Feb 28

Dear Parents,  

The students were invited to 4L today to play arcade games that the grade four students made using cardboards and a whole lot of imagination and creativity.  Just like at an arcade, the students were able to win prizes (gently used toys donated by the grade four students) for playing the games.  This was a great way for 4L to share their learning with their younger peers.   

Thank you again for taking time out to come and celebrate your child’s learning on Thursday during our student led conference.  Hopefully, it provided you with a glimpse of what your child is learning and doing in class. It was also a great reminder of how much the students have grown since the start of the school year.  Children are naturally curious, and it is our job to cultivate that sense of wonder and help them become lifelong learners.     

In Language Arts, we continued to practice our reading strategy of Ask Questions.   When reading with your child, you can employ this strategy to help him/her increase engagement and comprehension of the text. We read StuckThe Way Back Home and Up and Down by Oliver Jeffers. The students reflected on his books and said that he always has a human character, he began most of his story with “Once there was a boy”, and he likes to stretch out the problem in his stories. 

This week, we started our Inquiry unit on Diversity.  Students are expected to see how each person is valued as we are made in the image of God.  We presented some of the questions that we will be inquiring into such as the different home languages that we speak, food that are popular and traditions that we celebrate from our own culture.   

Have a wonderful weekend! 

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