Saturday, 12 December 2009

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Allie's Angles - Allie chante les angles

Is the anything that get's you grinning like math in a song? Great inspirational work Allie and Dad. Keep the creativity flowing! Sorry, the movie did not convert very well.

A new angle on Macho Man. Que dire de ça?

How do you like your Pizza? Une obtus all-dressed!

All About Plants - Les Plantes

All About Plants
Pour notre module de science au mois d'avril.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Bitstrips - les histoires continuent. Stories in a box!

Finalement, j'ai pu voir vos bitstrips! Ils sont superbes!
Continuez d'explorer ces belles histoires dramatiques!
Attention à l'emplacement des textes. On lis de gauche à droite, du haut en bas.
Great compact stories!
Mind the reading of the comic: from left to right, top - down. Perhaps have someone revise spelling, too.

Teachers as Technology Trailblazers: Create Your Own Picture Book

Teachers as Technology Trailblazers: Create Your Own Picture Book

Like bitstrips, but even simpler! WOW! Crée des histoires simples en 10 minutes!!!

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Haley explore l'algèbre - Algebra Movie

C'est avec un telephone cellulaire et beaucoup d'enthusiasme que Haley a pratiqué ses opérations réciproques.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Google Earth et Skype dans la classe

Hier on a utilise Google Earth et Skype pour notre lecon de d'etudes sociales. Ecris-moi ce que tu penses de ca! Est-ce bon d?utiliser des outils sur l'internet pour apprendre? Pourquoi? Est ce que tu en utilises a la maison? Lesquelles?

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Education Innovation: New Classroom Rules

Education Innovation: New Classroom Rules
1.Come to school every day, unless you would rather just go on line.

2. Come to class on time, or log into your online class anytime day or night, whenever it is most convenient to you.

3. Leave your seat only when necessary, which should be often to go collaborate with others or demonstrate something to the class.


Monday, 9 November 2009

Sunday, 8 November 2009

How do we prepare students for the future?

How do we prepare students for the future?

Très intérssant et lucide.

Constructivist Design Conference

Constructivist Design Conference

Les élèves construisent leurs connaissances en employant des méthodes sociales qui porte sur la reflection, l'analyse et la creation.

Google Wave vs Twitter at conferences | FreshNetworks Blog

Google Wave vs Twitter at conferences FreshNetworks Blog

La participation dans les conférences et dans les classes vont changer radicalement.

50 Awesome Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom | Teaching

50 Awesome Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom Teaching
J'ai une petite surprise en préparation pour vous ... à ce mercredi!

Educational Networking

Internet 2.0
Comment les technologies changent: les implications pour l'education, les relations et la créativité.

Tom Whitby Explains Twitter and the PLN - Classroom 2.0

Tom Whitby Explains Twitter and the PLN - Classroom 2.0

Pourquoi j'ai un réseau professionel sur Twitter - très bien expliqué.

PIZZAZ! Creative Writing and Storytelling Ideas

PIZZAZ! Creative Writing and Storytelling Ideas

WOW! Il faut lire ça!

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Tutorat Comic Life

Bon, bon, bon.

J'ai des bonnes nouvelles...ça va beaucoup mieux.

Ici un tutorat pour les fonction avancées sur Comic Life.

ARRRR! IL NE VEUT PAS TÉLÉCHARGER! Je vous le montre demain.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Colin goes mining

Étudie les sols et devient chef d'une compagnie minière MotherLoad. Merci Colin!

Colin is inviting you to study soils and end up own a mining company. Try to find the MotherLoad .

Friday, 30 October 2009

Conference a Toronto!!!

Bon, je n'ai pas menti!
Je suis a Toronto! (et je ne porte pas attention au présentateur...oooopppss!)

Friday, 23 October 2009

Let your fingers dance - Laisse dancer tes doigts

Special activities motivate students and teachers Voici ce qui nous inspire ces jours la.

John et Brayden défont un stéreo pendant que Julia et Sarah explorent les figures géométriques.

Guests from Art Beat shared their passion for singing, story telling and community.

Haley interprète sa chanson préférée de l'après-midi.

Kisang aime-bien ce qu'il entend.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Curriculum Evening - Wednesday October 14th

REMINDER: Grade 3's will meet in the library for 2 presentations: 6:30 and 7:00. Mrs Chow will present at 6:50 on behalf of herself and Mrs V. Kids optional - consider getting a babysitter and make an evening of it!

Monday, 5 October 2009

Part time leave - Congé temps partiel

After long discussions with my family, class and school community, I have decided to teach 4 days per week this year.

But have no fear…Mme Rochon will be here!

She is an esteemed colleague who loves teaching and is a seasoned Woodroffe veteran.

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Create your own comics - Explore les BD's!

