Sunday, October 22, 2017


On Tuesday, wear PURPLE in recognition of student health and well being. Fits in with us I think. So, can you all wear PURPLE on Tuesday?

This week, I will be working mainly with SFU group as they only have a week. We will all need to ensure we are supporting them to GO BIG! We will have a one on one pull out in the Caf so SFU group can work if they need to. Everyone else will be working on portfolios. We may start talking about next AFU, but we'll see as it is a short week for you!

Friday, October 20, 2017


Here is the video link to what we watched today:

You are to answer question 10 in a written paragraph for Tuesday. AFU Reflections are also due on Tuesday.

Question 10 is: How can you use Sinek's discussion of the importance of trust and relationships in Link? In your own life?

Sunday, October 1, 2017


Week 5?

Fantastic job everyone on Grade 9 Day! It was a great event with lots of fun! I heard the dance went well also. Sorry I couldn't be there...I had an unexpected event happen. I would have loved to see you all dancing and having fun.

This week....

Monday: debrief Grade 9 Day and self evaluation. Mrs Murdock will try to be there so we can give her feedback about the events and structure.

Tuesday: September Celebration! Let's celebrate our hard work.

Wednesday: Pull a Grade 9 from MSIP and work with him or her. Each leader will pick a linker who they feel needs their help. 

Thursday: LLET

Friday: Let's start planning AFU and SFU for October. One group will get started on their portfolio.

From: McKibbin, Lauren
Sent: Sunday, October 1, 2017 1:08:24 PM
To: Mott, Meredith
Subject: Re: Blog


I wasn't sure whether you wanted me to email you or not but just wanted to send a reminder in case you had anything to add to the blog for this upcoming week!


From: McKibbin, Lauren
Sent: September 15, 2017 6:44:52 PM
To: Mott, Meredith
Subject: Re: Blog
Okay I can pass that along, have a great weekend!
From: Mott, Meredith
Sent: September 15, 2017 3:31:39 PM
To: McKibbin, Lauren
Subject: Blog
I just posted the week overview on the blog.

From: McKibbin, Lauren
Sent: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 5:33:52 PM
To: Mott, Meredith
Subject: Re: First Journal Entry
Yes I will for sure pass that on, and no worries at all it's not a bother!
From: Mott, Meredith
Sent: September 5, 2017 1:28:03 PM
To: McKibbin, Lauren
Subject: Re: First Journal Entry
Can you let the class know ...

Orientation Questions NOT in journal. Should be typed in a separate document or nicely hand written. Due no later than Thursday.

Thanks. I'll start using my blog for students to check so I don't bug you!

From: McKibbin, Lauren
Sent: Saturday, September 2, 2017 5:32:04 PM
To: Mott, Meredith
Subject: Re: First Journal Entry


Yes I was able to just copy and paste the email so its been shared :)

See you soon!

From: Mott, Meredith
Sent: September 1, 2017 1:10:54 PM
To: McKibbin, Lauren
Subject: First Journal Entry



I hope you are getting some rest after the busy week. I am including for you to post/share with the others the first journal entry based on Orientation.  If you are able, feel free to copy and paste my comments for the class to see.


Here it is:


Thank you everyone for such great work during training and at Orientation! I look forward to hearing even more stories about your experiences—I'm sure they are entertaining!  Here is the Orientation Reflection I would like you to discuss in your journal. While you will have a more detailed question sheet to fill in regarding Orientation, here are a few questions for you as I am curious about your experience in this first experience with your Grade 9 students.


1. The Linker that made an impression on you?

2.  Who introduced themselves first?

3.  Which activities did you run/how did it go?

4.  What problems did you have to solve?

5.  Who in your group is shy, funny?

6.  Where did you need more time?

7.  What did you forget?


Thanks so much!  See you Tuesday.


Ms. Island

Friday, September 15, 2017


Great week everyone! I hope you took something away from our presentations and are thinking about the information provided.

Here is the plan for next week:

Monday: finish License Plate presentations. Ensure we are ready for Wednesday.

Tuesday: pull kids that need help / start talking about Grade 9 Day (September 29).

Wednesday- first Pull Out!

Thursday- Discuss Pull Out. How did it go?

Friday- Work on Grade 9 Day

There will be more, but this is the overview. Remember to be planning your lunches.

Saturday, September 9, 2017


Great work this week! I hope you all had an experience that taught you something!

As I announced in the Cafeteria, your task this weekend/for Monday's class is to have a quote to share with the class that is significant to you. It may reflect your personality, your values, or a motto you live by. I will have one to share and will explain the activity that is done with it.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017


Tomorrow we will go over the handout for your journals and hopefully I will answer any questions you have.


The rest of the class will be spent on getting ready for Friday. On Friday you will:


-          Meet your crew in the Caf after 20 minutes of class (you have the first 20 minutes to do any final preparations ie. Photocopies?)

-          Take your crew outside (staying together)

-          Run an activity with them (icebreaker game)

-          Check in on their first week – do they have any questions?

-          Have them fill in your information sheets (you may want to consider that you will be outside – have a hard writing surface and writing utensils)

-          Discuss that you will be having a lunch soon – do they have any preferences on what that should look like?