These last weeks before break are busy ones. We enjoy some fun activities, but also work hard and learn a lot. Please don’t forget to let the office or the teachers know of absences.
Important Dates and Peace Festival Activities
Dec. 17- Keynote speaker about empathy and caring for others and an opportunity to shop at Peace Festival Market. Please note that the Market includes student-created crafts (proceeds will go to Inn From the Cold -cash only), as well as goods from Nepal (proceeds go to Medical Mercy Canada’s Nepal project- cash or credit card accepted) This is also open at lunch recess Mon-Wed.
Dec. 18- Skating @Lakeview for Peace Festival (bring helmets and skates)
Dec. 19- Fun carnival games in the gym - non-perishable food items welcomed to play some games!
Dec. 20 - Potluck Lunch Sign Up Here
Dec. 21- No School until January. Enjoy a restful break.
Please vote for the People’s Choice award in the Canstruction Jr. competition. Voting closes Dec. 17th
Our school’s entries are:
The Cat in the Hat
The Heart of Who-ville
Gifts for Grinch
Project Beautiful: We continued to investigate the definition of “beautiful.” Our trip to the library resulted in some great clips about beauty in that space. Students began creating a video that summarizes their crowdsourced results.
Humanities: We started our Mock Caldecott Unit and read several books that have won the medal. We searched for evidence in each book that meet the Caldecott criteria. Once we are familiar with what award winning books look like, we will examine books that are eligible for this year’s award and see if we can predict the winner. In writing, we began looking at the punctuation involved in written dialogue. We started by taking comic style conversations in the “Pigeon books” and turned them into written dialogue.
Math: This week students looked at feedback from their multiplication check-in and made any corrections necessary. These have been uploaded to SeeSaw. While Mrs. Piper was at MRU this week marking final projects, Mrs. Price worked with the students on multiplication proofs. They analyzed different ways they can represent numbers using the array method, whether or not these methods worked and how you can mathematically justify whether they worked or not. Students then created their own proofs.
Science: In Science this week, students compared forecasts using both the Farmers Almanac and the Weather Network. We are beginning to look at why we forecast weather, how we forecast weather and what instruments are used to measure/forecast weather.