Weekly Digest

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Thank you again for getting the second round of forms signed and returned to the school.  Welcome also to some of the parents who’ve just signed up for Dojo.

Word study is now underway.  Students are given 20 list words, but the focus is on usage and meaning (unlike our spelling dictations of old).  I also weave some grammar into the two-week cycle.  Students will have a practice test (called a pretest) on Monday, and a real test on Friday.  Students are encouraged to get to know their list words well.

In math we’ve been dabbling with numbers up to the millions; mostly by playing games but also doing old fashioned paper/pencil work.  Yesterday, students completed their first quiz and the results are generally good.  Those who fell short mainly missed vital instructions.  Coming up, we’ll look at the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  I always tell my class that math is everywhere.  I encourage you to help keep their mental math skills in check, whether it’s a ride home from the apple orchard, hockey practice or dinner time talk.  Math is better learned in casual discussion if you ask me.

Looking forward to meeting you at tonight’s Welcome Back BBQ at 4:30.  Happy Autumnal Equinox (Saturday)!

Homework for Wednesday September 19th

Reminders

  • PA Day on Friday (no school for students).
  • Harvest Fresh orders due Sun. (online only).
  • Return signed Verification Forms by Thurs.
  • Meet the Staff BBQ on Thurs. 4:30-6:30pm.

Homework

  • Word Study:  List One pretest on Mon.; Your Notebook #2-4 due Thurs.
  • Math:  Numbers to 1 000 000 #1-20 due Thurs.
  • PHE:  Mon. & Fri.

Question of the Day: One thing I miss when it’s back to school is the lovely feeling of sleeping in.  Would you be willing to start school at 10:00am and be able to sleep in, but finish school at 4:30pm?  Why or why not?

Homework for Tuesday September 18th

Reminders

  • PA Day on Friday (no school for students).
  • Harvest Fresh orders due Sun. (online only).
  • Return signed Verification Forms by Thurs.
  • Meet the Staff BBQ on Thurs. 4:30-6:30pm.

Homework

  • Word Study:  List One pretest on Mon.; Your Notebook #2-4 due Thurs.
  • Math:  Quiz on Wednesday (place value)
  • PHE:  Mon. & Fri.

Question of the Day: If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would you choose?

 

Homework for Monday September 17th

Reminders

  • PA Day on Friday (no school for students).
  • Harvest Fresh orders due Sun. (online only).
  • Return signed Verification Forms by Thurs.
  • Meet the Staff BBQ on Thurs. 4:30-6:30pm.

Homework

  • Word Study:  List One pretest on Mon.; #1-5 on the page due Tues.
  • Math:  Quiz on Wednesday or Thursday (place value)
  • PHE:  Mon. & Fri.

Question of the Day: We’re two weeks into grade six.  What has been the biggest highlight for you so far?  (Or what have you enjoyed most?)

 

Student of the Week

Our second SOTW of the year is Gavin!  Gavin was highly productive last week, particularly when it came to working on his map for social studies, and his name art.  He was also been spotted reading quietly when he finishes work early.  Super job, Gavin!

Leave your congratulatory messages for Gavin here.