We hope everyone has enjoyed the short week and is looking to having a few days off.
Here is some amazing work that are students created for Dot Day!
Narrative Writing Assessment Feedback
All of the students who have submitted the Three Pigs narrative writing will be receiving a rubric and a video with feedback about their strengths and weaknesses. We will be using these as a guide to help the students focus on where they need to improve and where they are excelling and could possibly help other students to improve.
Parent-Teacher Conference – Friday – September 24, 2021
We will be having our first round of parent- teacher conferences next Friday, September 24th. The sign-up links will be sent out in the parent email from Ms. Jen.
Please try to sign up for a 15-minute block on that day. If you cannot make it, please email the homeroom teacher and let them know when you will be available.
Students will still have class on Friday, September 24th. They will have a House Day with numerous activities scheduled by our specialist teachers.
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 learning how to “show, not tell” when describing characters and what they are doing or how they are feeling.
Math – We will continue to focus on building our foundational number skills.
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.