Earth Hour 2014

By , March 28, 2014 9:25 am

Watch as millions of people in more than 150 countries and 700 cities across 7 continents come together and use their power –  to protect the planet. Watch all the latest stories, videos and photos at


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Writing a Summary

By , March 20, 2014 2:48 pm

Students in our class have been learning how to write a summary using non-fiction text. Students first read a text, use a t- table to identify the main idea and formulate a gist statement.

Learning Goal: we will identify the main idea in a text, create a gist statement and write a summary. 

Success Criteria:

  • read text
  • complete t-table for main ideas and gist
  • share and collaborate with your elbow partner
  • Write a summary
  • post on the blog


Random Acts of Kindness

By , March 5, 2014 6:33 am

Kindness is all around us. Our society becomes a better place when people act kindly to each other. March 2-8 is Random Acts of Kindness week. What will you do to be kind and make a difference? Students in our class wrote about their thoughts and feelings about kindness.

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