kind of work will there be for them, what skills are necessary to be able to be successful?  These questions are … Continue reading →

Helping Students Make Meaningful Connections Using Kelly Gallagher’s Article of the Week Strategy

“Part of the reason my students have such a hard time reading is because they bring little prior knowledge and background to the written page. They can decode the words, but the words remain meaningless without a foundation of knowledge” … Continue reading →

Farming & Sustainability

While studying Physical Geography, students in grade 7 should be able to “explain the concept of sustainable development and its implications for the health of the environment.” (Ministry of Education, Ontario Curriculum Documents).  Concepts as these sometimes become too difficult … Continue reading →

Grade 4/5 Science Unit: Pulleys and Gears & Forces acting Upon Structures and Mechanisms

We have been hard at work!  Here is another great science unit for Grades 4/5.  Our first unit on Habitats and Communities and Human Organ Systems was a great success.  With great feedback from other teachers, we know that you … Continue reading →

The Tuesday 12: 12 Merry and Magical Christmas Movies to Watch with your Students!

In this week’s edition of The Tuesday 12, we’re looking at 12 merry and magical Christmas movies to share with your students! 1.  Elf (2003) Buddy the Elf is one of my all-time favourite Christmas characters! What’s not to love?! … Continue reading →