Last week, we spent a lot of time thinking about how we could take action using what we have learned during this unit. The students each designed their own wellness plans, with goals and strategies to improve their physical, mental, and spiritual health in a variety of ways.
In math, we took what we had learned with fractions and went a bit further and investigated the world of probability. This week, the students will be creating their own games, using fair and unfair rules, with probabilty guiding their choices.
We also finished up our final personal narrative for this unit. We have seen an amazing improvement in how the students take events from their lives, and turn them into stories, using dialogue, descriptive language, and time transitions.
On Friday afternoon, G2A did an escape room based on solving mathematical problems and codes using teamwork. It was a huge success and the students are looking forward to the next Escape Room episode.
Last week was a fun-filled week with plenty of visitors who volunteered to come speak with our students and inspire us to be more balanced in our lives!
In math, we are beginning to inquire into how subtraction is connected to addition, and different strategies that we can use to do mental math subtraction problems.
For our reading, we continued to focus on non-fiction texts related to our UOI, and how to find key details and information in a reading. We learned quite a lot this week about mental and spiritual health, and how to deal with stress, the importance of sleep, and how to be in the present and not worry about the future or the past sometimes.
For writing, we are writing another personal narrative. This time, we are focusing on including all of the different elements of writing that we have studied during this UOI – time transition words, dialogue, description.
We will be finishing up this unit next week, and then moving onto our fifth unit of this year – States of Matter.
Overall, it was a very exciting week, which ended with the celebration of Chinese New Year on Friday!
Our first week back was filled with tons of fun and learning as the students showed us that they really did learn a lot while doing remote learning at home.
Thank you, parents, for all of your hard work!!!
This week, we continued to sort out what we knew about telling time, and – for many students – going further and working on problems about time duration. We also reviewed what we had learned about fractions and inquired into what fractions truly represent.
In language, we focused on writing dialogue and tried to connect it to our UOI (writing dialogues for our puppet shows about home learning) and to math (writing dialogues about time duration problems). Most of the students have a strong understanding of where and how to use quotation marks correctly, but we are still finding out how to use commas while writing.
For our UOI, we continued to learn about what it means to be balanced. We learned about different kinds of exercise and groups designed their own exercise program and led the rest of the class in different activities. We also learned about yoga and the importance of staying hydrated.
Next week, we will be focusing on mental and emotional health, as well as subtraction strategies and a final assessment of fractions and telling time.
Overall, it was a great week and I think all of us were very happy to be back!
Please see the attached notice from the G3 team.
It’s wonderful to have the great news that the Covid-19 situation is easing and that we are allowed back on campus. We are so looking forward to celebrating, reflecting and building upon all of our remote learning achievements and of course to be able to see each each other again.
Of course, it is of paramount importance that we all follow the updated guidelines shared in Ms June’s letter. Only by following these guidelines can we remain in school and keep safe and we will be behaving as a caring and inclusive community to remind each other when needed. Please take the time to review the guidelines below:
One of these guidelines that is particularly note worthy is that masks MUST be worn at all times whilst on campus, with the only exception being when students are eating and drinking (which will take place at a distance). Therefore, we are asking parents to ensure that all students have a spare mask in their bag at all times in case their mask is damaged throughout the school day.
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all once more for all of the hard over the last 3 weeks! We couldn’t have do it without you!
Have a wonderful weekend and we so look forward to seeing you on Monday!
Here is the overview for what we are doing next week – January 18-22. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Week 3 Weekly planner
Here is the Daily Schedule for Friday, January 15th, 2021. Please contact your homeroom teachers if you have any questions or concerns. Please encourage your child to do the extension activities if they seem to be finishing things too quickly.
Friday daily plan
Here is the Daily Schedule for Thursday, January 14th, 2021. Please contact your homeroom teachers if you have any questions or concerns. Please encourage your child to do the extension activities if they seem to be finishing things too quickly.
Here is the Daily Schedule for Tuesday, January 12th, 2021. Please contact your homeroom teachers if you have any questions or concerns. Please encourage your child to do the extension activities if they seem to be finishing things too quickly.Wednesday daily
Here is the Daily Schedule for Tuesday, January 12th, 2021. Please contact your homeroom teachers if you have any questions or concerns.
Tuesday, January 12 Daily Plan