Here is an update to what is happening in Portable 9! Ms. Sidey has continued to do a fantastic job covering for me in the class. Students completed a geometry test last week, which will be coming home soon for a signature. We are now working on addition and subtraction, multiplication and division.
Students are also preparing this week for a social studies test coming up this Friday. They have had the opportunity to create a crib note, one page front and back with jot notes on the various explorers studied. This crib note can be used during the test. If your child has not completed this crib note, please ensure it is complete and at school this Friday. Their social studies notebook also needs to be complete....title page should be coloured and have various labels added to demonstrate their learning during the unit.
Speeches are nearing completion and students are bringing them home this week to put on cue cards and practice for their oral presentations. Memorization is not necessary, however students should be very familiar with the content of their speech and should not have to read it word for word. Please give them suggestions on how to best present their speech, by using suitable expression, tone and volume to engage the listener. Any student wanting to be considered for the school competition next Thursday, Feb. 3rd needs to be ready to present in class this Friday, or Monday at the very latest. Those not interested in the school competition, have until next Friday to present in class.
Our next science unit will be on electricity. Students will be involved in a variety of hands on activities with batteries and bulbs, studying how electricity and simple circuits work.
Thanks to those parents who have returned curling and theatre trip forms. Please return these as soon as possible if you have not already done so. February is going to be a busy month!
I so appreciated the get well cards and wishes I received from the class last week. I am really looking forward to getting back into the classroom later this week. It will be a challenge as I am still relying on crutches to get around, and the winter weather makes access to the portable less than ideal. I am so proud of the students and the wonderful things I am hearing from Ms Sidey. They have really stepped up during this unexpected situation!