Treaty 6 Acknowledgment

We acknowledge that we are on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting grounds, gathering place, and travelling route to the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, Dene and Nakota Sioux. We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.

 

Welcome to Mrs. Calder's E-Teacher page.  I am excited to take on the First Nations, Metis and Inuit teaching at Lamont Elementary. Please feel free to view this page on a regular basis to see what we are up to at our school. You can also catch up on what is happening by following @calder_grade3 on Twitter. If you’d like to contact me directly you can send me an e-mail at joanne.calder@eips.ca. I am looking forward to getting to work with all grades this year!   

Joanne Calder

REMINDER:  We are a Nut Aware School and we are also not able to have anything containing eggs. Do not send products to school which may contain these substances.  For more information, please contact the office (895-2269).

Meet the Teacher

Mrs. Joanne Calder

Mrs. Joanne Calder

My name is Joanne Calder.  Lamont is extremely dear to my heart as it is where I grew up and went to school myself.  My entire teaching career has been at Lamont Elementary School.  I taught grade five my first year teaching in the 2007-2008 school year and have taught grade three ever since. This year I am excited to be able to work with all grades and take on the new journey of teaching about the First Nations, Metis and Inuit cultures. 

In the summer of 2008 I married my husband Scott Calder, who is an Emergency Services Advisor at Sherritt and is also a captain on the volunteer Fire Department in Lamont. 

In the 2011-2012 school year, I was away on maternity leave with my daughter Cheyanne, who was born on November 7, 2011 and my second maternity leave was with my son Jaxon for the 2014-2015 School Year.  He was born on July 25, 2014.  

When I am not teaching or planning awesome things for us to do at school… I enjoy camping, shopping, playing ball, curling, dining-out and spending time with family and friends. 

 

SOME OF MY FAVORITE Things:

Disney

Lululemon           

Big Brother

Starbucks     

Restaurant: Joey Tomatoes

Color: Blue    

Sports: curling, baseball, hockey (Oiler's Fan) 

 

Lamont Elementary School is a Leader in Me School with L.E.S. standing for “Leaders Every Second”.  At our School we want to “Ignite the Leader Within” by using the 7 habits below to help your child become a confident leader within the school and community.  Here is an outline of what each habit means.  

7 HABITS OF A HAPPY CHILD (LEADER IN ME)

Habit 1 — Be Proactive

You're in Charge

I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods. I do not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.

Habit 2 — Begin with the End in Mind

Have a Plan

I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision. I look for ways to be a good citizen.

Habit 3 — Put First Things First

Work First, Then Play

I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.

Habit 4 — Think Win-Win

Everyone Can Win

I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives.

Habit 5 — Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

Listen Before You Talk

I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. I look people in the eyes when talking.

Habit 6 — Synergize

Together Is Better

I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different than me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions than anyone of us can alone. I am humble.

Habit 7 — Sharpen The Saw

Balance Feels Best

I take care of my body by eating right, exercising and getting sleep. I spend time with family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school. I find meaningful ways to help others.