Archive forJanuary, 2012

Last year, the staff and PAC brought in a program that focused on social responsibility, respectful conflict resolution, making amends, and understanding how our choices affect others. The program is called Stand By Me, and it was presented to Kindergarten to grade 7 students last year. I was not at Cleveland last year, but I […]

There are often a number of great and interesting articles that come my way via Twitter. I would like to share a few. On Spending Time with Children – Face to Face Talks – “Too much screen time can be detrimental to girls 8 to 12 years old, but there is a surprisingly straightforward alternative […]

Math Manipulatives

January 24, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Today I had the opportunity to visit many classes who were making use of math manipulatives.  We use math manipulatives to help students better understand math concepts and to explore mathematical ideas. Some of the math manipulatives we use at Cleveland include base-ten blocks, 3D shapes, pattern blocks, tangram puzzles, dominoes, pentominoes, geoboard dot paper, […]

Gung Hay Fat Choy

January 23, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Today many students and classes celebrated Chinese New Year. We have many wonderful dragons and lanterns in our front hallway, as well as other work from students displayed throughout the school. We look forward to what the Year of the Dragon will bring. My blog has been a bit quiet lately. Things have been rather […]

This week at school, we have had a bit of snow. You may have noticed. Not too much, but just enough to have a bit of fun. Our student bloggers liked it so much that they wanted to go play outside rather than write a blog. Students had fun and were smiling throughout the lunch […]

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