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  • nanis4925 8:49 pm on November 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    I’ll be the first one to admit my first couple of years I was pretty hard on the refs. Sidney Crosby.

    Can you relate back to this quote Mr. Sylvester?
     
    • Kevin sylvester 8:02 pm on November 12, 2013 Permalink

      Yes. I’m a very grumpy goalie sometimes.

  • akaramat 9:14 am on November 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: #bellmoore, #bellmoorebulldogs, citizenship, gender, global citizen, Kevin Sylvester, social justice,   

    Our intermediates are looking at how professional athletes/celebrities can make a difference in the world or in their community.
    ” How/why might a star athlete/celebrity be recognized as a GLOBAL CITIZEN?”

    With respect to the Splinters text by K. Sylvester our class looked at the discourses built into the text— gender related issues, social justice issues (bullying), economic status, access to sport, life lessons etc.

    Excellent text!

     
    • apuley 2:28 pm on November 7, 2013 Permalink

      Thanks so much for sharing @akaramat! It is amazing to see how many levels of meaning can be pulled from a text. Have your students post their discoveries here. I’d love to see what they’re thinking.

    • tjacobs4949 9:27 am on November 11, 2013 Permalink

      hi

    • fcarver9916 9:31 am on November 11, 2013 Permalink

      Hockey is a unisex sport and girls should NOT be made fun of or thought as horrible players for participating in the sport. It doesn’t matter what you have or wear, you shouldn’t be made fun of or bullied. -Maddie&Faith 🙂

    • ovanryn4747 9:36 am on November 11, 2013 Permalink

      You shouldn’t be judged on what your uniform looks like (new or old) it only matters for your love of the sport and how you play. If you have really bad equipment and you are a star player you shouldn’t be judged on how you play by how much money you have. – Caitlin & Olivia

    • rrioux4046 9:39 am on November 11, 2013 Permalink

      This text is related to Economic status because the story is about how the girl likes to play hockey but her family doesn’t have much money so she has to raise money so she can play. also she didn’t have enough money for equipment so she had to use her moms old stuff and she got teased which ties in with bullying. Does it take the newest equipment to be recognized? Rachel& Taylor 😛

    • ndesilva7666 9:46 am on November 11, 2013 Permalink

      In the text even though Cindy didn’t have the best equipment she still worked towards her goal of being on a hockey team. With all the put downs and bullying she persevered through her struggles. This shows what you can do if you set your mind to it and don’t give up no matter what people say about you. #bellmoorebulldogs
      Nicolas D.& Zachary K. 😉

    • lmoses9918 9:51 am on November 11, 2013 Permalink

      This text is related to the Disney movie “Cinderella”. First of all Cindy’s family doesn’t have enough money to pay for her to be on a hockey team. When she tries out, the Blister sisters make fun of her, call her names and lower her self-esteem. She went through many obstacles, had the determination, and the Blister sister’s knocked her down but Cindy just got back up. She made the team and was made the team captain with little help from her “FairyGoalTender”. This book teaches us many life lessons like how to never give up and stay determined, not to judge a book by its cover, and equality.
      ~Olivia&Leshae :*
      #bellmoorerocks #love #peace #nutella

    • tjacobs4949 9:52 am on November 11, 2013 Permalink

      In any sport it SHOULD not matter what the players gender is or what their financial situation that they are in. Those players that are bullyng people for any reason should realize that it is not there fault if they do not have enough money and hockey is not just a male sport its for both both genders. They should not judge those people because they are a girl or they are poor, they should be judged on how well they play. – Noah & Trent

    • apedro3139 10:02 am on November 11, 2013 Permalink

      No one should be judged. Not based on gender or even what you wear. in “Splinters”Cindy is made fun of and thought of as less just because of what she wore and because it was outdated and not the “best”equipment. You should never be discouraged because of what people say, just try your best and be judged on how you play not because of what you wear.
      -Adam P & Andrew

    • rgarden9950 10:10 am on November 11, 2013 Permalink

      They should not be judging her she wore old clothes but she was better they were judging her to quickly, they actually should not be JUDGING her at all. She did her best she rocked at it she was good with or without her good equipment. that made her amazing. Dont judge anyone even if they r mean to u like cindys team was. In the end u should just be nice to the people u work or play with.:):):):):):):):):):):):)

      “Ryan Garden”

  • apuley 5:58 pm on October 29, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Kevin Sylvester’s, Splinters, read by The Hamilton Bulldogs 

    Another amazing reading of Kevin Sylvester’s book, Splinters, by the Hamilton Bulldogs hockey team. We are so proud to bring this to you.

    Enjoy!

     
    • acook3602 8:09 pm on November 1, 2013 Permalink

      I liked how she made the team and she never gave up.

    • kevin sylvester 12:03 pm on November 4, 2013 Permalink

      This is so cool! I am touched!

    • dcaimac7926 11:01 am on November 5, 2013 Permalink

      Ikr 😮

    • dcaimac7926 11:12 am on November 5, 2013 Permalink

      This book is very good. @acook3602 same 😀

    • dcheswor6553 11:39 am on November 5, 2013 Permalink

      awesome book about cinderella!!

    • dthieu4867 11:39 am on November 5, 2013 Permalink

      gogo

    • smanojlo7595 11:43 am on November 5, 2013 Permalink

      i like the art style

    • atisma3937 11:52 am on November 5, 2013 Permalink

      i like how you switched up the story of a princess and made it hockey theme how did you get this idea?

    • smanojlo7595 11:56 am on November 5, 2013 Permalink

      ♥ the book

    • smanojlo7595 11:57 am on November 5, 2013 Permalink

      if you like the bulldogs type in cheese

    • malshaib5281 12:04 pm on November 5, 2013 Permalink

      i think that idea is awesomme!

