Monday, November 21, 2022
Our Remembrance Day assembly was a lovely tribute to Veterans past and present. Thank you to all parents who attended. We’ve put our Remembrance Day art up for display and hope parents take a peek during parent teacher meetings this week. If you have not already booked your time, the booking system is open at this time.
We are practicing paragraph writing in ELAL. Ask your child to explain how a paragraph is similar to a hamburger. We have been focusing on topic sentences and how to write a topic sentence that hooks readers.
While reading, we have been learning that good readers make connections to text. There are three “brain pockets” that we access when we read in order to connect to texts: Memory, facts and imagination. Students created their own representation of their brain pockets in their visual journals. We listened to a classical music piece and were amazed how we all connected to the music it in a different way.
In Social, both grades made the connection that where people lived in the past influenced the materials and resources that they had at their disposal for food, transportation, clothes, shelter and tools. This will be further explored in our next assignment in which the students will explore the history of Indigenous groups in Alberta (grade 4) and Canada (grade 5).
In Science, grade 5 students recorded weather data during the past week to look for patterns. Grade 4 students continue to explore light and shadows.
- Please visit the online booking system in order to make an appointment for a conferences. Conferences are in person Thursday evening, and virtually Friday morning.
- There is no school this Friday (November 25th) due to conferences.
- Please label all mittens, hats, boots and coats.
Have a great week,
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Yikes! It is cold out there!
We have had indoor recess and lunches the past few days as temperatures plummet well below zero. During indoor recess, students remain in the classroom while they take a break. They can choose to read, visit with friends, draw or explore the classroom games and activities. For lunch on cold days, students head to the gym to eat for the first half of the lunch break, then return to the classroom to hang out for the remainder of lunch.
Please ensure that your child’s items are marked with a name. The lost and found is filling up!
We have focused on preparing for our Remembrance day assembly this week. Students have created art pieces that will be part of the assembly slideshow, as well as finished up writing their postcards for peace. In their postcards, students reflected on how they show courage at home and at school. Several students have volunteered to take on a reading part at the assembly. All students will contribute their voices to the songs we are singing and choral poems we are reciting.
During writing time, we have learned about cinquain poems and have used this formulaic poem style to write about Remembrance Day.
- Grade 5 & 6 Science Fair students will meet at lunch on Wednesdays
- Please send your child in light coloured tops and dark bottoms for Thursdays assembly
- All students will receive a poppy on Thursday. Poppy donations are being collected at the office.
Have a great week!