Friday, August 14, 2009

New School Year

As I keep planning and getting materials ready for the new school year, I can't help but get excited and geared up to create even more stuff to use in the new year. The latest creation is a SMARTBoard lesson outline / Activity that I can use as an introduction to Animal Adaptations in the Habitats unit I am going to be teaching in Grade 4.

You can download the file from here: ANIMAL ADAPTATIONS


Mr. B. Waldner

Thursday, August 13, 2009


August 13, 2009

With my second year as a teacher about to start, I find that it is time that I set up a blog account where I can share ideas, creations, and thoughts about my job and myself.

First a little about myself as a teacher:

I am a second year teacher at the Maple Grove Coony School. Our school is located on the Hutterite colony where I currently reside. I graduted from the BUHEP (Brandon University Hutterite Education Program) in 2008, with a Bachelor of General Studies degree, as well as a Bachelor of Education degree. The BUHEP program was started to accomodate the Hutterite communites that were looking to enrol their own members in an education program. This program allowed us to spend a large chunk of the school year (September to May) in our home schools (each Hutterite colony has their own school on their colony) and then we would spend three months (May to July) taking courses at the university. The courses would run every day for 1.5 hours, three days a week, for six weeks so that we could get the required 36 hours. The courses were taught by professors from the university, and the only difference from regular courses being that the workload was more condensed.

First Material Post.
The first few weeks I have been working on planning out the school year I have made the introductory lesson for a Grade 4 Habitats and Communities Unit for the SMARTBoard. Feel free to download and use in your classroom.

Habitats and Communities Introduction: