Student of the Week

There are a number of reasons why Paige has earned her second SOTW award.  First, she worked very diligently to get caught up on the work she missed while she was absent.  Second, she got a “shout out” for being helpful from the supply teacher on Thursday while I was in meetings.  A 100% rating in Dojo and a podium finish on last week’s math test round out what was a very strong week!

Leave your congratulatory messages for Paige here.

Homework for Friday February 24th

Reminders

  • Permission form and $ due by Wed.
  • Twin Day on Tues.
  • Green Heart lunch orders due by Fri.

Homework

  • Word Study:  List 11 test on Fri; back page #5, 6, 8, 9 + Collective Nouns due Mon.
  • Reading:  board game materials needed by Mon.
  • Science:  Unit test next week.
  • PHE:  Mon. & Thurs. 

Question of the Day:  Could I get some feedback on the magazine?  Favourite parts?  Observations?  Comparison to last year’s?  Etc.

Weekly Digest

Dear Parents/Guardians,

To the delight of the students, I distributed copies of “Our Classroom” magazine today.  We enjoyed poring over the pages and admiring each other’s work.  As promised, a digital copy is available here.  Please use the password I sent you in Dojo to access it.  This will allow you to keep a copy that won’t get stained, dog-eared or lost.  Plus, you can share it with family members who might be too far away to see the hard copy.  Enjoy reading this weekend!

Next week, students will begin working on a board game based on our novel study of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”.  I’ve asked groups to formulate a list of materials and bring them in so they can begin putting things together on Monday.  This may require some rummaging around the house for objects, or a trip to the local store for supplies.

Also next week, we’re taking a walk up to Essex High to see a dramatic performance.  Permission forms went home today.  You’re welcome to tag along with us.  However, I’m unable to defray the $5 charge that comes with attending.  If interested, simply fill in the bottom portion of your child’s permission form and include payment with your child’s.

Enjoy the weekend!

Homework for Thursday February 23rd

Reminders

  • Need Report Card slip and envelope from:  Gavin, Lucas
  • Green Heart lunch orders due by Fri. Mar.3

Homework

  • Word Study:  List 11 pretest on Fri; Your Notebook #3, 4 + sentences due Fri.
  • Reading:  board game materials needed by Mon.
  • Science:  Unit test next week.
  • PHE:  Mon. & Thurs. 

Question of the Day:  What kind of reality show would you want to be on?
Need a list?  Here:  Survivor, Amazing Race, Alone (wilderness survival), The Voice, Dancing With the Stars, Master Chef, Big Brother.

Homework for Wednesday February 22nd

Reminders

  • Need Report Card slip and envelope from:  Charlie, Gavin, Lucas, Alysha

Homework

  • Word Study:  List 11 pretest on Fri; Your Notebook #3, 4 + sentences due Fri.
  • Reading:  starting gathering board game materials.
  • Writing:  narrative organizer due Thurs.
  • Science:  Unit test next week.
  • PHE:  Mon. & Thurs. 

Question of the Day:  Below is an infographic showing the different languages spoken around the world (click to enlarge).  The numbers indicate how many people, in the millions, speak each language.  If you could learn a new language (other than French, of course), which would you choose?

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