Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Happy New Year!

Welcome back! We hope everyone enjoyed a restful break.

In our first week back, we wanted to kick off 2018 on a positive note. Students started the week off with lessons and activities on growth mindset, healthy living and resolutions. Students have made specific goals for themselves this year. We are all going to make 2018 a fantastic year!

In gym, students have started a new unit on badminton. We will continue to learn about the sport and develop our skills. Tryouts for the school teams are underway and the tournament will be held next week for boys and girls. In addition this month, we will complete our class curling bonspiel. The students are showing great understanding of the sport and sportsmanship during matches. Keep it up class!

In math, we are wrapping up our unit in patterning and will prepare for Data Management. In this unit, students will be applying their knowledge of measurement to collect data. From there, students will be required to organize, graph, and draw conclusions from the data (i.e., what trends do you notice?; what does it mean?; why do you think there is..?).

Tuesday January 16th, students will have their final assessment on elapsed time. Students can practice/review concepts through the Measurement tab on our class blog. There are many different links for students to use at home. You can also ask your child questions about elapsed time based on your own schedules during the day. For example, "Your ringette game is at 7:00 tonight. It takes you 20 minutes to get dressed and 45 minutes to get there. What time should we leave tonight?"

Our social justice project is well underway! We now have about 30 completed items that range from scarves, hats, headbands and dish cloths. We are also preparing cards with messages to go along with the items we donate. We are so proud of everyone for trying this new skill and their display of stamina and perseverance!

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