‘A New Beginning’ — A Letter to be sent to your students each year.

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Just as we are starting a new school year, so are students. Having said that, it is essential that we build an immediate bond with them from day one. Among the many ideas of welcoming students into our classroom and setting the grounds for a great year, sending home an introduction letter with general information […]

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Scientific Literacy: Using QAR to help students learn about the Ontario Greenbelt

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A scientifically literate person may be described as “one who is aware that science, mathematics, and technology are interdependent human enterprises with strengths and limitations; understands key concepts and principles of science; is familiar with the natural world and recognizes both its diversity and unity; and uses scientific knowledge and scientific ways of thinking for […]

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10 Excellent Science Websites!

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This is my second post regarding useful websites that provide science teachers with great resources! Edited to fix broken link! So sorry! Environmental: WWF Canada Schools for a Living Planet http://schools.wwf.ca/index.cfm “WWF-Canada is proud to offer Schools for a Living Planet, an educational program that provides educators with access to over 30 curriculum-linked, printable in-class […]

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Chocolate Lovers!

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In planning for our grade 8 graduation celebration, among the thousand of ideas we had to give our students a token to take along with them aside from the frames, we decided to wrap chocolate bars with a special note. Who doesn’t LOVE chocolate? There are many chocolate bars to choose from; however, this particular […]

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Quotes for your Graduating Class!

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Having the opportunity to work within a grade 8 class, I also shared the opportunity and experience in organizing the graduation ceremony and celebration. Along with my fellow colleague, Loriana, we put together some great ideas. Some of these ideas included picture frames, each with its unique quote for each one of our graduating students. […]

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Ban the Bottle!

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During these last few weeks before summer vacation, many of our students are chugging back on water in plastic bottles to stay hydrated…but do they understand the impact bottled water has on our environment?  Many schools and school boards are taking steps towards banning plastic water bottles and advocating the use of reusable water bottles […]

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