Eerie Elementary; A Character Study…

Ok guys and gals!

(Wednesday’s Work);


Lets chat about Sam and Mr. Nekoibe from Jack Chabert’s novel Eerie Elementary ‘The School is Alive’. I would like to know your thoughts and feelings about one or the other or both. I would like you to make a connection to one of the characters and explain why as well! So, let do this thing! What do you think troops?!?!


@Sway Training with Archer’s 3’s

Today we began our jump into uncharted territory with my grade 3’s, as we ventured into Sway and Onenote for Collaboration and brainstorming.

We were lucky enough to have Kara Golani @karagolani on twitter a #MiEExpert to come in and work with the kids and help me wrap my mind and forethought around a few things and how I can and would integrate the tech into a paperless classroom.

We had some minor ‘blips’ in the road but the mistakes, trials and tribulations and ‘opps’ showed Kara and I how to plan and implement a problem free (Knock on wood) potentially planned lesson and activities heading forward!

I would love for everyone to take a gander at the @sway I made of the students learning and working with sway themselves for a birds eye view into my day at @Sway Training with Archer’s 3’s.

I would love to hear what people think and their thoughts, feelings and or potential future learning and where I can take things…..what I am thinking is creating math sways helping students problem solve using various strategies to solve the same question. Sways on geographical regions in Ontario, types of communities within Ontario to link to the Ontario Curriculum as well. Taking these and then creating a bank within our Microsoft Classroom in our Class Notebook for others to view and access along with my students.

Let me know what you all think please!!

Also a big shout out to Kara!! Thanks you are / were awesome!!


The transition to a ‘flipped / paperless’ classroom

Hey everyone!

Been working diligently creating various resources and links, blogs structures, Onenote Notebooks and Onenote Classrooms to begin our venture towards transitioning into a flipped / paperless classroom. So far, lost of grunt work and lost of user names and passwords inserted, checked and double checked to ensure we have no blips in the road for my new grade 3’s.

Starting this Tuesday we are beginning to transition the students, now that all the grunt work is in place we now begin looking at digital features, resources, programs. We will be looking at how they work and what they can do for us as well. We will be venturing into blogs, twitter-verse, and lots of really cool features that will empower all students to achieve, understand and access the material and curriculum being delivered to them in an inquiry, problem solving model.

This Tuesday, Kara Golani a fellow Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert will be working with my classroom teaching and showing usage of Onenote for collaboration, sway for presentations and all that comes along with it. This week I expose my students to blogs within my personal blog which can be found at we will be partaking in a networking and collaborative conversation revolving around character studies from the book series Eerie Elementary; by Jack Chabert. We will be looking at the main character Sam and the school custodian Mr. Nekobi, similarities and differences, make connections and also discuss point of view within narratives, stories and whatnot as we all know perspectives can all show differences as well.

Its only a four day week this coming week, however we will be tackling BIG leaps and HUGE bounds that none of these students have seen, nor done before. So, as far as I see it this is the beginning week of our new paperless classroom and school year.

So, let the games begin, lets rock and roll!!

Stay tuned for the results!