Monday, 25 September 2017

Week 4: Sept 25-29

Thank you to all of the parents and volunteers who came out to support us in our 18th annual Terry Fox walk! It was a beautiful day for a walk around the neighbourhood! Final numbers have not yet been counted, but you can still make online donations at http://www.terryfox.ca/StClareCatholic. Thank you for your support in keeping Terry's dream alive!

Math - We continue with our daily math warm ups. Lots of math conversation among students! We are continuing Place Value. (Recognizing numbers up to the 10 000 in standard, expanded, words, and place value form). There will be a math quiz on Place Value this week, and we will move into addition and subtraction also this week.

Language Arts - we are finishing our unit on Self-Monitoring by writing a narrative. Students will have a choice of topic. After reading Catching the Moon, we wrote briefly about a dream we have and how we will reach it. Terry Fox also had a dream of running across Canada to raise money for cancer research. Students will have a choice of writing about either their dream in more detail, or writing about Terry Fox and his dream.  We also wrote a CASI reading test, to get a baseline level for each student.  We will write 2 more over the course of the year, to see how students are progressing.

Science - students had a great morning, building structures that use pulleys to perform work in the makerspace. They had a choice of materials to build with, and could build anything that uses a pulley. Most students are finished. We have a lot of cranes, an elevator, and a few others that are incomplete - can't wait to see what they will be!

Religion - we have been competing the Samaritans on the Digital Road. This resource is produced by our board for teachers to engage students in learning about participating in the digital world in a proactive, responsible and compassionate manner. It is built upon the shoulders of Jesus' parable about the Good Samaritan and teaches students how to be responsible digital citizens. We have completed 2 of the 5 lessons, and the students are really enjoying them. Here is a link to the Be Internet Awesome game produced by Google: Be Internet Awesome. Here is a link to the One Day video from Lesson 1: One Day.

Phys Ed - we are finishing up Cross-Country running and continuing with cooperative, team building games.

Don't Forget:

-Library day is now Thursdays for book exchange
-Picture day is Wednesday, (the 27th)

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