Here is a look at what we were busy working on this week! Thanks to those of you who were able to join us on Tuesday for our EXPO day! Our next EXPO trips are April 10th, April 18th and April 25th. If you are able to join us as a volunteer please let us know.
March 5-9: City of Ember Invention Build Week - students must bring their materials on Monday to begin this project. We will provide the materials they need for their circuits (wires, batteries, motors/lightbulbs).
March 12- Report Cards go home
March 15&16 Student Led Conferences (Thurs. 4pm-8pm, Fri. 8am-1pm)
March 23- April 8- Spring Break
Humanities: This week we continued our exploration of Metis culture and music. We went to the Military Museum and participated in a program that examined the contributions the indigenous community has made to the Canadian military. We are approaching the halfway point of, “The City of Ember.” Our goal is to wrap up all novel study activities before spring break. Students have been instructed to read to the end of chapter 1 this weekend and may do so by listening to the audio book, as the books weren’t sent home. The audiobook links are on freshgrade. Students have been working on vocabulary activities and were introduced to booksnaps. Booksnaps use technology to help students make connections with the book and show their understanding of what they are reading. Your child may ask you for permission to install an app called, “Bitmoji.” This is an app that allows them to create a cartoon avatar of themselves, which they can use with google slides in their booksnaps. It is commonly used by those with snapchat, but we aren’t using the snapchat app. Bitmoji has no messaging or chat capabilities on its own. This app has a 12+ rating and is an app that requires a parent conversation and permission. Please refer to the link to help with your decision. It is not a requirement, as we have a lot of other emoji options to help us express ourselves.
Math: This week students completed their Olympic graphing and began a graphing analysis exercise making inferences and predictions about the information presented in the graphs. Students also worked on analyzing their quadrilateral art for a number of different geometrical criteria this week and posted it to Freshgrade if they were complete.
Science: This week students toured the new MRU Library and Maker Space. They also had the opportunity to work with electrical circuitry kits to expand upon their knowledge of circuits and experiment with some different materials. Students completed their circuitry video check-in by utilizing feedback from Ms. Kwong and peers and resubmitting a secondary video with any information they may have left out or not expanded upon the first time. These should all be uploaded onto Freshgrade. Check with your child as some of them decided to take their iPads home to work on the voice recording at home today (or over the weekend as time permits).