Communicating

Poems about Perseverance

Students explore famous poems about perseverance and then create original free verse poems reflecting on their own struggles and perseverance.

Profile Analysis

Communicating

PROFILE FIVE
I communicate confidently, using forms and strategies that show attention to my audience and purpose

In discussions and conversations, I am focused and help to build and extend understanding. I am an engaged listener; I ask thought-provoking questions when appropriate and integrate new information. I can create a wide range of effective communications that feature powerful images and words, and I identify ways to change my communications to make them effective for different audiences. I use my understanding of the effectiveness of the role and impact of story to engage my audiences in making meaning. I acquire information about complex and specialized topics from various sources, synthesize it, and present it with thoughtful analysis.

Personal Awareness and Responsibility

PROFILE SIX
I can identify my strengths and limits, find internal motivation, and act on opportunities for self-growth. I take responsibility for making ethical decisions.

I am aware of my personal journey and reflect on my experiences as a way of enhancing my well-being and dealing with challenges. I can advocate for myself in stressful situations. I can take the initiative to inform myself about controversial issues and take ethical positions. I take ownership of my goals, learning, and behaviour. I act on what is best, over time, in terms of my goals and aspirations. I recognize the implications of my choices and consult with others who may be affected by my decisions. I can identify my potential as a leader in the communities I belong to. I sustain a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

Making Unique Dough

Students worked in groups to read recipes and create unique dough (mud dough, sand dough, hair conditioner dough, oatmeal dough, and coffee dough.)

Profile Analysis

Social Awareness and Responsibility

PROFILE TWO
In familiar settings, I can interact with others and my surroundings respectfully

I can build relationships and work and play cooperatively.  I can participate in activities to care for and improve my social and physical surroundings and use materials respectfully. I can solve some problems myself and ask for help when I need it; I listen to others’ ideas and concerns. I can be part of a group, and invite others to join. I can identify when something is unfair to me or others

Communicating

PROFILE TWO
In familiar settings, I communicate with peers and adults.

I talk and listen to people I know. I can communicate for a purpose. I can understand and share basic information about topics that are important to me, and  answer simple, direct questions about my activities and experiences

Collaborating

PROFILE TWO
In familiar situations, I cooperate with others for specific purposes.

I contribute during group activities, cooperate with others, and listen respectfully to their ideas. I can work with others for a specific purpose.

Roles, Rights and Responsibilities

The students explored and reflected on their roles in their friendships, and the rights and responsibilities they have to themsleves and others.

Profile Analysis

Social Awareness and Responsibility

PROFILE TWO
In familiar settings, I can interact with others and my surroundings respectfully

I can build relationships and work and play cooperatively.  I can participate in activities to care for and improve my social and physical surroundings and use materials respectfully. I can solve some problems myself and ask for help when I need it; I listen to others’ ideas and concerns. I can be part of a group, and invite others to join. I can identify when something is unfair to me or others

Communicating

PROFILE ONE
In a safe and supported environment, I respond meaningfully to communication from peers and adults.

The Nail Salon

A child and her friend create an elaborate series of activities, over several weeks,  connected to an imaginary nail salon.

Profile Analysis

Communicating

PROFILE THREE
I communicate purposefully using forms and strategies I have practiced

I participate in conversations for a variety of purposes (e.g., to connect, help, be friendly, learn/share). I listen and respond to others. I can consider my purpose when I am choosing a form and content. I can communicate clearly  about topics I know and understand well, using forms and strategies I have practiced. I gather and present basic information I need

Creative Thinking

PROFILE TWO
I can get new ideas or build on or combine other people’s ideas to create new things within the constraints of a form, a problem, or materials.

I can get new ideas to create new things or solve straightforward problems. My ideas are fun, entertaining, or useful to me and my peers, and I have a sense of accomplishment. I can use my imagination to get new ideas of my own, or build on other’s ideas, or combine other people’s ideas in new ways. I can usually make my ideas work within the constraints of a given form, problem, or materials if I keep playing with them.

 

Social Awareness and Responsibility

PROFILE TWO
In familiar settings, I can interact with others and my surroundings respectfully

I can build relationships and work and play cooperatively.  I can participate in activities to care for and improve my social and physical surroundings and use materials respectfully. I can solve some problems myself and ask for help when I need it; I listen to others’ ideas and concerns. I can be part of a group, and invite others to join. I can identify when something is unfair to me or others

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