May 27

May 27

We will be concluding our Home Reading program next Friday, May 31.  Please return all home reading books/booklets after that date.  In its place, I would like the students to each bring in a favourite picture book that they have read recently. Tomorrow, I will tell students that they can bring a book from home, labelled with their name.  We will keep them in a separate basket and students can enjoy reading books from each other.  We will take the books home on Friday and refresh the basket each week. 

As well, our last day for library class is Friday, May 31.  Please help your child bring his/her library books and bag to school that day.  The library will be closed for inventory taking after May 31 and all books should be returned by Thursday, Jun 6. 

Friday, May 31st will also be the end of Words Their Way. We will continue to do be working on literacy activities in it’s place.

In Math, we will be starting a new unit on 2D and 3D shapes.  I hope to integrate math and art together by building a robot using cardboard boxes and paper mache.  We have a good collection of boxes already, but I would love your help in collecting some newspapers.  The large sheets of black and white newsprint work best, as flyer paper is usually too waxy for paper mache.  We will start collecting those this week.  Thank you! 

We concluded our Inquiry unit on Light and Sound by asking the students to compare their cup-a-phone (a simple listening device made of a string attached between two paper cups) when made with different materials.  The students continued to use their power of observation to draw a conclusion on a given hypothesis.  We talked about how even if our hypothesis is wrong, we can still learn lots from the experiments.   

Please remember to respond to the Year End Celebration email about pizza ordering, potluck sign-up, walking with the class or meeting us there. Keep in mind that this date also coincides with the school’s Munch-a-lunch program and that we will be bringing the lunch that you had ordered to the picnic as well.   

Hope you have been able to enjoy the sunshine!

May 18

May 18

Dear Parents,

Thank you moms for coming to the Mother’s Day Tea last week! Below are some pictures!

As the weather gets warmer, students have been enjoying having picnics and playing outside during Exploration Time.

In Language Arts, we have been reading books by Barbara Reid. She is an illustrator and author who creates images using Plasticine. In writing, students have been working on using different sentence starters and adding interesting, descriptive details.

In Math, we have been exploring non-standard forms of measurement such as unifix cubes and paper clips. This week, students learned how to estimate before measuring. In the last week of May, we will be moving on to shapes.

In Bible, we have been talking about creation, the fall, the Resurrection of Jesus and the restoration.

In our Inquiry unit of Light and Sound, students compared how foil and cling wrap vibrates and affects the pitches of their kazoos.  They continue to make a hypothesis, record their observations and draw conclusions in their science journal.

In Health, we explored the core competencies of critical thinking and creative thinking. We have been doing various art projects where students to get to come up with their own ideas.  

Thank you to the Seto family for coming to share with us this week! We learned that Hannabella enjoys figure skating and watching TV but does not enjoy eating eggs. Our class enjoyed learning a new song, led by their family, to help us remember the memory verse 1 Timothy 4:12.

Reminders

  • There will be no school on Monday.  Enjoy the long weekend with your families!
  • May scholastic orders will be due on Friday, May 24th.
  • Students will get new spelling words on Tuesday. Because it’s a short and busy week, the spelling test will be on Friday, May 31st.