Primary Portfolios and Student Reflection on Learning
Our purpose was to use the Virtual Learning Environment/Brightspace Portfolio to make learning visible and to encourage student self-reflection. This tool was also used for parent communication (e.g. calendar, videos, photos, home activities, etc.).
Keyword(s):brightspace, portfolio, school-home communication, student reflection, vle
Grenoble FDK Environmental Inquiry Project
This FDK STEM project explores environmental inquiry by questioning the needs of living things to create an outdoor sustainable garden, observe the stages of the life cycle of butterflies and launch butterflies into an innovative butterfly garden.
Guided Mathematics in the Primary Grades (K-3)
This project explores guided math as a framework for math instruction. A numeracy continuum of key ideas was created with next steps to support targeted guided math instruction. Tasks were created to support independent learners during guided math.
Keyword(s):continuum, guided, independent tasks, key ideas, next steps
Kindie/Grade 1 – Assessment, Tracking and Reporting
Kindergarten teachers worked together with the Grade 1 teachers to explore the idea of setting up their classroom layouts (The Third Teacher) to enhance learning and also by setting up digital portfolios.
Keyword(s):assessment, digital porfolios, four frames, kindergarten, tracking
Learning Beyond the Brick Walls
This project was undertaken to explore nature and to increase our knowledge and use of the outdoors and our local conservation area with our FDK program. We wanted to implement changes to the physical space and gather outdoor teaching resources.
Keyword(s):forest, kindergarten, learning, nature, outdoor