Sunday, March 11, 2018

Week of March 12-16

Wow! We have a busy week coming our way!

Daylight Savings Time

It’s that time of year! I hope everyone moved their clocks ahead one hour Saturday night. Parents, it has been my experience that students losing one hour of sleep on the weekend can be rather tired on Monday, but Tuesday is even worse! Please remind your scholar of the importance sleep plays in brain function and emotional regulation. Students this age should be getting 9-10 hours of sleep every night for optimum wellness.


Our curling lessons begin this week, and we are getting more and more excited with every passing day! Parents, thank you for volunteering to drive, we couldn’t do it without you! It looks like we now have enough drivers! YAY!

It is my hope that every student has a helmet (bike helmets are fine), a pair of stretchy/sweat pants they can wear as well as other warm clothing (layers are best) and a pair of clean-soled shoes ready to carry to the rink and use exclusively on the ice. (I suggest the shoes be clean prior to arrival at the rink so that the student doesn’t have to stay inside and clean them before being allowed to step out onto the ice surface.) I can’t wait!

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Report Cards and Celebration of Learning:

Report cards are coming home on Tuesday of this week and our Celebration of Learning is on the evening of Thursday, March 15th   from 5:30 to 7:00pm.  During this time, the scholar will lead his/her parents through a number of subject stations to celebrate some of the great learning that is happening in our classroom!

Unfortunately, you will not have the opportunity to book a time slot to come into the classroom this year, so I’m proposing the following general guideline (though I understand if the time doesn’t work for you, just come in another slot):

5:30-6: Last names A-F

6-6:30: Last names G-M

6:30-7: Last names N-Z

*Parent-Student-Conferences will take place on the morning of Friday, March 16th (there are no classes on Friday). As mentioned last week, I do not need to meet with every family at this time. I’ve sent home a hardcopy note requesting conferences with some students and families so that we may celebrate successes and set goals for the final term together. Times can be booked through the school website or email me directly if you would like to make arrangements for the following week. Thanks!

Field Trip: G.S. Lakie Dance Show: Wednesday

We are very lucky to have been invited to G. S. Lakie for their dance show! On Wednesday morning we will be hopping on the ‘Gator Freightor’ to head over to G.S. Lakie for this special presentation!

Presentation: Internet Safety

Constable Sander will be visiting us on Wednesday afternoon to help us understand how to be safe while online. Often students this age believe they are being safe, when in fact, they are not. We look forward to the learning Constable Sander can share with us!

Sneak Peek at the Week:


Ah! Les gouters-sains! We are having a grand time learning names of fruits and vegetables as well as many other snacks. ‘Le sac mystere’ has been a great hit once again in helping us work on expanding and remembering our vocabulary! All of these nouns for food (especially fruit) as well as the verbs we’ve been learning, are getting us set for a special creation next week! Nous allons faire la salade de fruits! Students will be asked to contribute approximately 1 cup of the fruit of their choice (that would go nicely in a fruit saladno tomatoes please) and will review many verbs this week that will give all the process details!


Our complex multiplication strategies wrapped up last week and this week we will dive into division!

Language Arts:

We are taking a one-week break from Word Work because of our busy schedule this week. Students can look forward to lesson 4 next week!

Students set a reading goal on Friday and will be working toward achieving it by this coming Friday! Happy Reading!

We will also have the opportunity to read some more in Underground to Canada!

Social Studies:

We are taking a trip to the Canadian Shield this week and then recapping some of the history of our great country. Students will be examining and discussing political cartoons depicting major events in the building of Canada and learning some corresponding actions. Parents, look forward to your scholar showing you this at the Celebration of Learning!

Stay rested, scholars, we have a lot of great learning coming our way!