Yet another snowy day! I would like to extend a big welcome to Karlie Pogson, a student teacher, who will be working alongside me in the classroom for the next several weeks. I think she will enjoy her time with us!
Thanks to parents for supporting your child with his/her speech presentations over the last week or so. All students have now presented, and I was very impressed with not only the quality of topics and speeches, but on how well the speeches were delivered!! Brodie and Julia represented our classroom very well in the gym competition last Friday, way to go!!!
We are continuing to work on our novel study, focusing on plot and character development. This week students will be creating "news reports" to share a shocking development in the story! We have extended last week's Working With Words until this Friday, when students will need to have completed 8 activities using the words.
In math, we are working on multiplication and division, and more specifically, on developing strategies to estimate and calculate multiplying and dividing large numbers and decimals. As usual, students will work through a variety of real-life problem-solving situations using these concepts.
In science, students are currently working on posters supporting a specific energy source and we will soon be working with batteries, bulbs and wires to see how current electricity works. We should be ready for a unit test just before March Break.
Thanks to those people who have signed and returned the report cards and envelopes. Please do so asap if you have not yet done that.
Finally, I hope everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing family day weekend! And here's hoping for an early spring!!