I trust the long weekend was a restful and thankful one. We couldn’t have asked for better weather!
One thing I’ve noticed this month has been a high rate of incomplete homework. As the graph below shows, this week alone we’ve lost 44 points to incomplete homework.
Students are always provided class time to begin and possibly complete the assigned work. Only when time runs out does it become homework. Even when students finish other tasks early, they’re encouraged to finish outstanding homework before engaging in free time activities. Last week, I was dismayed to find that only 11/30 students completed a map assignment in social studies. Two periods (and several catch up periods) were allocated over a span of eight days. Check your child’s Dojo report and see if homework completion has become an issue. Setting aside a time, place and routine is necessary for ensuring that students complete their work on time. Thank you for your support.
Our Read-a-thon is almost complete. We’ve crested the $600 mark, earning two of the three chosen rewards; but the final reward is another $300+ away. I’ve had contributions from about half the class. Please ensure your child participates in some way, both for the sake of a worthy cause, and to participate in the rewards that are earned. As I’ve stated before, please contact me if there’s a reason why your child cannot participate in the read-a-thon.
Next Friday, will be the actual read-a-thon with a morning walk to Sadler’s Pond (expect to see a permission form next week). Parents are welcome to join us; I would love to have at least two parent-chaperones with us. We should return by 10:15 so you’ll still have the rest of the day to yourself. Simply indicate your interest on the permission form at the bottom of the page and I’ll confirm with you by Thursday. Upon return, we’ll spend the rest of the day living up to our pledges by reading, reading and reading.
In addition to the Sadler’s Pond permission form, you’ll also receive a second one for our trip to Windsor Airport on the 25th. There is no cost for this trip, but I will need at least two chaperones to join us. Please indicate your interest on that form if you’re free to attend. Both forms (Sadler’s & airport) should come back to the school together to avoid any confusion.
On Monday, we’ll be having a quiz on addition and subtraction. An extra practise sheet is available under the homework post here on the blog if you’d like your child to get some addition practise (answer key is included).
If you and your child(ren) haven’t yet purchased spirit wear this year, this weekend is your last chance. This year we’re celebrating EPS’s 10th anniversary with a commemorative shirt. This, along with all the spirit wear logos, were designed by yours truly. In addition, 6M benefits from some of the profits for projects throughout the school year so it’s a win-win! Go to this website to place your order. Do not pay for shipping; items will be sent to the school. Happy shopping and happy weekend!
Nathan is our newest SOTW! Nathan participated well in class last week (even remembered the word “aeronautics” in science), and he scored well on the math quiz. However, what cinched it for him was his willingness to relocate his seat (away from a friend) so that another student could be closer to the front. What a wonderful show of kindness, Nathan!
Leave your congratulatory messages for Nathan here.