Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Hopes for this year

Hi all,

I have started to compile a list of significant events, anniversaries, UN days and other important "goings-on" that will occur over the course of the year. I think it will be a good way to frame important issues that we will be dealing with throughout the year, and help position the students as aware global citizens.

For example, I was unaware that November 21st is World Television Day, and even more surprised to find out the powers that be have chosen December 11th to honour... Mountains?

"Mountains - Climb 'em!"

I'd love to hear any ideas anybody has about important events and days to observe and discuss. That being said, be sure not to miss the Perseid Meteor shower tonight and tomorrow night.

M. Paterson

Friday, August 6, 2010

New updates for August

Just wanted to update everybody on my progress so far.

I have begun to develop the blog's structure a bit more, with the goal of making it a resource that will be useful, accessible and interesting for students, teachers and parents. I have added links to relevant sites that will help enrich understanding about specific subject areas and general Curriculum outcomes.