Saturday, January 14, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Busy week next week

Hi Parents/Guardians,

We have a busy week in Div. 7 next week, and while the students are keeping track in their planners, I wanted to ensure that you had all the due dates handy so you can plan accordingly.

On Monday the students are having a music test on the notes and their values. This is not anything new, but work they've been doing for months but which some are still struggling a bit with. Hopefully this extra practice will help them in reading music.

On Tuesday the students are having a unit test in subtraction.

On Wednesday there will be a small quiz in science on the parts of the skeleton, and the students will have class time to review for it next week.

Grade fives have DARE again next Thursday, and they need to bring their permission forms back then.

Students need to be ready to COMPLETE their group projects in Socials next THursday so please make sure they remember to bring anything from home they need (print-outs, drawings, models, puppet show theatres, etc.) They will present them on Friday.

Oh, one more thing... we are having art tomorrow and many students do not have Sharpies at school. If your child would like, I have some I picked up at Costco. .75 will cover the cost!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

This and that...

Tomorrow the grade five students will begin the DARE program, which is being taught by an RCMP constable. The grade four students will work on other Health and Career activities during this time with me.

On Friday the grade four students will be having a quiz on time. They did their review today, so in order to have time to review their answers tomorrow, I moved the quiz back a day. They need to know how to read an analog clock, the difference between am and pm, how to tell time on a 24-hour clock and how to solve some word problems involving time.

The written portion for Social Studies is due tomorrow. This is based on the notes the students completed before Christmas. It is not a huge amount of writing, and students have had several blocks of time to work on this and the visual part of the project. The visual part and the written part must be ready in combination next week (so, if it's a poster, that is due. If it's a puppet show, students must be ready to present next Thursday). The class will have at least one more block of time to work on this, and then groups need to look at coordinating outside of class. Please contact me if this is a concern.

My apologies on the quick turn-around for the spelling bee. I received the information on Friday, and we need to have names in to the school for this Friday, but some students will be away on the ski trip, so we are having our class bee tomorrow. I hope that I have emphasized to the students that this is not meant to be a stressful experience, but that they should review their words tonight so they'll feel ready tomorrow.


The students were introduced to the art of zentangle last week... Here are a few photos demonstrating just how engrossed the students were in their work!