“Don’t just consume things, create things” – Hour of Code 2014

I am writing this post a little late, but decided it was worth sharing my experience with the Hour of Code in December. The Hour of Code officially took place during the week of December 8th – 12th. The entire purpose behind the Hour of Code was to introduce kids to computer programming and address some of the stereotypes associated with computer programming. When I initially told my students we would be participating in this project, there were a lot […]

Back in the Swing of Things!

It’s great to be back after the Christmas break! It’s nice to return to our classroom routines and continue our learning where we left off. It’s amazing to see how quickly the Grade 3’s got back into the routine Daily 5. We tried to beat our stamina wi…

Back in the Swing of Things!

It’s great to be back after the Christmas break! It’s nice to return to our classroom routines and continue our learning where we left off. It’s amazing to see how quickly the Grade 3’s got back into the routine Daily 5. We tried to beat our stamina wi…

Genius Year

When I tried Genius Hour late last year, it literally changed my teaching life. Read about that story here. I was so amazed at the engagement, in depth learning, expertise and presentations from the 6 and 7 year olds in my classroom. I knew that I had to re-think how I was teaching so that I […]