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Yearly Archives: 2015


Friday Focus – November 27, 2015

Friday Focus! The 14th Friday, November 27, 2015 “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for the rest of his life.” Ancient Chinese proverb “Teach child content and he will pass a test. Teach a child HOW to learn all content

Friday Focus – November 20, 2015

Friday Focus! November 20 Parent-Teacher Interviews Be positive with people and you’ll get positive results (Blanchard, Lacinak, Tompkins, Ballard, & Blanchard, 2002). Todd Whitaker (2004) is known for stating, “Raise the praise and minimize the criticize.” A interview is not the time to vividly describe and elaborate on every single minor classroom disruption. Great teachers

Bus Driver Appreciation Week

November 23-17 was Ogden's Bus Driver Appreciation Week! Student Council thought it would be a great idea to thank our dedicated bus drivers for getting us to school safely every day! On Monday, we gave our bus drivers Thank You cards. On Wednesday, we gave them Candy-Grams with a nice note attached and lastly, Friday,

Perseverance Assembly

Ogden had its first Virtue Assembly of the year on Friday, November 13th. Division II and III focused on the virtue of perseverance throughout Term 1. The assembly celebrated perseverance with a play by Ms. Zwick's grade five class and a dance by three brave grade six girls. Teachers recognized two students from their homeroom

Friday Focus – November 13, 2015

Friday Focus! Friday the `13th, November 13, 2015 Delusion, Distraction, Waste The preface of a mathematics resource book informs the reader of the following: In accordance with our principle of relative inclusiveness, we have at-tempted to define every term used in our definitions. However, just as we have tried to set the level of each

We Day Experiences 2015

We went to We Day Alberta, on October 27th.  It was an inspiring and eye-opening experience for the students that went.  They earned their ticket back in Grade 3 when they raised money to build wells in India. The following  are the We Day experience of students. “Today I learned about inspired people who thought

Friday Focus – November 6, 2015

Friday Focus! November 6, 2015 “Our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but how we react to what happens; not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a

Halloween: Fear Factor

On Thursday, October 29, 2015, Student Council held a Fear Factor event. The objective was to raise more non-perishable food items for the Calgary Food Bank. We blindfolded each student for the spook-tacular event before they entered. We then had the blindfolded students put their hands in some creepy buckets! The buckets included the following

Friday Focus – October 30, 2015

Friday Focus! October 30, 2015 “Tell me, and I forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand.” Chinese proverb All people smile in the same language. (Adams & Johnson, 1997) Every teacher at Almadina must strive to become an ESL teacher. We can and we must find a way to