The following resources were discussed or presented during SHARE 2017.
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Interactive Notebooks – Sarah Blair
Teachers Pay Teachers seller with a variety of Canadian (Manitoba specific) social studies and science interactive notebooks, as well as a health and safety interactive notebook.
Grammar Interactive Notebook by Education to the Core. Easily differentiated for a variety of grade levels and learning styles.
Alphabet Interactive Notebook for Kindergarten. Lowercase version also available!
A Year of Writing with Quick Texts and Mentortexts – Elma Maendel and Catherine Wurtz
Mentor Texts document coming soon!
Please check out our collaborative Google Doc at Mentor Texts to view our current list, and to add any mentor texts you have found helpful in your own classroom!
Design Projects: Popsicle Bridges and More – Victor Kleinsasser
Show and Tell
Presented by Karen Maendel
A treasure of music resources all readily accessible online. A one month free subscription is currently available!
During our “Mind Hive” session, attendees had the opportunity to submit questions. Our moderator, Karen, then presented the questions to the group and resources were shared and discussed. The questions, along with any resources discussed during the ensuing discussion, are listed here.
Could we collaborate and create a list of mentor texts?
HEM now has a Google Doc available listing some of the best mentor texts. The doc is editable, so feel free to list any resources you found useful in your classroom!
How do we encourage the proper use of “English” vs. Hutterish in our students?
- Model good grammar
- Provide public speaking/presentation opportunities
- Give younger students chances to share a story with their class (e.g. respectful behavior they have witnessed).
- Repeat student feedback in English.
- Teach the language
Do you have any Mental Math strategies/resources?
- Encourage students to write word problems or math problems given specific criteria (e.g. powers, square roots). Make students the teachers.
- Greg Tang Math
A revolutionary, online math program comprising games, animated books and downloadable materials.
- Math XL
MathXL® for School is the essential online addition to any core curriculum that provides personalized instruction and practice for middle and high school students of all levels. Tied directly to more than 300 Pearson mathematics and statistics texts, teachers can easily create, edit, and assign homework and tests.
Targeted and adaptive curriculum content, structured and interactive support, with engaging gaming and rewards – all aligned provincial math curricula outcomes and expectations.
- Khan Academy
Free course in a variety of subjects.
- Mashup Math
MashUp Math is a creative solution to reviving students’ passion and interest for learning mathematics.
- 3 Act Math
Storytelling gives us a framework for certain mathematical tasks that is both prescriptive enough to be useful and flexible enough to be usable. Many stories divide into three acts, each of which maps neatly onto these mathematical tasks.
Kahoot! is a game-based platform that makes math and ELA fun and engaging for the youngest learners.
How do you keep transition time between activities smooth and flowing?
- 2 minute warnings
- be predictable (have a consistent schedule)
- schedule on board
- give time to transition (i.e. “There is five minutes left in the class”).
- ensure clocks are coordinated
What are some good novel studies for middle school and high school?
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- The Thief
- Banner in the Sky
- The Bronze Bow
- The Hobbit
- Chronicles of Narnia
- Bridge to Terabithia
- Number the Stars
- The Giver
- The McIntyre Liar by David Bly (available at the HB Book Centre)
- The Star Girl
- Watson’s Go to Birmingham
- Boy in Striped Pyjamas
Round Table Discussions
How to Get Students Active with Sports Tournaments
- TeamShake app to help kids learn to play when outmatched or overwhelmed.
- Sports teaches core values like teamwork, patience, etc.
- Show up at coaching clinics.
- Book Recommendation: Spark
- Manitoba Museum
- Other Hutterite colonies
- Fossil Discovery Centre
- Lower Fort Garry
- Riel House
- National and Provincial Parks
- The Forks
- Westwood Ranch & Garden Centre (outside of Virden)
- Westman Reptile Gardens
How to Manage Internet and Electronics in Classrooms
- Set up individual accounts for students for Internet access.
- For Chromebooks, created specifically for schools.
Makerspaces…with a Purpose
- wooden cars and peg dolls (for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes)
- sewing mittens, etc. for less fortunate students
- Knitting looms (toques, scarves) for homeless
- Soup Kitchen
- Preparing meals, serving, dishes
- MCC Facility
- Making care packages and/or sponsoring a student or family
- Operation Christmas Child
- Shop with students using ESD grant.
- Singing at nursing homes/hospitals
- Christmas Bags
- Project LOVE
- Koats for Kids
- Callie’s Backpacks for Winnipeg’s Homeless