Hopefully everyone is enjoying spring, and let's cross our fingers for more spring-like temperatures in the following days.
Students are finishing up multiplication and division tests today and these will come home for signatures later in the week. Some students are still struggling with using reliable strategies to multiply or divide. Being able to give reasonable estimations to large mult. and div. questions is very important, as in life most of us will use a calculator to "do the work" for us. Our next math units will be algebra (equations and order of operations) and area.
We are finishing our Tuck Everlasting novel this week and will have a quiz on Thursday. Students should just need to look over their plot summary and character charts they have been building during the unit to be prepared. Notebooks will also need to be completed and handed in. Our next reading unit will be biographies, where we will look at the features of biographical texts and making inferences and connections to deepen our comprehension of the text.
We are also working on a media/writing unit looking at advertising techniques used in a variety of media.
In social studies we have begun our final unit of Canada's trading partners. Students will be completing mini research assignments, which should be completed at school. If work needs to be done at home, further information will be forthcoming.
Our swim program is well underway with 100% participation! It is a very worthwhile program where instructors are able to group the students according to ability to enable all students to continue to develop their skills in both swimming and water safety. This is considered part of our health and physical education program.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter weekend with friends and family.