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Concert season, Graduation Day, and year-end anxiety

CFIS Graduation 2018Spring concert season is upon us, and this week I had the pleasure of attending the grades 3-6 concert as well as our preschool performance. The “big kids” always impress me with their poise, focus, and skill with their instruments, and it was a true pleasure to see our tiniest students so clearly enjoying their own performance opportunity.

Sports Day, Innovation Day, and How to Raise A Human

 

While I love my job every single day, this has been an exceptionally fun week in our ECE and elementary divisions!

Special art projects, swim lessons, and early numeracy

On Wednesday morning, I was able to attend part of Mme Dorrance’s parent engagement session, on the topic of our school facilities. Although I am completing my ninth year at CFIS, it was fascinating to learn more details about the history of our school building and grounds, and exciting to explore possibilities for enhancements and expansion.

Learning & Innovation Day, and the role of the arts in a school community

On Monday, our professional development day was our annual CFIS Learning & Innovation Day: teachers from all grade levels shared their own expertise with their colleagues, allowing everyone to learn from one another. Our ECE teachers presented sessions on fine motor skills, literacy instruction, and early numeracy, which were attended by colleagues from many other grade levels and departments.

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