Feb 19, 2018

BEFORE THE CURTAIN CALL

By | 2018-02-19T09:38:48+00:00 February 19, 2018|21st Century Learning, Middle School|

Feathers floated through the air; strands of wig hair lay scattered on the ground. Kids were running around in circles practising a classmate’s fish swim move, and the one counter space left in my classroom had become an apparent make-up station.    My classroom resembled anything but a learning environment. “Mrs. Barthel, I can’t find [...]

Feb 13, 2018

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX

By | 2018-02-19T09:18:32+00:00 February 13, 2018|21st Century Learning, Elementary|

BY SHERRY DRADER, GRADE 4 TEACHER This past Christmas left me flabbergasted—the cardboard box STILL became the most sought after “toy” between my three kids! I’ve always been fascinated by the hours of enjoyment children get from a simple cardboard box, as the adult in me just wants to clean up the mess, flatten the [...]

Jan 29, 2018

WANNA SHAPE GOD’S WORLD WITH ME?

By | 2018-02-05T09:23:29+00:00 January 29, 2018|Custom-Fit Education, Secondary|

Just a few days before the Christmas break, I received a phone call from my friend Dave MacDonald. Dave and his wife, Danaya, have a very collaborative relationship with our school, even though their children don’t attend ACS, as they homeschool in order to volunteer in Guatemala. They have hosted several school events at their [...]

Jan 22, 2018

NEW TOOLS IN THE TOOL KIT

By | 2018-02-01T15:27:28+00:00 January 22, 2018|Custom-Fit Education, Middle School|

BY: KARL FRIESEN, MIDDLE SCHOOL EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT A large part of being an Educational Assistant (EA) is working towards small every day successes. For the past three years, I have worked with a student through grade 6, 7, and now in grade 8. Seeing students mature in the classroom is such a privilege. I just [...]

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