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Monday, May 15th, 2017

Tiny Living of Learning

Space Based Teaching

By Cale Stanage
Grade 2/3

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Monday, May 1st, 2017

The Dormick Park Podcast Show

A parent recently posted this comment on our school’s Facebook page: “When I was in school, my first computer experience was a wooden box placed over my hands so I couldn't see the keyboard, now ki

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Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Make Learning to Read Fun!

How do we help students learn to read? One of the ways is to make it fun!

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

#tuneytuesday at Dormick Park

From a simple song that helps Kindergarten students learn their letter sounds, to a school-wide performance sung in an assembly, music is heard in classrooms throughout Dormick Park Elementary ever

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Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Parent Teacher Conferences, A Door to Deeper Understanding

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Last week was a beehive of activity across the district with parent teacher conferences, in preparation for our

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Monday, November 6th, 2017

Lest We Forget

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I recently came across the letter below that was written by Captain Charles May of the British Infantry to his wife on the eve of one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War: The Somme offe

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Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

In Memoriam

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

It was this time last year that life in our district seemed to stand still, as we tried to come to grips with the unthinkable tragedy that occurred at Abby Senior.

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Moving from Topics to Concepts

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I visited Alexander Elementary recently, and was impressed to see learning targets on the board in every classroom I visited. It was obviously a collective attempt on the part of the staff to be cl

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Thursday, October 5th, 2017

If Not Us, Then Who?

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I had the pleasure of attending our Orange Shirt Day ceremony last week at Mill Lake.

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Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

What, No Homework?!

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I am going to state right of the bat, that some of the positions I take below may not sit well with everyone. Homework seems to be one of those things about which everyone has an opinion, in part b

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