Weekly Digest

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Thank you to those who took the time to review your child’s first memoir drafts.  I have since read the revised copies, and a second revision and edit will take place next week after conferencing with each student.  Very soon, the students’ work will be done and I will begin the task of assembling the magazine.  Please send along any photos you may have that will complement your child’s writing.  It doesn’t necessarily have to be a picture from the exact moment.  For example, if your child wrote about getting a new pet, a recent picture of the two of them would suffice.

Speaking of the magazine, I would like to acknowledge and give a big “THANK YOU” to Mr. Justin Kowalczyk (Caleb’s dad) who made a very, very generous donation of $400 to put toward the printing costs.  This will be a big help to alleviating costs to the students for their own copies.  Until the print run is ready, I won’t know final costs but more details will follow as the project develops.

Students were presented with a project in science today.  Please afford your child some time to research his/her chosen system in the human body.  Class time will be provided, of course, but additional time outside of school will be needed too.  A copy of the project requirements should be in your child’s Reminder Binder under Projects.

Enjoy the Family Day weekend!

Homework for Thursday February 11th

Reminders

  • Please return report card envelope and bottom portion of page 3-4.
  • Dance link

Homework

  • Reading: gather board game materials (on-going)
  • Science:  human body pack on-going; begin initial research for your inquiry project.
  • PHE:  Tues. & Thurs. 

Question of the Day: A cruise ship called the Titanic II is being built and will set sail in 2018.  (Read the article here.)  We all know what happened to the original Titanic when it first set sail.  Would you buy a ticket for the first voyage of the new ship?  Why/why not?

 

Homework for Wednesday February 10th

Reminders

  • Please return report card envelope and bottom portion of page 3-4 by Thurs.
  • Dance link

Homework

  • Word Study:  List Nine test on Thurs.
  • Reading: gather board game materials (on-going)
  • Social Studies:  roles of the family members due Thurs.
  • Science:  human body pack on-going
  • PHE:  Tues. & Fri. 

Question of the Day: If you could play the role of any character in any movie, who would you choose?

 

 

Homework for Tuesday February 9th

Reminders

  • Please return report card envelope and bottom portion of page 3-4 by Thurs.

Homework

  • Word Study:  List Nine test on Thurs.; Collective Nouns due Wed.
  • Reading: gather board game materials (on-going)
  • Social Studies:  roles of the family members due Thurs.
  • Science:  skeletal system quiz on Wed.
  • PHE:  Tues. & Fri. 

Question of the Day:  If you could re-design your bedroom to look any way you want, what would you do to it?

 

 

Homework for Monday February 8th

Reminders

  • Please return report card envelope and bottom portion of page 3-4 by Thurs.

Homework

  • Word Study:  List Nine test on Thurs.; Collective Nouns due Wed.
  • Reading: gather board game materials (on-going)
  • Math:  Decimals #1-26 due Tues.
  • Science:  skeletal system quiz on Wed.
  • PHE:  Tues. & Fri. 

Question of the Day: What was your single greatest highlight from Friday’s trip?

 

 

Student of the Week

I had a few candidates in mind for SOTW this week but it was decided on Friday’s field trip:  Jenna-Ann!  During the trip, Jenna had asked our guide, Rose, a really good question about life in the longhouse (so much so that even I was interested in the answer).  During lunch, she kindly gave up her seat so that two other students could have a place to eat.  What a wonderful gesture!

Leave your congratulatory messages for Jenna-Ann here.