Welcome to the 16th Week of school at NCS!
I first and foremost wanted to say thank you to all families for their warm wishes and thoughtful gifts. I hope each and everyone of you has a restful winter break, and that you spend this holiday season with family and friends. Stay warm, it seems that winter is here to stay!
This was a short and sweet week here in humanities. We started our new unit on Monday, FOSSILS! Students have been very excited to learn all about Alberta's history from this perspective. We started off the week with doing some brainstorming about what we already know about fossils (and other related topics), and asking questions that we had been wondering about! We then had a chance to learn about paleontologists and experience a little bit about what they do! We had "the great cookie dig" and students had to carefully take out as many chocolate chips as they could (just as if they were taking fossils from the ground). See below for pictures! Students really seemed to enjoy this lesson!
Students also worked this week on writing a descriptive paragraph to describe what they would see if they were in a time period with dinosaurs! They used pictures of fossils as prompts. They had to describe the landscape and any animals that they would see! They then had to draw a picture to match their description! I snapped a photo of a few, see below!
We continued to work on our 20 minutes of reading and our Literacy Centers! This week there were no RRJ's due, just catching up on anyone who had an overdue RRJ. The next week of RRJs will be week 12 and due on their days, the first week back.
Our classes continued to have holiday visitors, Brownie Snowball and Oreo the Kindness Elf! Oreo got up to all kinds of things this week, including ziplining, making snow angels, and leaving candy canes for everyone! We also completed our acts of Kindness (Secret Kindness Project) and delivered our candy cane reindeer to all off the staff at school!
-Homework over the break - 15 minutes of reading daily, there is a reading log in students agendas for the to fill in!
-Check out "tumblebooks" on the main NCS website - there are lots of great resources and activities for students to do over the break
-Don't forget to check at home for any overdue library books over the break!
-I sent a note home with 4C this week about bringing in any old/recyclable items for our class maker center, so please check that note out!
-School starts back on January 8th 2018
Have a wonderful holiday season and see you all in 2018,