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!