Dec. 10 - Central Library Field Trip: 9am-2:30pm (Thanks for the tremendous volunteer response!)
Dec. 18- Skating @Lakeview for Peace Festival
Dec. 20 - Potluck Lunch Sign Up Here
Dec. 21- No School until January!
Project Beautiful: We continued to investigate the definition of “beautiful.” Our walk to MRU and the interviews we completed were a success. Students reflected on their responses and began curating some of the common ideas and words that are arising. Some students require your support this weekend. If they have not yet done so, they need to interview YOU about your thoughts on beauty. There are 2 questions to answer with either a voice recording or video recording of your response. We would also like them to find someone older than you to interview (could be a grandparent, neighbour, coach, etc.) to see how the idea of beauty might change with age and experience. All interviews will need to be completed by Monday, Dec. 10th.
Math: This week we further investigated using the array model to multiply 2 digit by 2 digit numbers (and beyond!). Students found great success with this strategy and even completed a check-in this week. Look for those check-ins to be posted to SeeSaw early next week. If you would like to learn more about the array model, check out this video.
Science: This week in Science we explored the reasons for the seasons. Through a combination of demonstrations, videos, group quizzes and a Kahoot we constructed our understanding of why we have seasons on earth. This TED Ed animation is a great summary of the reasons we have seasons and some common misconceptions. As we lead up to the winter solstice, now is a great time to have some conversations with your child about things they observe happening in the world around them. The changes in seasons is a fascinating topic to explore as it lives all around us, every day!
Humanities: This week students shared their countries through a gallery walk. Please look for their work next week on Seesaw. We also spent time learning about absolute location. We practiced using latitude and longitude coordinates to find locations of countries. We are making progress with our reading of, “Endling.” Coming up we will work on writing dialogue and begin examining books that have won the Caldecott medal.