Archived — Landa Sweet

Year: 2003 – Province: Manitoba

Certificate of Achievement Recipients

School: Donwood Elementary School
400 Donwood Drive
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2G 0X4

Principal: Joan Trubyk
School Telephone: 204-668-9438
School Fax: 204-668-9269
Teacher Email:
Grades/Subjects Taught: Grade 1/language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, health, art

Teaching approach:

By teaching children to care for all living things, they learn to care for themselves and each other.

Each child is a unique and precious individual.

Makes learning fun and creates excitement about learning.

Outstanding achievements:

Ms. Sweet's commitment to child development and literacy includes:

  • writing and publishing an article on balanced literary, used for primary grade professional development sessions in schools in the division.
  • nurturing reluctant learners using materials and strategies from a language development workshop.
  • implementing guided reading, interactive writing, phonological awareness, non-fiction writing and cross-grade programs.
  • designing programs based on children's cognitive, social, emotional, and physical levels of development.

She is recognized for her outstanding accomplishment in the successful completion of the Family and School Together (FAST) program. Mrs. Sweet also builds strong family and community connections. Parents are encouraged to play an active role in the learning of their children.

In Praise Of:

"Landa never wanted to be on this journey alone. She had a hunger to be part of planning teams so she could become a bridge for others in developing professional development opportunities that would help in an individual's professional growth." - Colleague

"For Landa, teaching is a passion. Her thoughts for her children seldom end before darkness comes. She is a real asset to the school, the community and the profession." - Parent

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