Welcome to the 2020/2021 school year!
Math: This week we will be continuing to work patterning. Last week we learned about repeating, growing and shrinking patterns. Students learned how to create a pattern using a pattern rule and how to identify the rule when given a pattern. We will be continuing to practice this throughout the upcoming week. We will also be working on continuing patterns and creating tables when given a pattern rule.
New policy and procedures:
Well, last week brought more changes to our class. We welcomed two new students Taysi and Eisa from on-line to in class and we said goodbye to the grade 5s who will be joining their peers in Mr. Forget's class. This is a good change as it keeps both class numbers low.
Environment Canada is again calling for rain all week. We will be going outside every day unless it is pouring hard. Please have your child prepared to go outside.
New policy and procedures:
As many students, classes and schools are having to isolate for extended periods of time, new procedures have been put in place by the School Board and Ministry. If your child is absent for more than 3 days, they will be required to continue to their learning online while absent. I will be placing work that we are completing in class on our Google classroom. Students will also be expected to attend lessons virtually. They will be sent Google meet invitations and will be expected to join lessons. Attending lessons will be very important for absent students. We have a full class and I am teaching two grades, there is little time available to go over missed lessons. This is different from the spring in that attendance is required and assignments on Google classroom must be completed by absent students. I will be sending out parents invitations to the Classroom so that you can monitor your child's progress and work completion. If there are changes to this new directive, I will let you know.
Language: This week we will be continuing to working on narratives. We will be learning to answer questions that require them to pull information from different parts of the text.
In grammar, we will be learning about proper and common nouns.
In writing we have been working on procedural writing. We completed some shared writing activities last week where we wrote the steps to follow in a fire alarm and a lock down. This week we will be continuing to work on procedural writing.
This week we will be learning about the food chain! We will be discovering what a producer, consumer and decomposer are and what important job each do.
Health: Working in nicely with our focus on science this week, we will continue to learn about what food choices are necessary for a happy healthy body.
Music The class has been working very hard on rhythm and beat over the last week. They are loving the body percussion activities we are doing.
Contact: If you have any concerns or would like to meet with me, please call me at school or send me a note and we can arrange to speak at a time that is good for both.
If you leave a message for me on the phone system be aware that I will probably not return if until the following day. These messages come to me as an email and I can not listen to them from my computer at school as the speakers are not functioning. Also, we no longer have telephones with an outside line in the classrooms, this means I can only call on break if the phone in the office is not being utilized. That being said if it is an emergency please speak directly to Donna or Sandra in the office.
The school number is (613)521-5922.
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to a fantastic year!!