I’ve had a lovely time with you all the last few weeks. I’ve especially enjoyed discussing ideas about how to be a peacemaker in our War and Peace Perspectives Unit as well as talking about how to be a better caretaker of creation. Here are some of our highlights in photo form:
Remembrance Day Street Sign Scavenger Hunt
Mr. Lam Cloud & Mr. Lam
We started a plastic garbage tracker.
Hanging out with our kindergarten buddies
We read the story, “The Enemy” by Davide Cali, in which a soldier stubbornly fights a war because of false beliefs he has been taught by his general and war manual.
We were challenged to reflect on false beliefs we often hold towards people we don’t like.
False beliefs can be corrected if we choose to see others with grace.
We had two STEM Keva Planks challenges
Challenge 1: Balancing as many planks over the edge of a table. I think the class record is in the 30’s.
Challenge 2: Stacking as many planks on top of one plank standing up.
“Boom! Zap! Pow! Put on your capes, because November 15th is RCS Elementary Hero Day! Come dressed up as your favourite hero — a Bible hero, a comic book hero, or a community hero, the possibilities are endless. This is your chance to get creative and honour all the superheroes in our lives — both fictional and the real-life.”
Here are two announcements sent by the school for your information:
1. Deeper Learning Parent Night
We hope that you will join us on Thursday, November 7th at 7:00pm for our Elementary Deeper Learning Parent Night. This will be an important evening of learning and information that we encourage parents to attend.
We kindly request that you use this link to RSVP. We want to ensure that we have prepared sufficient materials for those in attendance.
This Friday, Chapel will be focusing on Remembrance Day. Each student will be given the opportunity to wear a poppy. These poppies are from the Royal Canadian Legion and a small donation is encouraged for the Legion that supplied RCS with these poppies. We encourage you to talk with your child about Remembrance Day and its significance. If you desire, please have your child bring a small coin donation for the poppies that they will be receiving on Friday. We look forward to supporting those that have sacrificed in a meaningful manner for our freedoms as we honour our veterans.
Here are a few snapshots of the “happenings” in the 4L classroom.
In math, we started a new unit on Adding and Subtracting. The group here is playing a game of Addition War.
We also did another Book Share, where we wrote reviews for notable books we’ve read in the last while. For our grade-wide AR goal, we are almost half-way to our goal of 1000 points with around 420 points already! Keep on reading, 4L!
Here are a few book recommendations from some students:
We finished and displayed our Coast Salish Art. In this picture, some students are doing a self-assessment on their art project.
Finally, a group of students have been working on a marble track during break times. Here is a short video of their work. Marble Track