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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Reflecting on our learning

by Donald MacPherson on August 22, 2012

6C have have collaborated to create the following success criteria for writing effective reflections on our learning this year: Use the 5Ws: Who? What? Where? When? Why? Give reasons for our thoughts, beliefs, ideas Write our reflection using details Connect our learning to the attributes and attitudes Connect our learning to the central idea and […]


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