This will be my final blog of 2011!
Students are doing an excellent job of staying focused and productive this week.... not an easy task with the holidays so close! We have finally finished writing our DARE reports and most students have read them to the class. A few students have been chosen by Constable Paul to read their reports at the graduation tomorrow. Hopefully many of you are able to take an afternoon and join us at this very busy time of year.
Our Explorer unit is also complete this week with our test and notebook completion. Ask your child about the simulation we have been doing.... it is sort of a role-playing activity where we are on board an explorer ship in the 16th century, and having some of the experiences they might have had. So far, no one has been lost on the voyage!! Although we have had stormy seas, threats of mutiny and have met with some natives!! Once complete, students will be able to bring home their Explorer logs so you can get a better idea of what we have been doing.
Please try to have the tests and rubrics that have gone home this week signed and returned by Friday. Thanks if you have already done so.
We have decided to have a celebration Friday afternoon with board games and snacks. If it is possible (and not an extra trip to the store!!), please send a snack to share and a fun game that several students can play together on Friday. I will provide drinks for the students.
Have a safe and healthy holiday season and all the best for 2012!!