    • smanojlo7595 12:09 pm on November 5, 2013 Permalink

      i don’t like to play hockey but i like watching it

    • sbell3014 12:15 pm on November 5, 2013 Permalink

      Cindy=Cinderella. Gold skate=glass slipper.

    • hwhiteho2462 12:16 pm on November 5, 2013 Permalink

      I think this book is telling everyone that has a dream to never give up! Even when there are obstacles you have to over come. I like that Cindy never let the blister sisters get in her way of trying out for the hockey game!

    • sbell3014 12:21 pm on November 5, 2013 Permalink

      Same here I’m not the biggest hockey guy but still I think its a good sport when played well. The bulldogs are a pretty good example how hockey SHOULD be played.

    • amcgowan7238 12:22 pm on November 5, 2013 Permalink

      I like that cindy dosent let anyone get in her way

    • sbell3014 12:27 pm on November 5, 2013 Permalink

      The only thing I don’t really understand is why the story is called “Splinters” but the word is only mentioned twice.

    • sbell3014 12:36 pm on November 5, 2013 Permalink

      She was the underdog that wasn’t the underdog.

    • kevin sylvester 3:50 pm on November 5, 2013 Permalink

      I was reading Cinderella, and I thought how silly it was that she wanted to go to a party. So I thought, “what would be a cooler life dream”? I always wanted to play hockey but, like Cindy, we didn’t have a lot of money… so all that became part of the story.

    • kevin sylvester 3:51 pm on November 5, 2013 Permalink

      Splinters is a hockey insult. It means you aren’t good enough to play, so you sit on the wooden bench. You get splinters from the wood in your pants.

    • kevin sylvester 11:39 am on November 6, 2013 Permalink

      🙂

    • kevin sylvester 11:40 am on November 6, 2013 Permalink

      She goes around them… always the better option.

    • mademi4171 1:49 pm on November 6, 2013 Permalink

      I’m going to the bulldogs game on November 13

    • afeta2191 1:50 pm on November 6, 2013 Permalink

      I’m going to the Bulldogs game next Wednesday

    • asheppar9348 2:00 pm on November 6, 2013 Permalink

      why are you touched?
      give me one reason

    • onegrino2850 4:08 pm on November 6, 2013 Permalink

      that is a very cool way to write a story. I thought all the storys were just made up.

    • onegrino2850 4:12 pm on November 6, 2013 Permalink

      how long did it take you to make this book ?

    • vskinner5264 5:25 pm on November 6, 2013 Permalink

      Im going to the bulldog game on November 13

    • jprincip8617 5:42 pm on November 6, 2013 Permalink

      when did you deside to make this book. 😉

    • apuley 10:41 am on November 7, 2013 Permalink

      Hi, there! Mr. Sylvester means that he is happy that the players have read his story – he thinks its pretty neat!

    • lcassidy6611 3:08 pm on November 7, 2013 Permalink

      I think the story is awesome and i really enjoined it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • aespey8743 3:11 pm on November 7, 2013 Permalink

      probley 3 or 4 months but i dont know.

    • awylie7337 10:17 am on November 8, 2013 Permalink

      blister sisters= evil stepsisters coach prince=prince charming fairy goaltender=fairy godmother cindy=cinderella magic zamboni=magic stage coach hockey uniform=ball gown cinderella connections

    • kevin sylvester 4:31 pm on November 9, 2013 Permalink

      I was visiting my brother in Chicago. I couldn’t sleep and was watching a hockey game. I started playing around the story. It took me ten years to make it into a book!

    • kevin sylvester 4:31 pm on November 9, 2013 Permalink

      Mee too!

    • kevin sylvester 4:32 pm on November 9, 2013 Permalink

      Me too! I’ll even wear my Bulldogs jersey and I’ll do some doodling during the game. 🙂

    • egringhu0753 10:38 am on November 12, 2013 Permalink

      I am very exicted about the game!!

    • dhammer0047 10:41 am on November 12, 2013 Permalink

      i am not that exicted about the game

    • lmiller5569 10:43 am on November 12, 2013 Permalink

      Me too

    • dhammer0047 10:44 am on November 12, 2013 Permalink

      i am to it well be fun

    • akirkby7137 10:45 am on November 12, 2013 Permalink

      cool story

    • dhammer0047 10:47 am on November 12, 2013 Permalink

      it wont be that bad

    • akirkby7137 10:47 am on November 12, 2013 Permalink

      i know your going to reply

    • akirkby7137 10:49 am on November 12, 2013 Permalink

      i cant wate for game

    • dcheswor6553 11:46 am on November 12, 2013 Permalink

      tomorrow we go to the bulldogs game !!!!

    • mprevost4402 2:34 pm on November 12, 2013 Permalink

      Me to even the sisters.

    • shansra4904 3:11 pm on November 12, 2013 Permalink

      Anyway you imagine the book splinters it always comes out to be the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • akirkby7137 4:59 pm on November 12, 2013 Permalink

      why

    • kevin sylvester 5:41 pm on November 13, 2013 Permalink

      10 years. Writing is hard work.

    • mgiroux1853 12:51 pm on November 14, 2013 Permalink

      thats a goood complement beido

    • amartin0990 3:04 pm on November 17, 2013 Permalink

      i don’t think it was about cinderella.it was just similar characters sort of like historical fiction but not true.

    • amrdjen4676 12:50 pm on October 23, 2014 Permalink

      I love how Paul was egar to find out who was going to win and thankfully it was the Montreal Canadians keep om reading more books and everyone keep up the great attitude

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