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

    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 | Reply

      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 | Reply


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

      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 | Reply

      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 | Reply

      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 | Reply

      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 | Reply

      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 | Reply

      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 | Reply

      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 | Reply

      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.


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