Amuse-toi en composant des bandes dessinees avec BITSTRIPS

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Body Math - Opérations sur l'herbe

The math period ended with a little Body Math production of reciprocal operations...for those who had finished their work.

Les élèves qui ont bien terminés leurs travaux nous ont préparé une petite pièce intitulée 'Opérations sur l'herbe'. (D'après 'Déjeuner sur l'herbe' de Claude Monet ou Édouard Manet)

Monday, 14 September 2009

Digital Natives - Grandir dans un monde digital

Do today`s students really learn differently from those of previous generations? Pouvons-nous enseigner aux jeunes d'aujourd'hui avec les méthodes qu'autrefois?

Watch this VIDEO. Écoute ce vidéo.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Lave tes mains! - Wash Your Hands!

Voici une petite chançon pour nous encourager à rester en santé cette année.

Stay healthy this school year - sing along and wash your hands!

Friday, 14 August 2009

Workshop on Theatre in ESL Instruction

Here are some clips of a workshop on theatre in ESL instruction I offered to visiting Korean teachers.

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Monday, 22 June 2009

Independent projects - Projets indépendents

Earthquake! Les tremblements de terre.

Boys Blog on Greek Gods

Four boys decided to develop a BLOG on Greek Gods. Visit and leave a comment!

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Woodroffe's Got Talent 2009

Parents shared this great montage of out Talent Show.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Mosaic tiles

Voici nos mosaiques. Elles sont déjà rendues dans les jardins!

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Making Space for Creativity - Créativité SVP!

Can creativity be at the center of all activities at school? Est-possible que la créativité soit au coeur de nos activitées éducatives?

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

21st Century Skills

Should learning move beyond a focus on basic competency in core subjects?

How important are the skills below in your workplace?
  • Learning and Innovation Skills
  • Information, Media and Technology Skills
  • Life and Career Skills
  • 21ST Century Support Systems

Read more here and answer the survey to the right or offer a comment. Thanks.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

The Peregrine Falcon - Le Faucon Pèlerin

Folks from the Canadian Peregrine Foundation offered us a very informative presentation on one of Ontario's endangered species - the Peregrine Falcon. We learned of conservation issues including:
  • bioaccumulation of chemicals (esp. DDT)

  • lack of suitable nesting sites

  • conservation laws

  • the effects of low peregrine populations

See the Peregrines nested here in Ottawa atop the Crown Plaza.

Friday, 8 May 2009

Cold Weather Choir and More - La chorale améliorée

The Cold Weather Choir, Guitar Ensemble and Flute club presented their works to end Education Week at Woodroffe Ave. La chorale, le club de guitare et l'ensemble de flûte ont présenté ceci pour boucler la Semaine de l'Education.

Autoportrait - Self-portraits

Parents Sharing Reading - La lecture en famille

Visiting reader, Mrs. Angel, shared Lewis' favorite story today.
La mère à Lewis nous a partagé un livre qu'ils tiennent à coeur.

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Home sick? - Malade?

Courtney and her sister were home sick with a stomach bug the other day. Poor girls. Bored they prepared a few special Music Monday puppet shows. PS Mom was on camera!

Pauvre Courtney était absente avec un mal de ventre. Avec sa soeur, également malage, elle a préparé ces spectacles inspirés par Tu dois chanter.

Tu dois chanter - You gotta sing

Here are the some of the much promiced MUSIC VIDEOS - all student made. PROBLEMS - others posted soon

Voici les certains VIDÉOS de MUSIQUE - comme promis. Pas mal comme devoir, non?

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Home / School Connections

Folks at November Learning are looking for fine examples of home / school connections. Here are some I appreciated this year:

Swine Flu - La grippe porcine

Public Health Canada - Sante Publique Canada

Monday, 27 April 2009

Tu dois chanter - You Have to Sing

Here's a little montage to help prepare student for the music videos they are making.

Voici un petit montage de la chanson que Tu dois chanter. Bientôt des vidéos de musique pour accompagner la chanson.

Monday, 20 April 2009

Student Wellness - Conflict Resolution Skills as the Foundation for Collaboration

Eight-year-olds enjoy sharing their viewpoints on a variety of topics. They have a clearly-developed sense of self-worth and may express frustration in response to activities that they perceive as areas of personal weakness. Eight-year-olds begin to understand the concept of masking emotions and can vary their use of coping strategies to deal with challenging situations. In peer interactions, they may start to engage in leadership, goal-setting, elaborate fantasy play and an assortment of interactive games. Eight-year-olds still rely on adults for a sense of security, but are proud of their independence and will want to express it. Under emotionally-stressful circumstances, they will seek adults in less direct ways but still need contact.

