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September 25th - 29th, 2017

posted Sep 24, 2017, 5:25 PM by Penny Pinsent   [ updated Sep 25, 2017, 5:58 AM ]
Dear Parents,

It was a delight to meet with many of you on Thursday evening to review the curriculum, classroom routines and upcoming events.  The presentation is posted below so that those who were unable to attend may review it when you have a few spare moments.  

As we discussed on Thursday, each Monday I will post a newsletter to keep you posted on the learning experiences planned for each week.  In that regard, should any of you have specific expertise in one of the identified topics (ex. Geology, NL explorers, etc.), I would certainly be happy to hear from you.

In Language Arts and Social Studies this week my students will be learning to write an Exploration Log where they will share details of some of their past explorations.  They will also choose an explorer and begin doing the research for a report.

In Mathematics, students will use their understanding of benchmarks to 1000 to create their own group posters which visually represent what 10 000 means to them.  They will also continue to build and draw numbers to 10, 000 and write these numbers in digits and words.

Our focus in Science is on rocks and minerals.  During this week students are encouraged to bring in rocks that they have already collected or that they collect in their neighborhood.  We will continue to classify these rocks on the basis of physical properties such as color, size and texture.  Students will also participate in an experiment which models the formation of sedimentary rock.

In Health, we will discuss the connection between nutrition and our well-being.

During French, we will create books, play games and learn songs which focus on school-related vocabulary.

As part of Art this week, we will be discussing what Art means to different people and we will sketch our hands.

In addition to the above, we are also participating in a very special Arts Smarts Launch at 10 a.m. on Thursday morning.  During this time all S.M.E. students will sing a very special song which they learned during Arts Smarts last year under the guidance of our two teachers from the Native Friendship Center.  This will be aired on the news that evening so be sure to tune in.

Finally, a few housekeeping items:
    1) Please look in your child's book bag today for an important note regarding emergency closures.   
    2) The yellow folder with completed work will go home this Friday.  Please review the work with your child and then return the empty folder on Tuesday.
    3) There is no school on Monday, October 2nd as teachers have a Professional Development Day.

Have a wonderful week!

Yours in literacy!

Ms. Pinsent