Four days ago, I was in the middle of a busy day. I usually have my phone's volume turned off when I'm working with students, but for some reason it was on that day. Anyhow, I heard the usual trill of an email coming in, and since my student had taken a bathroom break, decided to check the email. It was from a parent, who's daughter had been doing research on Shakespeare and found my blog post here that I had written last spring!!
I was so excited about this, that in my response to her email I asked if I could share their story here on my page. Thankfully they said yes!
Thank you Sara and ava!
I want to share a heartfelt thank-you to Sara and Ava who reached out to me. When I originally set up the blog portion of my website, my goal was to share what I discovered in hopes that it would at least help one person. Being a very small business, you don't often know if or how your online presence affects others. Now, because of their cheerful email, I know I've helped them and therefore it's all been worthwhile!
Also, Ava has decided to join her school's 6th grade play. So, from me here at Momentum Learning Centre, I wish her the best of luck (or 'break a leg') for the play. Perhaps, once their play is ready, I'll even be able to share an update with you all too!
A few years ago, I listened to this program on CBC radio and recently I found the link to it again!
This is a great episode of Ideas which takes highlights from Footprints, a symposium on Sport & Society. The first two speakers speak about how activity can help children with autism. The first speaker is a psychologist who talks about an innovative classroom setup in Eastern Canada. The second speaker is a young woman with Aspbergers (on the Autism spectrum), a novelist, who recounts how activity helped and still helps her cope in her day to day life.
Momentum's Students in the news!
In the fall of 2010, as I was driving to my students' house, I was listening to The Current on CBC news. The topic of the day was "Special Needs Inclusion". As the students I was working with were both High-functioning Autistic, I was especially interested in sharing it with them. After listening to the program, my two students were very passionate about their feelings about Inclusion in the classroom. I suggested that they write a message to Anna Maria Tremonte. The producer loved their letter so much, the two were interviewed over the phone (a definite learning experience for them), and then featured on the following Letters section. Here is the link to the original episode:
and the portion of the Letters episode where my students are interviewed:
Exciting October Event!
Our Creatures of Curiosity Paper Tube Challenge (previously on October 19th) is changing!!
Now, moved to October 13th, this is an event that is FREE and for the whole family! Momentum has collaborated with Adboom Studio, Bo Peep Boutique, Door-to-Depot Recycling and Dandelion Bucket to bring you this fun event!! Make sure to mark this on your calendars and share with your neighbors!
If you need some additional inspiration, check out our Facebook Event , as well as the Global Cardboard Challenge website! See you all there!
Article in The Stew!
Check out this link to the online version of The Stew to see our feature article!