We Made it Happen!

by Donald MacPherson on April 26, 2013

What a week! I find myself writing and/or saying that a lot this year. The Exhibition turned out to be an amazing school event. Parents, teachers and students from our school community showed up to the library and LLAC to support, challenge and question our fantastic Grade 6 students. There was as great deal of […]


The Excitement Builds …

by Donald MacPherson on April 19, 2013

Organized Madness! Structured Chaos! Buzz! Excitement! I’m sure if you witnessed the 6th Grade hallway this week you’d have some type of similar phrase to describe our final frantic preparations for our Exhibition next week. The last time I saw these kids so excited they were preparing to dance and sing on stage with the […]


Effective Displays

by Donald MacPherson on April 15, 2013


PYP Exhibition

by Donald MacPherson on April 15, 2013

The Exhibition is fast approaching. Please find the invitation here.


Collapsing the Schedule and Getting Sporty

by Donald MacPherson on April 12, 2013

Our collapsed schedule started this week. What this means is that all specialist classes are suspended until the end of next week. Throughout the day, students spend virtually all their time with their groups. They are meeting mentors, researching and analyzing data, setting short-term goals, discussing findings and attempting to draw some conclusions to prove […]


Springing into Reading while Marching into Math!

by Donald MacPherson on March 1, 2013

Are we into March already? As there is never a dull moment at CDNIS, it sometimes feels like being in a time machine! We started the week on Monday with a grade-level meeting in the library to discuss Exhibition Guidelines and we started unpacking our five central ideas. You can find a slideshow of our […]


The Heart of the Matter

by Donald MacPherson on February 25, 2013

Today Mrs. Doolette-Cox shared some important points about the Exhibition with the Grade 6s. Here is the Prezi she used for her presentation. A parent presentation is forthcoming. Watch this space. Credit: Sonya Wild

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Transdisciplinary Themes, Central Ideas and the Exhibition

by Donald MacPherson on January 18, 2013

Wow, what a week! We investigated the transdisciplinary theme, “Where We Are in Place and Time” and the PYP concepts thoroughly. We explored the criteria of good central ideas and today 6C wrote many of their own. It’s a very challenging process but everyone demonstrated resilience and worked wonderfully together. Next week all grade 6 […]


Homework Adjustments for the Exhibition

by Donald MacPherson on January 14, 2013

As we begin our preparations for the Exhibition, in which we will be inquiring into the transdisciplinary theme, Where We Are in Place and Time, students will need to work independently on additional tasks. Beginning this week, students are expected to complete a Newsflash that is due each Friday. Four or five students will be […]


Bring on 2013!

by Donald MacPherson on January 11, 2013

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas holiday. We had some sleepy heads on Monday, not used to the early mornings. I was one of them.  🙂 We kicked off 2013 in 6C by tuning into the transdisciplinary theme that we will be investigating for our PYP Exhibition: Where We Are […]


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