Critical Thinking – Grade 1 Math


After exploring the concept of sorting, the grade ones investigated patterns.  They experienced, identified and translated many patterns that they could see, hear and do, and were given the chance to create their own patterns, using an artistic medium of their choosing (visual, music, movement, literature/poetry).

Lesson Plan (in Word)

Lesson for Smartboard (in SMART Notebook)

T3 Options – Are You Ready to Register?

Click the link at the left of this page or HERE to register for grade 6 to 9 term 3 options.  For information on the courses being offered for Term 3 click HERE to see the Course Descriptions.

Please be sure to have your online registration done by Tuesday March 19th  as term 3 begins right when we all return from Spring Break!  The first day 4 will be Wednesday April 3rd and the first Day 2 will be Friday April 5th.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school office at 780-963-3535.

Spring Photos

Lifetouch School Photographers will be in to the school again – this time for Spring Photos, Sibling Photos (up to 3 people in the photo), and the Kindergarten Grad Photos.  They will be here on Monday April 8th to take the students’ photos that would like to have them done, to do Sibling Photos, as well as the Monday/Wednesday Kindergarten class and then again on Tuesday April 9th to do the Tuesday/Thursday Kindergarten class as well as anyone that was NOT here on Monday. Check out the new digital backgrounds and order your photos “ONLINE”.  Watch for an info sheet that will be going home with your child.

Have You Googled Yourself?

I really enjoyed the School Council meeting and parent workshop last night. It was great to see a strong attendance of people invested in our students’ education. I really appreciated George Couros, PSD Division Principal’s presentation on Digital Identity. It was an awesome time of learning and discussion that challenged us about the importance of understanding who you are online. When you google yourself, what do you find?

Your digital identity can open doors of opportunity for our students (just ask Justin Bieber) and just as quickly close them. The opportunity for learning, connecting, collaborating through technology is phenomenal.  It provides real life, learning experiences with an authentic audience (just ask our students who Face Timed with students in Tanzania). It can be a source of motivation, encouragement, inspiration, and creativity that fosters innovation. The flip side… it can be a source to air your “dirty laundry”. It can represent and showcase the best of who you are… or give a misguided, negative perception to others. Google IS the new business card.

The challenge for us as parents is to learn alongside our children. Continue reading

Student Led Conferences

Don’t forget to go online to MuirLake.SchoolAppointments.Com by clicking HERE to book your Student Led Conference.  They are set for Monday March 18 from 4-7 pm and Tuesday March 19 from 3-6 pm.  K – 6 will be 30 min conference blocks with 3 families scheduled per block of time.  As this is a “Student Led Conference” you are encouraged to bring your children.   Grade 7-9 teachers will be in their classrooms and it will be on a drop-in basis.  If you have any questions please feel free to call the school office at 780-963-3535.

What is your Child’s Digital Identity?

Just a reminder about tonight’s School Council Meeting (Monday March 11) at 7:00 pm.  After the council meeting we will be hosting a workshop titled “Digital Identity” presented by George Couros. All parents are invited to attend this informative session on our children’s use of technology and their digital footprint on the World Wide Web.

Important Italy Meeting

The countdown is ON and before you know it 73 students, parents, & teachers will be touring Italy and representing Muir Lake School.

In final preparation there will be an important meeting for ALL students and parents that will be attending this amazing trip on Wednesday March 13th at 7 pm.  Please be sure to bring your tip money, your passports and paperwork to photocopy, and your EF Tours Permission Letters.  The students will also be presenting their “homework” research assignments at this time. Please be sure to contact Mr. MacKay if you are NOT able to attend.