Southview Public School

February 8th-February 12th

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Critical Teaching

Last week, a lot of the articles focused on critical thinking, collaboration and being creative. If we are instilling these skills in our students effectively, we know modelling of these skills should also be happening then too. What do we do to promote being creative, thinking critically and being collaborative? What are our next steps or one of these 3Cs that we wish to work on? The text, "Creating Thinking Classrooms" by Garfield Gini-Newman and Roland Case is a great read that speaks specifically of how we can instill the 3Cs into our classrooms. The latest edition of Educational Leadership is all about co-teaching and how we can co-teach most effectively. Please let us know if you'd like a copy of above the texts.
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Upcoming Events

Monday, February 15th- Family Day! :)

Tuesday, February 16th- First Aid @TPCS, Teacher Candidates (second round-4 weeks), Reports Due to Office, Friends for Life Program with Scott Nichol (Gr. 4- 9:30-10:15, Gr. 6 10:20-11:05)

Wednesday, February 17th - Vice principals' Meeting, H & PE Webinar (Bridgen's Room 3:30-4:30)

Thursday, February 18th-Grade 8 Parent Night @ NDSS (6:30), Right to Read Pre-Assessments (Peggy Edwards Gr. 3, Stephanie Kennedy Gr. 5)

Friday, February 19th- Pizza Day, Milk Shakes Day, Grade 5s to L&A Museum

Monday, February 22nd- Basketball games after school (boys @ SView, girls @ Bath), Friends for Life Program with Scott Nichol (Gr. 4- 9:30-10:15, Gr. 6 10:20-11:05)

Wednesday, February 24th- Sibling Portraits & Grad Portraits, EQAO touch-base with Mark Ryan, Family of Schools Meeting (Tiffany and Jenn @ NDSS 7:30-9:30 am)

Thursday, February 25th- Little Caesar's Pick Up (4-6pm Kindergarten Yard), SAC @ 6:30

Friday, February 26th- Winter Play Day, Swiss Chalet Day, Communication of Learning Projects (K teams in library with other schools-am)

Monday, February 29th- P.A. Day* (new P.A. Day added to school calendar)

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016- Reports Sent Home, Friends for Life Program (Gr. 4 Pizza Party)

Thursday, March 3rd - Staff Meeting, Basketball Tournaments

Friday, March 4th - Term 2 IEPs due

Monday, March 7th, 2016- Friends for Life Program (Gr. 6 Pizza Party)

Tuesday, March 8th - MADD Presentation for Gr. 7 & 8

Friday, March 11th- MARCH BREAK BEGINS! (@ 3: 35 or so ;)

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Thinking about Technology

The various articles listed below are about thinking in relation to technology. We are all at very different spots in our learning, and the importance of having a growth mindset with technology is huge. We likely will not keep up with our students/children. That's ok! What we need to be able to do is ask the right questions, to know the basics of a few programs, and to get the technology into the learner's hands (while teaching students about digital citizenship). We need to know and believe that technology is important to our students, yet that good teaching still frames everything we do in our classrooms. Hopefully a couple of the articles will meet a variety of the learning needs we have as adults!

Learning Together, Embracing Differences

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Week Ahead

Monday, February 8th (Day 1)

  • Bookfair starts (runs for the week)
  • Basketball games after school (boys)
  • Friends for Life Program with Scott Nichol (Gr. 4- 9:30-10:15, Gr. 6 10:20-11:05)


Tuesday, February 9th (Day 2)

  • First Aid @TPCS
  • Hendry & Dunleavy to Symphony (am)


Wednesday, February 10th (Day 3)

  • Staff Zumba
  • Basketball games @ TPCS (girls)
  • Mentor Meeting (Jenn away pm)


Thursday, February 11th (Day 4)

  • Staff Yoga (Library 4:00-5:00)
  • Music Trip to Seniors' Homes


Friday, February 12th (Day 5)

  • Tiffany @ Threat Assessment Training

  • Hot Dog Day
  • Mary Lambert Concert @ 2:15 (K-Grade 5 in the gym)-set up at 1:15 (gym closed)
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