Saturday, May 26, 2007

Thank your music teachers!

 Jarvis Alumni Reunion Concert, May 26, 2007. David Low, our vocal music teacher, so many fond memories. 

Jarvis C.I.



Saturday, February 3, 2007

Learning Skills


  • shows motivation
  • seeks work, new opportunities for learning
  • responds to challenges
  • seeks challenges and takes risks
  • shows interest and curiosity about objects and events
  • observes, questions, explores, investigates
  • seeks additional and new information from library books, CD-ROM's, and other resources
  • identifies problems to solves, conducts experiments
  • shows initiative and self direction
  • displays confidence
  • approaches new learning situation with confidence
  • demonstrates a positive attitude toward learning
  • generates questions for further inquiry
  • seeks information from innovative sources and in innovative ways
  • investigates and obtains information independently
  • develops original ideas and innovative procedures
  • attempts a variety of learning activities
  • seeks assistance when required
  • participates in extracurricular activities

Independent work

  • demonstrates responsibility in attendance, punctuality and task completion
  • works well without supervision
  • accepts responsibly for completing task on time and with care
  • accepts responsibility for own behaviours
  • follows routines and instructions independently
  • demonstrates self-direction in learning
  • responds and participate sin a variety of learning activities
  • selects learning materials, resources, activities independently
  • shows motivation
  • displays self-confidence
  • persists with tasks
  • uses time schedules/planners effectively
  • adheres to established time lines
  • explores, selects and uses a variety of learning strategies
  • completes homework and other assignments on time with care

  • Goal Setting to Improve Work
  • identifies criteria to assess work
  • uses criteria to assess work
  • assesses own work
  • identifies goals
  • identifies specific steps or actions to reach goal or to improve
  • evaluates success in reaching goals
  • identifies strengths and areas for improvement in own work
  • perseveres to achieve goals
  • revises goals or steps and strategies when necessary
  • demonstrates self-direction in goal setting and goal achievement

Conflict Resolution

  • resolves conflicts when they occur
  • resolves conflicts independently
  • resolves conflicts in socially acceptable ways
  • negotiates to solve problems, conflicts
  • mediates differences of opinion
  • listens to understand conflict before acting or offering a resolution
  • assists others to resolve conflicts appropriately
  • seeks positive solutions to conflicts
  • uses a variety of strategies to resolve conflicts appropriately
  • helps the group to identify and maintain strategies for conflict resolution

Co-operation With Others

  • takes turns
  • listens to, acknowledges and considers differing opinions
  • willingly works with others
  • follows classroom and school procedures
  • shares in cleaning during after an activity
  • assumes responsibilities in groups, the classroom, the school
  • helps others
  • volunteers
  • considers both eh immediate and long-term effects of actions on others
  • shares resources, materials, and equipment with others
  • works and plays co-operatively with others
  • establishes positive relationships with peers and adults
  • responds and is sensitive to the needs and welfare of others


  • solves problems independently
  • interprets, understands the problem
  • devises a plan to solve the problem
  • carries out the plan
  • records the process and the results
  • checks the solution?results
  • evaluates the plan, solution, result\devises alternate solutions, plans to solve a problem
  • makes connections between different problems and solutions
  • applies successful strategies to new problem situation
  • chooses appropriate materials and equipment to solve problems
  • applies logic

Use of Information 

  • effectively interprets and synthesizes information
  • integrates learning from various subjects and areas
  • effectively uses a variety of in formation-gathering techniques and different information sources
  • accurately analyses and assesses the value of information
  • recognizes where and how assignments, projects would benefit from additional information
  • uses facilities, equipment, supplies, evidence, research, expert opinions, and discussion to gather information and solve problems.
  • considers all information, alternatives before reaching a conclusion
  • assesses information and ideas and draws relevant conclusion
  • demonstrates creativity in assessing information and ideas and in drawing relevant conclusion
  • identifies a variety of sources and resources to collect information
  • demonstrates a variety of kills to organize and manage information
  • demonstrate research skills
  • asks questions to clarify meaning and ensure understanding
  • uses information and technology systems effectively

Homework Completion

  • completes homework on time and with care
  • comes to class prepared for learning
  • completes tasks by designing innovative procedures
  • puts forth consistent effort
  • follows directions and completes all homework tasks
  • shows attention to detail
  • demonstrates interest and enthusiasm ion homework assignments
  • organizes materials and equipment effectively
  • begins work promptly
  • follow directions and completes tasks
  • chooses and uses materials and equipment correctly, safely, creatively
  • utilizes time effectively
  • [perseveres with complex projects that require sustained effort
  • attends to task at hand
  • demonstrates flexibility and adaptability

Class participation

  • participates in class and group activities
  • willingly works with new groups
  • accepts various roles within the class and group, including leadership
  • takes responsibility for own share of the work to be done
  • contribute to co-operative problems solving
  • completes class and groups activities or projects
  • works to help achieve the goals of the
  • jclass and group
  • helps to motivate others
  • communicates well with class and group members
  • helps the class and group to work together
  • encourages others to participate
  • contributes information and ideas to the class and group
  • questions the ideas of the group to seek clarification or agreement
  • demonstrates leadership in class and group activities
  • modifies views as the result of group discussion
  • shows respect for the ideas of others in the class and group[
  • supports ideas and observations of the group with facts and details
  • listens to others without interrupting
  • asks group members to explain their ideas
  • paraphrases points of view to help understanding
  • recognizes contributions of group members through encouragement, support or praise
  • seeks consensus before making decisions
  • shares responsibility for carrying decisions
  • shares responsibility for difficulties encountered during an activity
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