Feb 21

Dear Parents, 

During our literacy centres this week, we talked about how we can learn from good writers and examined ways that you can wrap up a story by rereading some of the books that we have read as a class this year.  Students noticed that some books end when there is a solution to the problem (e.g Swimmy by Leo Lionni), the main character learns a lesson (e.g. Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes), or a surprise (e.g. The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch).   

The student-led conference is scheduled for Thursday, Feb 27.  During the half hour session, your child will take you around to different centres in the classroom.  There will be a Language Arts centre where your child will discuss their reading and writing progress with you. There will be a Math centre where your child will talk about their addition and subtraction strategies as well as teach you their favourite card and iPad game.  The final centre that your child will take you to will highlight some of their learning in Bible, French, and Exploration Time.  About ten minutes will be allotted for each of the three centres 

We began to feature books by award winning writer and illustrator Oliver Jeffers.  His works include Lost and FoundUp and Down, and The Incredible Book Eating Boy.  We watched a video interview of him describing his usual workday and how he likes to always carry a pencil and some paper around to write down his ideas for new books.   

This week we celebrated our 100th day of school. We rotated through to 1N to listen to a 100th day story, 1T to work on a 100th day of school craft, and finally to 1C to play 1010 Puzzles on their iPads.  

In Bible, we reviewed the cycle of misery through the stories of the judges.  The students reflected on what they have learned so far.  Some suggested that we need to always remember God, pray to God if we need help and that God is always by our side. 

Have a fantastic weekend! 

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