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Annie Foote School is a kindergarten to grade six school located in the east half of the Calgary community of Temple. We are on a large green space that is connected to both a Calgary Catholic School and the Temple Community Centre.
The student population is very diverse - 67% of our students are English Language Learners coming from homes where 35 different languages are spoken. For many of our students, English is their third or fourth language. Students who attend our school come to us from the east half of the Temple community and are bussed to us from Skyview Ranch.
Annie Foote School 6320 Temple Dr. NE Calgary, AB T1Y 5V5 Phone: 403-777-6680 Grades: K-6 Programs: Regular School Type: Elem
- A rich and diverse community of learners (40 different languages spoken at home) coming from the communities of Temple and Skyview Ranch - A focus on design thinking and problem solving through real-world task design and disciplinary literacy - A beautiful environmental learning center, outdoor spaces and an active learning commons with a maker space - Excellent student access to technology - Strong focus on literacy and numeracy - Single grade teams of teachers - Specialists in music, physical education, and learning support - Morning and afternoon kindergarten hours match our Grade 1-6 times - Field trips, subsidized annual swimming lessons, in-school presentations, residencies and activities, and many additional learning enhancements - A large collection of print resources, supported by an Indigo Love of Reading grant - A holistic approach to learning with supports for focus and self-regulation through the Zones of Regulation, Mindfulness, Morning Workouts, MindUp, and trauma sensitivity - A lunch program and lunch hour clubs, including student leadership - Shortened Friday: 9:10 - 1:10 with a longer nutrition break and recess from 11:10-11:40
Working Together Positively for the Success of the Child
Our teachers are dedicated to teaching the "whole" child and we have a number of programs that support us in this.
Helping Students Prepare to Learn
Morning Workouts – research indicates that physical activity to start the school day improves student focus and learning.
ZONES of Regulation – teaches students about their emotional and mental state and how to self-regulate. Research indicates that students who are able to self-regulate are more successful in school over time than even their less regulated gifted peers.
Mindfulness and Trauma Sensitivity – improve how we teach our students as well as their intra and interrelationship skills.
Helping Students Build Basic Skills
Literacy Focus – through a balanced literacy program, grouping students for improved learning and targeting students for individual support, we work hard to have all students reading by the end of grade three, or we have a good understanding of why this has not happened. To provide additional literacy support, we have a home reading program for our younger grades and participate in Books for Kids and the Calgary Flames, Reading, Give It a Shot.
Numeracy Focus – students need to have a solid grasp of basic skills to access higher-level math. Nevertheless, this isn't enough, because they also need to be able to think mathematically. Through task design and a special math focus through games for building basic skills, we address both needs with students.
Disciplinary Literacy – this is teaching students to “think like”… architects, chemists, botanists, authors and so on. It helps them understand that to understand a subject, it’s important to approach it in a certain way. It’s also a great way to help them learn!
Providing Meaningful Learning
Teaching and Learning are based on research that follows the ideals of the Galileo Network, Teaching Effectiveness Framework. Inquiry and real-life connections to the school curriculum are the starting points for task design. Teachers use formative assessment to give them a clear understanding of students' learning and what the next best steps are.
Our overarching question this year is, “Where can reading take me?” We are in our second year of an Indigo Love of Reading grant and are focusing our professional development on the literacy skill of reading this year. Our focus book is titled, “A Child of Books” and it is written by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston.
Makerspace – the new maker space and the philosophy behind it provide both incredible learning opportunities and soft skills such as perseverance, the iterative nature of learning and experimenting and how failure is a step in that process to name just a few.
All of the above is of course woven into the elementary Programs of Studies. Even our physical education and music specialists are part of the team that works to help children learn and to have their learning "stick" over time.
Preparing for Tests
Parents can help their children prepare for tests in many ways! Read on to find out a few tips on helping your child do his or her best when writing a test.
Make sure that your children prepare ahead of time by scheduling regular review time for the test at least one week in advance. Even 15 minutes of review each night in the week before a test can make a big difference. If they start a week ahead, they shouldn't be spending more than 20-30 minutes reviewing each evening.
Take a look at your children's notes and materials and help them get organized. If they prefer learning by hearing, they should be reading their notes out loud, singing the information, or even talking the information over with you. If they prefer learning by seeing, they should be reading their notes and looking at charts and pictures of the information - mind mapping is a great way for these types of learners to make connections. If your children prefer learning through doing, they should be moving while they read notes, write different types of notes (sentences, mind maps, pictures, acronyms, etc.), or doodle while they read their notes - as long as the "doodles" fit with the subject they are reviewing.
The evening before a test, make sure your children eat a healthy supper because it is the nutrients from this meal that their bodies will be using during the test. Make sure your children get enough to drink too - avoid drinks high in sugar. Avoid cramming for the test, but take a last look at the information. Balance the mental activity with some good physical exercise, even if it's a run around the block!
Make sure that your children get a good night's sleep. The brain makes connections when we are asleep.
The morning of the test, make sure your children get up early enough not to have to rush and stress and to have a healthy breakfast - don't forget the milk, water, or juice.
Be encouraging and calm, stress keeps very necessary oxygen from making it to our brains.
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Listing information last updated on July 7th, 2020 at 12:00pm CDT.