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Pretend play and development: The View from The First Floor

I am combining my messages from last week and this week, as Mme Camirand and I were away for several days attending a an International Baccalaureate conference with teachers from around the world. As you know, CFIS has begun the implementation of the IB Diploma Programme.

Visiting student teachers: Message from the Principal of Elementary

In October, I had the pleasure of hosting two cohorts of student teachers from the University of Calgary (U of C). The purpose of their week with us was to observe learning and teaching in our school. 

Moana inspired community: The view from the first floor with Mme Amy

 

CFIS band playing the Moana soundtrackThis week, we have hosted a group of 10 practicum students from the University of Calgary. Seeing our school through the eyes of new educators always provides a valuable reminder of how fortunate I am to have found a professional home at CFIS.

Deep play, deep learning: The view from the first floor with Mme Amy

On Tuesday evening, I attended our showing of Screenagers - a documentary about kids, social media, and smartphones - along with many of our Grade 5 and 6 students and their families.

Many of these students were in my class in kindergarten, and it so special to be with them as our pedagogical leadership team facilitated important discussions between parents and their children.

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