Category: General

A Day In The Life At James Cameron School

on 20 August 2015

Have you ever wondered about what a typical day at James Cameron School in Maple Ridge is like? Here is an example of what our students from all over the Lower Mainland of British Columbia experience.

Good morning!

Principal, Mrs. Wagstaff rings the morning bell to start the day, waves to the parents as they drop off their children, and greets all students as they arrive at the front door.

After handing in tutoring homework students go up to homeroom with their planner (organizer) and any class...

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Get ready for a great new school year

on 3 September 2015

It’s only a few more days until the new school year begins. We hope you enjoyed every minute of the warm and sunny summer we had here in the Lower Mainland.

If children have been enjoying some late summer nights it will be a good idea to start getting back to school time routines, and that includes an early bed time so everybody is ready to learn.

The first day back will be Tuesday, September 8 and it will only be a half-day scheduled from 8:15 am until 11:45 am. The first full day of school will be...

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Your Questions Answered About the Orton-Gillingham Approach

on 1 October 2015

  1. What is the Orton-Gillingham approach?

The Orton-Gillingham approach helps people learn to read, spell and write if they have difficulty learning language skills. People with dyslexia benefit from this approach. OG is a multi-sensory, sequential, structured approach to teaching reading, spelling and written expression. Beginning with the basic components of language instruction, and building on those components from the simple to complex.

  1. Is this...

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Five Simple Ways To Read Regularly With Your Children

on 15 October 2015

We all know how important it is to read with our kids. It not only improves literacy skills, it can also instill a love of reading. But with dinner to make, soccer practices and other activities, daily reading can be difficult to fit in to our busy schedules. 

With these challenges in mind, here are five simple ways to read regularly with your kids – whether you read to them or they read to you.

  1. Choose a good book

This may seem obvious, but it can be a struggle....

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Do you feel anxious?

on 4 November 2015

Do you feel it?

Sweaty palms.

Pounding heart.

Upset tummy.

These symptoms can describe many things. Stomach flu. Food poisoning. Drinking too much coffee.

So can you feel it now? No?

Try this. Imagine you are standing on top of a 40-story building. Now stand right on the edge and look down. There is no railing. No safety net either. Just a long, long way down.

Did you feel your hands get sweaty, your heart beat a little quicker or maybe a few butterflies in your...

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