Category Archives: Grades 3 – 6

Upcoming Parenting Workshops

Join the Lower School Counsellors for a 4-week series on Positive Parenting (Positive Discipline). Sessions will cover the following topics: November 23 A New Look at Misbehavior and The Mistaken Goals of Misbehavior November 30 Logical Consequences, Punishment, Natural Consequences, … Continue reading

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Counseling Workshops

Upcoming Parenting Workshops 1.Monday, September 21 8:15- 9:15am in the LLAC Lobby Positive Discipline (Positive Parenting) #2 for all Lower School Parents and/ or people involved in raising your child (this includes helpers. In this workshop we will review last … Continue reading

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Digital Identity

This week I joined the grade 6 students as they explored their use of the Internet and how their online behaviour is related to their own online identity. The focus of the lesson was to begin formulating a plan of action for; … Continue reading

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Big Brothers / Big Sister’s Peer Mentoring at CDNIS

The Big Brother / Big Sister program matches G11 & 12 students with students G3 – 6 in a one-on-one relationships to provide guidance. Through this special relationship, peer mentors provide advice and support and serve as role models for … Continue reading

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New Student Pizza Lunch

What’s a great way to make friends? By breaking bread together and sharing stories… or in this case- PIZZA! All new students in grades 1 – 6 are warmly invited to join Lolita Schmalenberg and Michele Moskowitz for the New … Continue reading

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Moving on Up!

Transitions can bring both feelings of excitement and trepidation for a student but when that transition is a move to the next division in the school these feelings are often shared by both parents and child. With this in mind … Continue reading

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Save the Date for Michael Thompson at CDNIS

March 17 and March 18 Michael Thompson, Ph.D. is a consultant, author and psychologist specializing in children and families. He is the supervising psychologist for the Belmont Hill School and has worked in more than 500 schools as well as … Continue reading

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For families going through a separation or divorce

Divorce has a significant and lasting effect on a family and most specifically on a child. Yet, statistically speaking, the rate of marriages that end in divorce in most western nations is 40% and climbing. Of those marriages, almost 50% … Continue reading

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The Size of a Problem

This week in grade 3 we’ve been inquiring into problems and how to solve them based on the ‘size of the problem’. We also discussed expected reactions to problem situations based on the scale of the problem. Did you know … Continue reading

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Welcome Back

Here we go… The excitement of a new school year, new classrooms, new teachers, new clothes, new friends, the expectation of a wonderful year… I often talk about the correlation to parental involvement and student success. It’s no secret; your … Continue reading

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