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Year: 2008 – Province: Quebec
Certificate of Excellence Recipients
School: École Saint-Clément – Édifice
555 avenue Mitchell
Principal: Gaétane Marquis
School Telephone: 514-735-0400
School Fax: 514-735-7330
School Email: email@example.com
School Website: http://www3.csmb.qc.ca/ecoles/saint-clement
Subjects and Grades Taught: Regular Grade 1 class
- Introduces students to structured learning of reading and writing by encouraging them to use their imaginations and using a cross-curricular approach, teamwork, and information and communications technologies.
- Instils a love of books in students by showing them the close relationship between their learning and the creative work done by the writers and illustrators of young people's literature and by introducing them to the treasures in the municipal library.
- Encourages parents and the community to take part in various concrete activities she has the students carry out.
- In conjunction with Les Éditions Québec Amérique, has the students evaluate unpublished manuscripts, to give them an opportunity to engage in criticism and present their comments to a wide audience at book launches.
- Teaches students the rudiments of computer science, with students then putting their new knowledge to work by corresponding with family members by email. In addition to fostering reading and writing skills, this activity uses cross-curricular skills and strengthens the ties between family and school.
"Grade 1 is the year when all the 'firsts' happen: first dictation, first marks, first homework, first lesson, first oral presentation. Anne Guay has mastered all these firsts, and provides her students with the tools they need so they can continue their academic careers with confidence, curiosity, determination and interest." Parents
"Through her enormous dedication to the causes she believes in and her generosity, intelligence and maturity in her teaching relationships, Ms. Guay] is a wonderful model of humanitarianism. Our association has given me the chance to include her among the people I can call on for advice." Publisher, Éditions Québec Amérique