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Dear Parents/Guardians,

Thank you to those families who helped provide food for today’s potluck lunch.  My apologies for the short notice but we managed to pull it off and enjoy a filling lunch.  Today’s Multicultural Day celebrations were a great way to cap a busy week.  The students worked hard on making our classroom look as Swiss as possible; we had games, puzzles, videos and food for the visitors from other classes.

With the busyness of Multicultural Day out of the way, it will be back to the grind with the numerous projects on the go.  The cereal box book report due date is fast approaching.  Students should be finished their book by now and working on draft copies of the content that goes into the project.  I hope to have them all completed by the end of the month.  In writing, students should be beginning the draft stage of their children’s stories and be bringing home a copy to share with you in the coming week.  By the beginning of May, I would like to see everyone working on the final product.  There is no planned homework for the long weekend (students were given more time today to finish yesterday’s word study) but those falling behind timelines in both the reading and writing projects may need to make up for lost time by catching up this weekend.

Below you’ll see movie trailers for a read aloud we did a while back.  Students worked in pairs using iMovie on the school’s iPads.  “The House on Hackman’s Hill” is about a pair of cousins who venture into an abandoned house to find a mummy.  Have a look and see if your child’s trailer got the job done.

I have noticed a slip in organization by many over the past few months.  Desks are starting to lose their neat and orderly look and Reminder Binders are beginning bulge with excessive papers.  Anything in the Overflow section is free to be removed at home.  Other contents should be placed within the rings of the binder itself.  Essentially, I should be able to hold the binder from the spine and nothing fall out.  This extended weekend might be a good time to tidy up the Reminder Binder.

I’m still waiting on word from the printers about our magazine.  I guess we’ll have to wait until next week to receive it.  Fortunately, Home and School was kind enough to donate $150 to help pay for the project, so we thank them for their generosity.

Reminders

  • Track & field training camp on-going

 Homework

  • Word Study:  List #14  pretest Tues.; Your Notebook #2-4 & 9 due Tues.
  • Reading:  research your author for your cereal box project; have rough drafts done by next week.
  • Writing:  draft of children’s story due by next week.
  • PHE: Tues. & Fri.

Question of the Day:  What are your extra long weekend plans?  

 

Reminders

  • Track & field training camp on-going
  • Bring your potluck food tomorrow

 Homework

  • Word Study:  List #14  pretest Tues.; Your Notebook #2-4 & 9 due Tues.
  • Reading:  research your author for your cereal box project.
  • PHE: Tues. & Fri.

Question of the Day:  What is the scariest movie you’ve ever seen?  

 

Greetings, Parents/Guardians,

(This was already sent out via Class Dojo broadcast.)

I apologize that this is coming with short notice but today, as a class, we discussed having a pot luck lunch on Thursday for Multicultural Day. Students have signed up what they would like to bring and will HOPEFULLY tell you about it tonight! If the dish could be ethnic in nature, that would be ideal, but cookies, chips and other conventional foods are acceptable too. All we need is enough for sampling, since there are 20 students in the class. We do have a peanut and egg allergy in the room (only if ingested) so please identify any dishes that contain these ingredients. I do not have refrigerator space, nor an ability to reheat dishes, unfortunately. Items that need to remain chilled could be placed in coolers for the morning. Items requiring heat will have to be dropped off already heated during the 11 o’clock hour. Please include necessary utensils for serving. I will provide plates and cutlery. Students need to bring their own drink. It might be wise to label containers so that you get them back at the end of the day. If you have any questions, fire away! Thank you!!!

Reminders

  • Track & field training camp on-going

 Homework

  • Word Study:  List #14  pretest next Tues.; #1-7 due Wed.
  • Reading:  research your author for your cereal box project.
  • PHE: Wed. (then Tues. & Fri. after Easter weekend)

Question of the Day:  Mountain climbing or scuba diving?

 

Reminders

  • Gently used soccer gear for Tanzania due Tues.
  • Track & field training camp on-going

 Homework

  • Word Study:  List #14  pretest next Tues.; #1-7 due Wed.
  • Reading:  research your author for your cereal box project.
  • PHE: Wed. (then Tues. & Fri. after Easter weekend)

Question of the Day:  If you could do any kind of activity during outdoor recess break, what kinds of activities would you want to do?  I ask this Q of the D based on an article in the Windsor Star featuring a school in New Zealand where students have no restrictions.  Click this link to read the article.

 

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