Effective conflict resolution is built upon strong communication skills. Encouraging children to describe and discuss their feelings helps them to establish a sense of control over those powerful emotions that, at times, threaten to overwhelm. These types of discussions can serve as a productive outlet for these kind of feelings.

What is conflict resolution?
Sometimes we all get pretty angry.
We may feel that something is unfair, something has been taken or broken that we value, someone is being mean, we're not getting a fair share, etc.
So what do we do?
Well, we could throw a huge tantrum, get really upset, be mean to everybody etc.
Would any of these things solve the problem? I don't think so!
Well, what could you do?
Conflict Resolution Try to sort things out so that everyone gets a fair go and something of what they want.
There are 4 things that you need to do.
1 Understand
2 Avoid making things worse
3 Work together
4 Find the solution

From PBS Parents, AllSands, and Kids Health

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Challenge Based Learning

I am very excited! A teacher in my Professional Learning Comminity has blogged on Challenge Based Learning I could not be happier to see that initiatives these are weaving their way in to discussion on best practices in education today. Engaging the Whole Child, a GREAT collection of articles was also part of my weekend delight. WORDLE

Friday, 17 April 2009

Testing Vehicles

On construit des véhicules et les essaient sur une rampe. COOL.

Building and testing out vehicles this Friday afternoon.

Monday, 13 April 2009

Matt produces his movie! Matt produit son film! - Movie to be added soon

From Matt`s Mother:
Matt and I saw the information on the blog (Friday or Saturday). Thanks very much for doing that. We enjoyed your voiceover while the video showed the breakfast scene (Matt especially).
Matt’s short movie was shot on Sunday. The whole family had a lot of fun doing it (a LOT OF FUN). I was truly impressed with Matt’s motivation and focus. I originally thought that Calvin would have to help him with MovieMaker, but Matt definitely proved me wrong about that.

While Calvin and I were preparing supper on Sunday, Matt decided that he would edit the movie. He found the program quite easy to use. So, the film is exactly how Matt wanted it. And, his family is extremely proud of the outcome.

Matt burned a CD for you and will bring it to school on Tuesday.

Thanks for all help on this project. I foresee more movies in our future, from our young Steven Speilberg.

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Matt has me working after hours! Matt me force à enseigner le soir!

Matt is preparing us a movie. He wants to create a freeze but is not sure how. Since he asked at 4pm before Easter weekend, I created a short screencast with Jing to show him how.

Matt nous prépare une surprise, mais il a besoin d'un peu d'aide. Comme il n'a pas écouté en classe, je lui ai fait un petit vidéo sur `comment créer un video`. J'espère quì'il lui servira bien.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Raven Stole the Sun

Aujourd'hui, on a vue une présentation théâtrale de la compagnie Red Sky website. Ils sont de vrais professionnels! Ils nous ont amené sur un voyage magique et merveilleux avec leur interprétation d'une légende Autochtone.

C'était très intéressant de remarquer les ressemblances entre nos méthodes de travail -les statues qui se transforment en action- et le déroulement de chaque scène de cette pièce.


Monday, 6 April 2009

May the forces be with you. Que les forces soient avec vous!

Here is Claire doing her homework. CAREFUL! Forces are not balanced and it`s about to take off! Can she control the friction?

Voici Claire qui fait ses devoirs. Elle a crée une fusée! ATTENTION! Les forces ne sont pas en équilibre et elle va décoller (la fusée!)! Comment peut-elle faire voler sa fusée plus loin et plus vite? Comment peut-elle réduire la friction?

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Science and Technology Museum - Muséedes Sciences et Technologies

On a passé une excellente journée au musée et je suis bien fier de mes élèves. Ils ont non seulement amené leurs connaissances des structures et des forces, mais comme en classe, ils on bien travaillé ensemble en parlant Français.

We had a great day at the museum. I`m quite proud of the way our class applied their knowledge of structures and forces during our workshops and how they continue to work well together all while speaking French.

Tuesday, 31 March 2009


Voici des examples des premières lettres qu'on a écrit en cursif avec des plumes, les membres de notre classe lisant aux élèves du Jardin et les photos utilisées dans nos BDs.

Here are samples of the first letters we wrote in cursive using fountain pens, our class as reading buddies with the JKs and the pictures used in our graphic novels.

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Persuader avec COMIC LIFE - Persuading with COMIC LIFE

We decided to use our persuasive writing skills to debate whether it is better to be young or older. After having organized our arguments, we produced them as COMICS using Comic Life! Here are some of the results. NOTE; some are still ‘works in progress’.

Suite au débat spontané sur la question,’C’est mieux d’être grand ?’, on a décidé d’utiliser nos habilités de persuasion pour développer nos arguments et débattre la question. Ensuite, on a donné de la vie à ces idées en les produisant en BANDES DESSINÉES avec Comic Life. Voici les résultats !