Sorry for the delay in a blog post.
The students were busy last week getting ready to show you their learning! Thank you again for taking time out to come and celebrate your child’s learning on Wednesday 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.
This week we learned a new reading strategy called “Auto the Otter”. Students were encouraged to look for sight words in the stories they read.
We started reading books by a new author, Jory John.
Thank you to Annie and her mom Lucy for coming to share with this week! We learned that Annie loves playing outside, swimming, skating and ringette. She likes ringette because it is a team sport! At home, Annie enjoys colouring, doing crafts and cooking. A family tradition of theirs is to go to the top of Grouse Mountain to start off the new year. In January, Annie and her family took a trip to Switzerland. They were able to visit the Olympic museum where they were able to see models of different stadiums including the Richmond Oval! They also went to Germany and saw lots of castles.
The students were invited to 4L on Thursday to play arcade games that the grade four students made using cardboard 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.
Please have a chat with your child about their snack and lunches. Some students have been feeling hungry even after they finish eating. They have grown a lot since September so they may need a bit more food at breakfast, snack or lunch to fuel their brains and bodies. Good snack ideas that are quick, easy and filling include fruit, cheese, yogurt, crackers, etc.
Notes and Reminders
- The March calendars went home today.
- Scholastic fliers will go home tomorrow and will be due on March 15th.
- Please see the email regarding an important A.R. information night on Monday, March 11th.
- On Friday, March 8th our chapel theme will be “Incredible Companion” so bring your special friend who has been with you through thick and thin, also known as your favourite stuffy! We will have our annual stuffy toss at the end of chapel.
- Clubs have ended this week. If your child was involved this term with after-school clubs, please be sure to pick them up at their usual dismissal time from our classroom next week.