We are off to a wet start to the week, one that feels like we live in a tropical location that experiences hurricanes and tropical storms. I hope everything is safe and dry as we wait for these storms to pass. Thank you to those that sent apples last week for our apple sauce. The students were split in their taste for our creation, but there certainly wasn't any left at the end of the day!
This week is one of much excitement around Halloween. We are trying to keep things as normal as possible to ensure that learning is always at the forefront. Tomorrow we will have MathMash in the gym from 9:30-11 am. All primary grades (grades 1-3) will be participating in a rotation of math games lead by our intermediate students. Parents are more the welcome to come, see and lend a hand. Please sign in at the office before proceeding to the gym. Students are permitted to wear the costumes tomorrow morning to the math games, however all accessories including masks, swords, shields, fake blood etc. are not permitted at school. Please remind your child that it is their responsibility to keep their costume safe and return it home for the evenings festivities.
All of our learning this week will focus around a central theme of pumpkins. We will be looking at the life cycle of a pumpkin in science, measurement of pumpkins in math and of course reading and writing about pumpkins in Language. Today students wrote wonderful descriptive writing pieces of a haunted house and painted their Frakenbuddy with watercolours.
Report cards are in the process of being written. Student progress is always top of mind for all teachers and parents. As a part of being transparent with your child's progress I will be contacting all families by the end of the week should their child be demonstrating difficulty in any subject areas. We will be able to meet to discuss these difficulties and create a road map to help guide the student moving forward.
Due to the wet weather in the school yard, please be sure to send your child with appropriate outdoor wear including rain boots, warm coat and extra clothing. Extra clothing is necessary should your child fall into or be splashed by a puddle.
Dates to Remember:
Oct. 31- MathMash math games in the gym
Nov. 2nd- Mrs Ranger at Math PD
Nov. 3rd- Scholastic Orders due
Nov. 6th- School picture orders due to the main office
Nov. 9th- Report Cards sent home
Nov. 10- Official School opening & Remembrance Day ceremony
Nov. 10- Mrs. Ranger at Math Leadership conference
Nov. 24&25- Parent Teacher Interviews
Lastly. please refrain from providing candy or treats in your child's lunch. While it is a great surprise, it is not ideal for learning. Should students have excess sugar/treats in their lunch, they will be asked to put them in their school bag to be eaten at home. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
I look forward to another busy week of learning and excitement.