What incredible learning is taking place everyday at SLPS! The following are examples of what learning looks like, sounds like and feels like for our primary, junior and intermediate students that I have the privilege of witnessing through my instructional walk-throughs. I am sharing photos I have taken in classrooms and will annotate each to identify the nature of the photo and how is shows the ways we are supporting student learning (whether in support of student voice, critical thinking, feedback etc.)
Mme Nadia Towaij, Principal
Extending our Learning on the Walls:
Classroom walls provide a great opportunity to extend the learning for our students. Having student generated anchor charts, success criteria and exemplars all support students in “knowing” what quality work looks like.
Perceptual data from students (how they see themselves as reading/ writers/ mathematicians) and attitudinal surveys are key to reflect “student voice”.
“Where do you like to read?”/ “Tell me about a good experience you have had while reading?”- Great ways to promote the love of life-long reading!
Students engaged in thinking about patterns!
Student engagement reflected in key questions to provoke thinking. Student responses reflecting informed thinking (justifications for their opinions)
Student reps. from every homeroom (grades 1-8) engaged in determining their joint “reves et espoirs” (hopes and dreams) for the future. This data will be shared as part of the SLP (School Learning Plan)
Junior and Primary students working with their “Writing” buddy..supporting students with “l’ecriture en francais”
Junior and Primary learners focussing on quality tasks to promote “la langue francais”
Intermediate student leaders running cooperative games at morning recess for primary students.
Students excited and moving towards the media screen (focusing on French music!)
More collaborative games led by the intermediates in the am recess for our primary students
Example of student generated thinking (in slips of coloured paper) and what they are noticing and wondering about the data displayed.
Student generated thinking re. what I know already re curricular topic , what I want to know and what I have learned.
This is one of many examples of how students are supported in being successful and how student voice is key to learning…
Using math manipulatives to make meaning of concepts..
Students showing their thinking through images! (and they had math manipulatives on their desks to support their learning)
A very very muddy day of running earlier this year! Students were covered in mud but had a great day!
parents engaged in creating our hopes and dreams for our students as part of our School Learning Plan
All the way to the final game!! Bravo les garcons! and thank you Ms Pirri!
These photos took place on Nov 28. All grade 6 and grade 7 classes met with Mme Towaij and Mr Harris (Principal of Earl of March). They received an update on the new addition, heard all about the great facilities, had an opportunity to ask questions and ALL students generate thinking regarding what they are most excited about (re Earl of march) and what their questions and wonderings are.