• The Tinker Tray Way

    During October’s Non-Instructional Day, Kindergarten and Grade 1 teachers at Bert Ambrose collaborated with Speech-Language Pathologist, Michelle Hofstrand, to explore the use of tinker trays in the classroom. Olivia (age 5) and Breckin (age 3) demonstrated different ways to play with the items.  Tinker Trays, or loose parts, are a great way to promote language development, vocabulary […]

  • Planning for Diversity: Planning with the End in Mind

    This session was held on the Oct. 20th NID, facilitated by Cindy McGarroch, Diane Barclay, and Laurie Petrucci. Laurie, Diane and I had an amazing day with a great group of teachers.​  So much collaboration!  We covered a lot of material and had some laughs a long the way!  Please visit the following link;  http://www.prn.bc.ca/literacy ​ to […]

  • The Incredible Five Point Scale

    Different things bother different people so it is important for everybody to know what is hard or stressful for them! One way to think about stress is to make a “five stressors” list. 1.     Things that don’t bother you. 2.    Things that sometimes bother you. 3.    Things that can make you nervous. 4.    Things that can make you mad. […]

  • PWIM: Picture Word Induction Model

    Planning and getting excited for the upcoming Picture Word Inductive Model or PWIM session for January 27, 2017. PWIM is a strategy that can offer an entry point to every student.  Here are some of the examples of the PWIM strategy being used in our district shared from staff at Robert Ogilvie Elementary School.  For […]

  • STADD BC Presentation, January 10th

    Debra Burns and Dana Long from STADD BC visited SD60 on January 10th to present to community members in Fort St. John, Taylor, and Hudson Hope.  http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/services-for-people-with-disabilities/transition-planning-for-youth-young-adults STADD BC provides support with transitioning youth into adulthood.  STADD– Services to Adults with Developmental Disabilities, a program with the BC Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation. Their mandate […]