Week of January 20, 2020

The Week Ahead: January 20, 2020 

 

Library is on Monday, as normal this week 

 

Word Work – Word Work Show What You Know (SWYK) will be on Tuesday.  Students will be demonstrating their knowledge of number words. PLEASE RETURN THEIR NUMBER WORD LIST TO SCHOOL ON TUESDAY. 

 

 Bible Memory – TBA. Please see student agenda after school on Monday. 

 

Star of the Week – David 

 

Dance Week- Students will be learning “street beat” dancing skills this week from Nando. Due to this exciting opportunity, regular PE, Music and French switches are cancelled for this week. 

 

Our Learning Journey 

Bible: 

In Bible we continued to learn about Jesus’ early ministry. This week we learned about Jesus calling his disciples and how they became fishers of men, leading the way for us to follow suit. 

Literacy:  

Reading: 

Last week, students continued to practice Checking for Understanding and Cross-Checking while they read. This week, we will review how to read non-fiction text so that we can collect and share information. Students will review and transfer information they collected for their Canadian region and will write an imaginative letter, describing their region as if they are there.  

Please encourage your child to practice these (and other reading strategies) while they do 10-15 minutes of daily Home Reading. 

Writing: 

We are continuing to focus on the 5Ws (who, what, where, when and why) in our writing tasks. This week we started a “Roll-a-Story” where the students were tasked with writing a story that contained a person/animal, object and a place. This week the stories included a boy and a girl or a bat, scissors or a chair, and a city or a mountain. The stories were so creative.   

Math: Last week, we finished our unit on representing numbers in different ways. This week, we will begin a new math unit on skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s, starting from multiples of 2, 5 and 10 as starting points. 

Social Studies: This past week, students used their knowledge of mapping skills to map the RCS playground. Students had a fun time taking their learning outside onto the playground to map out this familiar space.  

 

Important Dates: 

Jan 20- Dance Week (PE, French, Music switches canceled) 

Jan 31 – Teacher Professional Day (No School) 

Feb 17 – Family Day (No School) 

Feb 27 – Student-led Conference 

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