Saturday, 3 December 2016

Class Updates December 5 th - 9th

Information went home with students concerning our Angel Tree Advent Project. We are looking at ways to support those in our community who are less fortunate. We will be supporting our sister schools in the east end whose students and their families are in need of assistance. If you check out the December Calendar, you will notice a few activities that have been planned for the week of December 12th as well as the Angel Tree to help raise funds for those families. Our Family Advent Mass will also be held at the school on December 20th at 9:30am. All are welcome to celebrate together. 

A reminder on "Snow Days" when the buses are canceled, the schools are still open. If you choose to have your child attend school on "Snow Days" , however, you are responsible for ensuring your child arrives and leaves from school on time, dressed appropriately for outdoor play, and with indoor shoes as usual. Students go outside for recess as usual unless it is raining heavily or below -25, even when buses are not running.

Math - We had a busy week! Students worked on a math inquiry called "Would You Rather", they were given three choices to figure out what would make them more money. It was a great number sense and numeration math task to figure out. They were surprised by the end result! I am sure students told you about the Hour of Code. The Hour of Code is a global movement by Computer Science Education Week and reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries through a one- hour introduction to computer science and computer programming. Students were so engaged and we cannot wait to try it again ! We will be moving into Data Management and will connect with another school to compare data for a fun math task. More information about this next week! Continue to practice multiplication facts in preparation for multiplication (double digit),  long and short division. 

Language - Students are enjoying our Read Aloud Beautiful Warrior, The Legend of the Nun's Kung Fu, and are learning a lot about Chinese Customs and Culture in the Ming Dynasty. We had a fun Mannequin Challenge on Friday where students showcased their "Qi" and "Martial Arts" abilities! On Monday students will be working on a Google Slide presentation about their Fractured Fairy Tale. December is a busy month with lots of activities for students and many interruptions to our schedule!! 

Congratulations to Grade 5 student Lily Mialkowski who will be representing our School Board and Chapel Hill at Canada 2017 Special Opportunity on December 31st at Ottawa City Hall. Lily was chosen because of her ability to demonstrate resiliency while remaining so positive. Well done Lily! 

Thank you for continuing to read our class updates and enjoying our class pictures on Twitter. If you have any questions or need to meet with me, do not hesitate to give me a call at school, or write a note in your child's agenda. 

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