June #AMDSBKidsChat: Reflection

It’s June! We’ve had a wonderful year with students across #AMDSBLearns who have engaged in our monthly #AMDSBKidsChat. Now it’s time to reflect on your school year!  There are no videos this month as all of the questions are based around the growth that you’ve experienced this year. Take some time to reflect as a class, and by yourself. We can’t wait to read your reflections from the 2016-2017 school year!

Join us as we #Reflect during our next #AMDSBkidschat on June 19th from 10AM-11AM. #AMDSBKidsChat is a great place for students to connect with their peers, creatively share ideas, improve literacy skills by communicating and collaborating with others, and develop citizenship and character. Everything you need to get started can be found here!  Answer the questions ahead of time, and join us to share your ideas and learn with other K-12 students throughout #AMDSBLearns!

Questions:

Q1. What is something new you learned this year, and how might you use that learning in the future?

Q2. If you could change one thing that happened this year, what would it be?

Q3. In what area do you feel you made your biggest improvements? Why?

Q4. What have been some of the challenges you faced this year?

Q5.  What is something you taught your teacher or classmates this year?

Q6. If you could choose what YOU wanted to learn next year, what would you choose?

Q7. If you could describe 2016/17 in one word, what word would you choose? Why?

If you have any questions or ideas you’d like to share, please leave a comment below!

May #AMDSBKidsChat: Unity

Join us as we discuss #Unity during our next #AMDSBkidschat on May 17th from 10AM-11AM. #AMDSBKidsChat is a great place for students to connect with their peers, creatively share ideas, improve literacy skills by communicating and collaborating with others, and develop citizenship and character. Everything you need to get started can be found here! Watch the video(s), answer the questions ahead of time, and join us to share your ideas and learn with other K-12 students throughout #AMDSBLearns!

Unity through Team Building (P/J)

Unity is Strength (P/J/I)

Unity is Strength (J/I/S)

Questions:

1.  What is unity?

2.  In what ways are you different from your friends? How are you similar?

3.  Why are your family/ friends important to you?

4.  Why is it important to work together?

5.  If you had the power to change anything in the world, what would you change, and who would you want on your team?      Why?

6.  How do we show unity in the classroom? school?

7.  How do you show unity in your community?

 

Additional Activities:

We encourage you and your students to take part in A Kids’ Guide to Canada – Un guide du Canada. Join us in creating Canada’s first ever multi-lingual, multi-cultural interactive guide to Canada created by kids and for kids to mark Canada’s 150+. Learn more by visiting A Kids’ Guide to Canada or contact me!

April #AMDSBKidsChat: Earth Day

Join us as we discuss #EarthDay during our next #AMDSBkidschat on April 19th from 10AM-11AM. It’s is a great place for students to connect with their peers, creatively share ideas, improve literacy skills by communicating and collaborating with others, and develop citizenship and character. Everything you need to get started can be found here! Watch the video(s), answer the questions, and join us to share your ideas to learn with other K-12 students throughout #AMDSBLearns!

Charlie and Lola – Look After Your Planet (P)

Alexis is the Earth’s Hero (P/J)

National Geographic: Earth is Our Home- Let’s Protect it (J/I)

Man vs Earth (I/S)

Questions:

  1. Our environment is precious.  What are some of the BIG environmental issues facing the world today?
  1. How have you been involved in a school or community event to help our environment?  
  1. How can you reduce your impact on the environment? At home? At school?
  1. Do you think the problems will get worse or slowly disappear? Why?
  1. Who do you believe is most responsible for creating environmental problems?
  1. Why do you think Earth Day is important?

 

Go Beyond the questions with these Engaging Extras:

1. Here is a list of some everyday items.  SHOW us how you might Reduce, Reuse, or Recycle each of the following:

  • Old clothes
  • Empty jars
  • Vegetable scraps
  • Plastic shopping bags
  • Papers printed on one side only

2. Design a poster for Earth Day to teach other students in your school about the importance of the 3 R’s – Reduce Reuse Recycle

3. Check out the following website for 50 Earth Day Activities!

4. Colouring Page

 

We hope you will join us! If you have any questions please contact Leigh Cassell