Have you been reading the Google Guardian e-mails? Each week or each day, depending on what you signed up for, you will be seeing the stream of announcements and activities from the Google Classroom. This is designed to act as a sentence starter at home. If you want more information about the items you are seeing, ask the student in your home to log in to their account and show you the classroom post. From here they can show you the documents they have created for the activities by clicking on the links inside Classroom.
Do you BLOG?
I use Twitter frequently and even if you don't have an account you can follow along off to the right of this homepage. If you have an account and want to subscribe you can follow our journey @colquhounk_hdsb.
I can't claim to be an expert at blogging, but I do try. I have included a little blurb about the first month of school. Hoping to help with time management by having you involved in what is happening. Check out web updates, Tweets and blog posts.
Welcome - Let's play a game ....
My name is Kristen Colquhoun. I have been teaching for 13 years and most of those have been in special education. I have 2 kids and 2 step kids. My partner and I play drums in a competitive pipe band and spend our summers touring around Ontario to play in competitions.
While you may think all teachers spend their summers off, I was working through more of my Masters of Education courses. I spent the summer at home with the kids doing day trips to the zoo, Canada's Wonderland and anywhere the van would take us. We also went across Canada as a family to British Columbia and back.
I didn't get out much with my motorcycle this year because the kids are too little to be passengers just yet, but we went out whenever we could.
Along with teaching Grade 8 Language, this year I will be working on transforming the library space into a library learning commons to align with the skills and type of space required for success in the 21st-century. There is a lot of work to be done and any help would be appreciated.
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