Parent-Teacher Interviews take place next Thursday between 4 and 7 pm. Unfortunately, your child’s progress report won’t be going home for another couple of weeks. What complicates the matter is that the Report is designed to cover the first six weeks of school and we’re well past that point in the year already! Some students have performed consistently well, while others have had up and downs throughout our first 2.5 months of school. I don’t want the Progress Report to be misleading but suffice it to say, your child’s performance over the last month may be distinctly different from what the Progress Report might indicate. For those students whose parents I would like to see, I’ll be contacting you through Class Dojo in the coming days. If you don’t receive a message from me, then I have no concerns about your child’s progress at the present moment. However, if you feel the need to schedule an interview because you have concerns or would just like to check in, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
We’re struggling with division these days. A large part of the stumbling block is knowing those multiplication/division facts; hence the continued request to have students practise them at home. Today we watched and followed a video, which I’ve posted to the Homework post. This, along with a step-by-step chart, might be useful in guiding them through their homework this weekend. We are severely behind in math and have a lot of catching up to do before the end of the term. Nevertheless, the four operations are a foundation in mathematics and we need to give it due attention. Ideally, I’d like to wrap up the unit by the end of next week.
If you happened to miss it, the November Newsletter was posted on Tuesday. You’ll see what lies ahead and some notes about the goings-on at school. Please have a look to see if your child made the Celebration Corner.
Remembrance Day was a big success, as noted on my Class Story in Dojo. I’m told by Mr. Chartier, host of the event, that the highlight of the ceremony was the students giving their post cards to the veterans in the crowd. What a great experience for everyone! Below you’ll find a slide show of the students’ artwork and some snapshots of the morning at the cenotaph. Enjoy!