We hope everyone has had a wonderful first week back. The students have done a great job getting back into the swing of things, and we are please with the high-level of work and thinking that that they are exhibiting.
We tuned into what ‘needs’ and ‘wants’ really mean, and then transitioned into human rights and the rights of children. Next week, we will be focusing on how our children’s responsibilities are connected to certain rights.
Ms. Lindsey read about Malala’s Magic Pencil during library time and some of the responses to it were quite amazing.
In math, we are learning about different addition and subtraction strategies. After developing a strong foundation with these number skills, it should be easier for the students to transition to multiplication and division after the winter break.
Weekly Parent Meeting
For parents, we have a bi-weekly meeting on Wednesday mornings at 8:15am. 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 11– October 25 – 29 – at this link.
Language – We will read a book about Malala and then develop a character profile for her.
Math – We will begin exploring different strategies for solving addition problems.
UOI – We will be finishing up our Who We Are unit and learning about our responsibilities as they pertain to our rights.
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.