Our read-a-thon was a huge success! Not only did we break our goal of $1 000, but our total of $1 225 is an all-time high for funds raised in my career as a teacher!! I was impressed with last year’s haul, but this year we went even further. Thank you for your support! All the funds go directly back to the students through resources and programs. We’ll sort out when the rewards are given and I’ll communicate any necessary information to you via Dojo. In the meantime, I’ve asked the students to talk to you about what items you could provide for the pot luck (appetizers, mains, desserts, drinks, cutlery/plates/napkins). No commitment yet, just a feeler so we don’t end up with 30 bags of chips…😉
On Wednesday, we had a heart-to-heart about homework and the importance of responsibility. Sadly, there were 22 cases of incomplete homework this week, all handed out on Wednesday. Time is always provided to get work done; it all depends on your child’s work pace and ability to focus during that time. If you’re seeing “homework incomplete” deductions on your child’s Dojo report, please develop an after school routine to ensure he/she is finishing what is expected. Unfinished work puts gaps in learning and eventually has an impact on assessments. Many of the low scores in last week’s word study test can be attributed to incomplete homework and a lack of studying. Homework is posted daily on the blog too so you can confirm what is due by checking in here.
Speaking of tests, we have a quiz in social studies on Tuesday. We’ve spent a large portion of our first unit learning about mapping, as it relates to continents and oceans, countries and their location, and more recently, global trade activity. Students need to review the contents of their SS duo tangs, preferably daily, so that this information sinks in. Also, some students will have a second shot at last week’s math quiz. Having gone over their errors with them individually, we noted that many marks were lost to careless errors (forgetting to regroup, for example), or failing to read instructions or word problems carefully. Those students were given a blank copy of the test to try again as practise for Monday. Please check in with your child to see if he/she is among that group. I’ll post the answer key to the quiz this weekend so they can check their “redo” of the quiz.
Finally, we’re off to the airport on Wednesday morning. After the bell rings, we’ll do a quick attendance check and head straight for the bus. Please ensure your child is at school on time as we cannot wait for late arrivals. We should return during the 11 o’clock hour.
Have a wonderful weekend! The warm weather seems to be lingering around…
Put your hands together for Lisette, our newest SOTW winner! Lisette’s participation was up last week; she was among the leaders in Dojo points; and she spent some recess time finishing her word study, which helped improve her mark from the last test. Great effort, Lisette!
Leave your congratulatory messages for Lisette here.