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Welcome to Primary!


Welcome to Primary!

This discussion group is for any topic related to teaching primary K-3 students. There may be some overlap with subject discussions. Try to tag your discussions so they are easy to find. We will try to post questions and resources related to the primary workshops here.

This site will be used for the primary Start UP! Series webcasts in Aug 30-Oct 3rd.

See these workshops in the events section.

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Latest Activity: Sep 28, 2015

Metro North Series Info & Handouts

This is the place for Announcements and handouts for our Primary Start UP! Series.

To watch Day 2 & 3 workshops and understand the materials, please register for a

single day, or register for the series and get access to all the videos from both Metro North (K/1 and Metro South (K-3)  at

Here is the flyer for the series.

Start UP Series15MetroSched3.pdf

Here are the workshop descriptions:

BurnabySeries K-1 Descriptions3.doc


(Sunday Aug 30th) Sherri Battison's Powerpoint, handouts & links (the webcast suffered because of the storm, and is not yet available):

PowerPoint: Play Based Learning in K,1

Links:  Stuart Brown, Ted Talks -

Opal School -

Monday Aug 31st (at Templeton Secondary School in Vancouver)

Fiona Morrison's Powerpoint: The Learning Environment in K/1

Table of Comments Fiona MorrisonK-1Aug31Video.doc

& Handouts:

Burnaby StartUP Monday southslope K-1


Thematic Approach to Science Inquiry

Day 3: Tuesday Sep 1st.

Components of a Joyful Early Literacy Program (K1) Jennifer King's

Day 3 K1 powerpoint

Surrey Start UP! Series: K-3 Led by Tamara Sengotta

With Tamara Sengotta

Slide stack: Sept 12th StartUPK-3 slideshow.pptx

Sept routines handout for workshop-1.doc

Sept 19th AM Supporting Social and Emotional Learning within Classrooms (AM Session)
With Harpreet Esmail and Shannon Bain  Powerpoint.

Creating Joyful Readers and Writers for K-3 Teachers (PM Session)
with Deb Vanderwood  Powerpoint

Sept 26th.

AM- Harpreet Esmail and Shannon Bain-  Learning through Play

PM-Andrea MacInnes  Powerpoint - Math Games and Invitations

Discussion Forum

Start UP! Series'15 Metro North and South Discussion

Started by Ray Myrtle Aug 27, 2015. 0 Replies

This discussion group site is to enable you to connect together before, during and after the Start UP! Series. We especially hope those joining the webcast will introduce themselves and share. Continue

Tags: Metro, North, Series, UP!, primary

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Comment by Ray Myrtle on September 27, 2015 at 4:22pm

To those waiting for resources from the Primary workshops, I am working on them. Because there are several files I'm trying to clean them up, the sun is shining and calling me outside! I'm going to post some now.

First Power points have to be linked, because they are too big for this site.

One of the Sept 26 K-3 PP is missing, but I'll put up the other one. 

There is also a 'Log that Julie created, I'm putting that together. It's tough to coordinate the two, along with the video.


Comment by Ray Myrtle on September 10, 2015 at 11:44am

I helped record the K/1 series and I think primary teachers will find them valuable! I was impressed with the ideas. There were plenty of suggestions for TTOCs, and if I was an intermediate TTOC and thought I might have to be called to a K/1  classroom, I now know a few strategies I could use!

Comment by Ray Myrtle on April 23, 2015 at 9:01pm

We are increasing our support for primary teachers, and on April 27th, Monday afternoon in Vancouver, you can attend:

Start Up Your Primary Class with Confidence (K-3) - Elaine Tan Comeau
Start the year confidently with great strategies and resources to make your first weeks a huge success! Elaine will share her practical ideas and strategies gained from 12 years of teaching primary classrooms.

See the full flyer at

To register go to:


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