Weekly Digest

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We more or less closed the books on term one today (still some assessment to finish off, however).  Starting Monday, anything we do moving forward will apply to your child’s final report card in June.  Tomorrow, I’ll be working on your child’s report card, which covers the last five months of the school year.  Report cards will go home on Monday February 13th.  Stay tuned for more information about judging your child’s report card in a future Digest.

As I’d highlighted in Class Dojo, we had an incredible day of math with the mock accommodation study.  It was amazing to see the students’ opinions change, not only in light of new information, but in discussion among themselves.  Mrs. Meloche tweeted a couple of photos out, which can be seen on the school’s webpage.  You’ll have to scroll down through the Twitter feed to see them.

We got some good news about the Royal Canadian Legion Remembrance Day poster contest.  Of 243 entries, 131 came from Essex, and all the poster winners in the junior division were in grade six!  Among the winners were Paige (2nd place) and Madyson (1st) in the black and white poster category!  Congratulations, ladies!

I have almost all pieces of writing for the magazine project, which means I can begin the layout (after report cards…). I estimate I’ll need about two weeks to get things together, plus we need a photo shoot for the front cover.  I’m also looking for photos to accompany your child’s writing.  I’ve received a few already but I welcome as many as possible.  Once the layout is in order, it only takes a few days to be printed and bound.  Thanks to the spirit wear order, I can cover the cost of one magazine per student.  I will make a digital pdf copy available to everyone too.  If you would like an extra paper copy, there will be a cost but I won’t know that until it’s ready for print.  Please send me a message if you want more than one paper copy.

Have a wonderful weekend!  Go Patriots!

Homework for Tuesday January 17th

Reminders

  • PA Day on Friday.
  • Pizza orders due by Wed. (tonight, if ordering online)

Homework

  • Word Study: List 8 test on Thurs.; second prefixes page due Wed.
  • Science:  Complete “Your Weight on the Planets” page, due Wed.
  • PHE:  Mon. & Wed. 

Question of the Day:   You’ve just won front row seats (or the best seats) to an event of your choice (sports, theatre, music, etc.).  What/who are you going to see?

Homework for Monday January 16th

Reminders

  • PA Day on Friday.
  • Book orders due by Tues.
  • Pizza orders due by Wed.

Homework

  • Word Study: List 8 test on Thurs.; second prefixes page due Wed.
  • Writing:  some have writing to share with parents:  Lucas, Reece, Elijah, Gavin, Charlie, Caleb
  • Social Studies:  Canadian Foreign Aid map due Tues.
  • Science:  Complete “Your Weight on the Planets” page, due Wed.
  • PHE:  Mon. & Wed. 

Question of the Day:   If you could change your first name to something else, what would you change it to and why?

Student of the Week

It was a short week with a snow day on Tuesday and my workshop on Friday, but the one thing that stood out in my mind was taking up the Math4Today on Thursday; and that’s how Lucas earned the SOTW award this time around.  He was the only one (or at least the first) to pick up on the fraction question having an equals sign and it referring to equivalent fractions (while the rest of us, self included, were oblivious).  That’s a good set of eagle eyes on you, Lucas, well done!

Leave your congratulatory messages for Lucas here.