Nov 12, 2018

NEW PARTNERS, OLD FRIENDS

By |2018-11-13T07:38:06+00:00November 12, 2018|Elementary, Relationships|

Large crowds of protesters, police barricades and masked men with guns roaming streets. A house burned down killing those inside including a five-month old baby, arrests and disappearances and police road checks examining phones for any evidence of anti-government postings. Over 500 dead and 350,000 people out of work. Unfortunately, these kinds of reports are [...]

Oct 8, 2018

READ ANYTHING GOOD LATELY?

By |2018-10-15T10:38:40+00:00October 8, 2018|Elementary|

BY LINDA GROOT, ELEMENTARY TEACHER LIBRARIAN I like to regularly highlight new titles with my library classes to help create student interest in reading. Sometimes, this can lead to interesting conversations with students: Student: “Hi, Mrs. Groot, I’m looking for a book you showed us last week.” Me (excited): “Sure! What’s it called?” Student: “I [...]

Sep 10, 2018

A HERO’S LEGACY

By |2018-09-17T15:56:56+00:00September 10, 2018|Character, Elementary|

12 000 kms in 30 days. Seeing pandas and penguins at the Calgary Zoo (the penguins were much more interesting), stopping at the geographical center of North America (unplanned) and the longitudinal center of Canada (planned), kayaking and tubing down lazy rivers in North Michigan, getting much closer to the foot of Niagara Falls than [...]

May 7, 2018

FROM ONE HUT TO ANOTHER

By |2018-05-15T11:21:07+00:00May 7, 2018|21st Century Learning, Elementary|

BY WENDY ENNS, LEARNING SUPPORT SERVICES COORDINATOR What on earth could I possibly offer teachers from a rural village in Ethiopia? In November 2016, I had an incredible opportunity to travel with Run for Water to see a village that ACS Elementary raised money for clean water and a school. I was asked if I [...]

Apr 9, 2018

STAR WARS AND MOTHERHOOD

By |2018-04-17T01:57:39+00:00April 9, 2018|Elementary, Parenting|

“Puh-lease?!?!?” came the persistent begging, once again, from my Star Wars crazed son. He had only asked EVERY DAY to battle me—light-saber style, which is really not my style at all! Always after dinner. Always just as my hands were getting sudsy, cleaning the mess from the last half hour. It was always then that [...]

Feb 13, 2018

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX

By |2018-02-13T07:51:14+00:00February 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 [...]

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