Week #6: Sept. 16th – 20th

No classes this Thursday and Friday
We have a short, busy week this week. Thursday will be a PD (Professional Development) Day for teachers, and Friday is our September break holiday.

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Dot Day Today
The Dot is a book by Peter H. Reynolds.

51D4P7193SL._SX471_BO1,204,203,200_In this inspiring, award-winning story of self-expression and creativity from Peter H. Reynolds, Vashti thinks she can’t draw. But her teacher is sure that she can. She knows that there’s creative spirit in everyone, and encourages Vashti to sign the angry dot she makes in frustration on a piece of paper. This act makes Vashti look at herself a little differently, and helps her discover that where there’s a dot there’s a way… With wit, charm and free-spirited illustrations, Peter H. Reynolds encourages even the stubbornly uncreative among us to make a mark – and follow where it takes us.


Thank you, parents, for supporting Dot Day today. The students participated in a variety of dot craft activities activities in class as well as a group activity with Mr. Matt. Students used coloured bottle caps and worked together to help create a couple of floor mosaics in the Atrium.

At the end of the day, PYP students and teachers met in the Atrium for an acoustic sing-along of The Dot Song.

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House Spirit Day
Thank you, parents, for coming out to support our students last Friday as they participated in relay races in house teams.

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Literacy
Reading Buddies

Last Friday our Grade 10 Reading Buddies came to visit us once again. We look forward to their second visit.

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Numeracy Connections at Home
Here are some ideas you can do at home to help strengthen your child’s number skills:

  • Ask your child one more/one less from a given number- most students will not go past 20 at this time. If you feel that your child can go past 20, go for it!
  • Ask your child to count out items in your home-spoons, forks, cups etc. Next, you can ask them which item you have more than/few than.
  • Give problems for your child to solve when cooking, shopping, making models etc. For example, you can say, “There are 6 eggs in the box. Our recipe will use 4. How many eggs will be left?  “If there was one more/one less eggs in the box, how many would there be?”
  • Sorting/ organizing items into two groups. Next, ask your child to explain why he/she sorted it the way he/she did.
  • Play War or Snap with your child (2 person card game)

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Library/Reading Resources
Students brought home their library folders today.

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Library folders are due next week Friday morning (Sept 27th) as there are no classes this Friday.
Thank you.

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Important Dates
calendar reminderPD Day – Thurs. 19th Sept. (school closed for students)
NO SCHOOL –  Fri. 20th Sept.
NO SCHOOL –  Mon. 14th Oct. (In remembrance of HM King Bhumibol)
EY3 Field Trip: KIDZANIA –  Thurs. 17th Oct., 2019
October Break –  Monday October 21st – 25th, 2019

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