I have it. I have writer’s block.
I tried to write a blog a few times this week, but I keep having trouble finding something to write about.
I feel like one of my students who sit in class and have to write a journal.
“I don’t know what to write about!” the student may say to the teacher.
“Write about your day.” is the calmed, measured response.
“What can I say?”
To which a teacher may reply, “Just write whatever comes to mind.”
Ok. I’ll try that. Here is my blog.
World Series. Game 7. Looking forward to it. I want to see a good game from both teams.
NBA is back. The Spurs won yesterday. I’m happy. Steve Nash is out for the year. I’m sad.
Great to see so many parents in the school for parent/teacher conferences.
I think the crows would like more children to drop food at recess, but I am happy to see so many students using the garbage cans.
Traffic issues sometimes keeps me in school longer than I planned.
Some days it’s nice to have Advil in the desk.
Pogs create “interesting” learning experiences – I tweeted this earlier. Please follow us (@dwbeveridge, @leslie_mcguire & @ClevelandEcole).
Back to the World Series – I want the Giants to win.
Like these words on writing from Bob Dylan.
Sometimes I think I get a lot of emails, but then I realize many of you get more.
I met with the pizza petition kids. It was a great talk. I still have to follow up with the parents who organize food days.
We had a great staff collaboration session today. We discussed what is executive functioning and how to support our learners with executive functioning challenges.
I’m late. Game 7 has started. Bye.
We have a new group of student bloggers this year. Thanks to Sydney, Diba, Sarah, Cameron, and Oliver, we have restarted the Cleveland Elementary Blog.
These grade 7 students will be working with me to promote blogging from all students. We are developing plans to students from other grades in our blogging team.
For Cleveland students, if you have a blog idea, please feel free to email your principal or ask one of the five grade 7′s listed above. They are in divisions F01 or F02.
For Cleveland parents, please feel free to make suggestions about blogs. Our students would love ideas.
Our blog is one of the many ways we are trying connect with our Cleveland community. You can also check us out on Twitter – @ClevelandEcole, @dwbeveridge, @leslie_mcguire.
Have a great weekend.
Today we held our first emergency drill of the year. Even though this is Shakeout BC day, I decided we needed to have a fire drill instead.
All went well. Students demonstrated excellent behaviours, and all members of the school community were accounted for in record time. Well done Cleveland.
We will continue to have emergency drills throughout the year, and thanks to our Cleveland PAC, we have supplies available to help out in the event of a real emergency.
We’re prepared for fires and earthquakes. How about you at home?
Please remember to send your children to school with proper clothing. If it doesn’t come home, please remember to check our Lost and Found. There are a lot of lonely hoodies there.
I am in the middle of a very busy day. At the moment it feels a bit like the calm before the afternoon storm.
We started off the day in a frantic manner to get ready for the Terry Fox Assembly. The technology was acting up and we were being “helped” by a number of energetic grade 7 students. Eventually we got everything set up and we were ready for the whole school to come down to the gym.
It was a wonderful assembly. The students were an awesome audience, and our guest speaker, Darrell Fox, shared some stories and had everyone’s undivided attention. I will share more about about Darrel’s talk in a later post.
Our grade 7 speakers were wonderful as well. Thanks
This morning the North Shore Harvest Project picked up all the food donations that our generous community brought to the front hall. The volunteers from the Harvest Project were very thankful for all our donations. Well done Cleveland.
This afternoon we will be participating in our annual Terry Fox Run. The intermediate grades (grades 4 – 7) will be running 3.1 km, and the primary classes (grades 1-3) will be running 1.5 km. Our youngest students, those in Kindergarten, will be running around the lower field.
Pizza update #3 – I now have a meeting scheduled with the petitioners.