Joyceville PS Week Ahead
Cultivating Critical Thinking and Creativity in Responsive Learning Environments
It comes from Disney Pixar and is called "plussing". The idea is to build on and improve ideas without using judgemental language. Here's an example from a book by Peter Sims. An animator working on "Toy Story 3" shares her rough sketches and ideas to the director. Instead of criticizing the sketch and saying "no", the director will build on the starting point by saying something like, "I like Woody's eyes, and what if his eyes rolled left?"
Using words like "and" and "what if?" rather than "but" is a way to offer suggestions and allow the creative juices to flow without fear.
- Permission forms should be brought with you on your trip and then filed for the duration of the school year.
- Please keep track of which students pay for the field trip on a class list and submit this with the money you collected for the trip. Money should be counted - please fill out a deposit slip.
Wendy has all these forms available in the office.
Bully Awareness Week
It was great to see all the lessons and activities last week related to bully awareness, online safety, and kindness/empathy. Now we need to keep the momentum going by working with students to put what they know into action!
Here's a a link to a storify of our school tweets from last week if you want to share with students. And please note the special kindness tweet from one of our Grades 8 below!!!
Monday, November 23, Day 2
Tuesday, November 24, Day 3
- Boys Volleyball at Elginburg
Wednesday, November 25, Day 4
- Norman and Palmer to Litle Cat
- Girls Volleyball at Gelnburnie
Thursday, November 26, Day 5
- Boys volleyball vs Perth Rd at home
Friday, November 27, Day 1
- O365 Support with Joanne Borges - Jess, Jill B, Lesley, Jill N
December 1 Progress Reports due
December 3 Staff Meeting
December 4 Jingle Bell Walk
December 7-11 Hour of Code - stay tuned!
December 8 IEPs submitted for review
December 15 Progress Reports home
December 15-17 Gift Room
December 16 Christmas Lunch
December 17 Christmas Play
As you update IEPs for your students for Term 1, please remember that Spi is available for consultation and assistance. As well, please let me know if there is any way I can assist you with the completion of Term 1 IEPs. Also, please remember that for students with modified expectations in a subject, progress indicated on the Progress Report is based on progress towards meeting expectations as outlined in the Term 1 IEP.