I apologize for not posting a blog sooner...hopefully the agenda notes have been enough to keep you up to date on happenings in room 7. On that note, please check your child's agenda frequently for important reminders, homework expectations and due dates. Even though a signature is not required on a daily basis, I have noticed that a few students are not taking the opportunity provided each day to write down what is on the classroom agenda board. Consequently, some students have not had assignments completed in a timely manner, or have needed extra time to return tests, rubrics, etc. These skills are part of the learning skills on the provincial report card and are part of my overall evaluation.
Thanks to those of you who have signed and returned the several items making the backpack trek these last few weeks....science and math tests, DARE and Go Girls permission forms, social studies project outlines, parent interview requests.... If these items don't sound familiar, or you have not seen them yet, please ask your child why not.
I am attempting to integrate our social studies unit as much as possible, therefore not only are we learning about Canada's First Nations through research, we are reading and summarizing myths related to aboriginal cultures, writing First Nations reports and creating a variety of First Nations style art and artifacts.
Progress report cards come home this Thursday. Please return the envelope and tear off portion of the report as soon as possible. I look forward to discussing your child's progress and next steps with each of you next week during our interview times.
Until next week,