Thank you to all of the veterans, parents, grandparents, and siblings who were able to join us in remembrance on Friday. We will remember them, and their sacrifice.
Last week, we had our Faith Buddy day on Wednesday morning, and joined with the kindergarten students to look at Dignity of Persons. We talked about including everyone, and making them feel welcome. We finished by designing a page for our book, where each team of buddies wrote, "I can..." and drew a picture to illustrate it. It was nice to see everyone working together!
This week is a short week, due to the PD Day on Friday. There are no classes for students on Friday. I am looking forward to meeting many parents on Thursday night during interview evening. If you have not yet booked an interview, but would like to, there are a few spots left Thursday evening, or send me a note and we can meet at another time.
Thursday is also Crazy Hair/Hat day! Wear your craziest hat and/or wildest hairdo and bring a loonie or a toonie for United Way!
Here is what we are up to:
Math - We have finished our patterning unit in both grades and will begin a very short unit on angles (geometry). We are following the MathUp program, and this unit is only 3 lessons long, followed by a short test. The next unit is measurement, including time and elapsed time, which is a difficult concept. Telling time on an analogue clock, and calculating elapsed time are both very challenging for students. This is something you can easily practice at home, by asking what time it is (on an analogue clock), asking what time it will be in 25 minutes, how long you have before you have to leave for something, etc. Grade 4 have to tell time to the nearest minute, Grade 5 have to know to the nearest second, and will also have to know time on the 24 hr clock.
Language Arts - We are still waiting for the Read-aloud to arrive from the school we are borrowing it from, so we have not yet started in Grade 4, but hope to in a day or 2. In Grade 5 we have started reading A Dog's Life, and have made our predictions of what the story will be about.