This week has been a big step forward for many of our students where they began to put together the different things that we have been working on during this unit to create their own pieces of work.a
We asked the students to share their passion with us by choosing a digital tool, and then thinking about the audience who they want to connect with. A lot of the students amazed us with some of the things they shared.
Get Epic Hours
We have had several questions from parents and students about why Get Epic is asking for you to pay money. Epic is free to use during school hours, so probably from 6am – 3pm Monday-Friday. If you try to access it after school hours, it’ll ask you to buy a family account.
Help Desk Padlet
As we move forward, with a growth mindset, please remember that learning systems and routines take time to establish so it is perfectly expected for students to be asking questions and sometimes being not sure what to do.
The Help Desk Padlet is always monitored during school hours, and we try to respond as quickly as possible. It’s also a good chance for students to help one another if they know the answer to a question.
Weekly Parent Meeting
For parents, we have a weekly meeting on Wednesday mornings at 8:00am. The link will be sent out in an email as it is against policy to post it in a public forum. If you ever have any questions or concerns, feel free to pop-in at that time and talk to the teachers.
If you have any urgent questions or concerns, you can always email your homeroom teacher directly.
The Week Ahead
Please find the planner for Week 6 – September 13-17 – at this link. Our new unit is about how “Digital Media provides us with many ways to express ourselves.”
Language – We will be starting our narrative writing which will continue for the next week and a half.
Math – We will focus on rounding and greater than/less than.
UOI – We will focusing on how to choose the correct digital tool and way of communication depending on the intended audience.
Reading – We will being doing reading groups next week. In general, students will usually have two days of guided reading group with their homeroom teacher and their EA. The other three days will usually require the students to complete independent reading tasks.
Here is what you will need for the week ahead, in both homeroom and specialist classes.
Our Daily Schedules can be found below. We will stick to this schedule as closely as we can.
As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact your homeroom teacher.