MathThis week in math we spent time completing FreshGrade assignments and check-ins that were overdue. Looking ahead: We will resume working on bar graphs and our shape and space unit.
Most of our time this week was spent on our City of Ember Project! We had time to plan our projects prior to jumping into the building process. Once our plans were complete we gathered our materials and headed to the science lab for our building phase. We spent multiple period experimenting and building our projects. We faced many challenges that were not expected, but used the growth mindset to persevere and find solutions. At the end of each class we had the chance to reflect on the challenges we faced, how we overcame them and what our next steps will be. Looking ahead: We will be completing our building process early next week and then presenting our projects.
This week we finished off our Poetry Anthologies and they are now bound and beautiful! The students put a great deal of effort into learning new forms of poetry and choosing images that illustrated their poems. We continued on with the reading of “The City of Ember” and are digging deeper into the possibilities of what will happen in the city as things seem to be getting more dire. We also did formal reflections about our field trips to Mount Royal University and The Military Museums.
Pink Shirt Day
Wednesday was Pink Shirt Day, when we focused on anti-bullying and the importance of kindness and empathy. Please have a discussion with your kids at home about this important message.
Report cards go home on Monday, March 12. Student-led conferences to follow. Details will be forwarded to you in one week.