Welcome to the 30th week of school at NCS!
This week, we did a variety of different tasks in humanities. We've started to present our creation stories to both 4A and 4C students in flex time. Students are reading their stories and sharing their artwork! We will present in flex a few times a week over the next little while -- in order for everyone to present their stories.
Students in 4A and 4C had their First Nations quiz on Tuesday, April 17th. We spent Monday, April 16th in class studying -- some students made flash cards or games, some students read through their notes, studied with a partner, etc. They used this time really effectively, and study practice is a great skill to work on!
We've been continuing to read in class for 20 minutes daily, and also working on creative writing! We've mainly been focusing on idea generation, and different types of writing that can be used. Students have also been reading some of their short-stories (from creative writing time) in class, as presentation skills is another great skill to work on!
Students in 4A and 4C have also begun our next unit - learning about the people of Alberta. We've already learned about the First Nations that lived here, and now we're learning about the other people that have come to Canada/Alberta. We've learned that there were European explorers that came to North America, and the Fur Trade that moved throughout Canada, and into Alberta. We've been discussing key words, looking at timelines and maps as well. As we continue in this unit, we will learn about who else has traveled here, who stayed, what they did, what communities were formed, and more! We'll be continuing this unit throughout April and May. Stay tuned for more information as we progress through!
-No School tomorrow (Friday, April 20th) as it is a PD day.
-Field Trip Tuesday April 24th - Please see the note that went home on Wednesday about the small changes to the itinerary for the day.
-Next week is Green Week! There are different challenges everyday. They will be recorded in student agendas. Monday, we will decorate our door with recyclable items.
-Gluten Free Pizza will now be sold in the office on Fridays (When there is pizza) - if your child wants to purchase this!
-Please return swimming forms by Tuesday, April 24th.
-Triathlon forms (separate from the swimming forms - we've had a few people double check with us. Triathlon is optional and happens after school, swimming is a part of the P.E. curriculum and will take place in school hours).
-No more RRJs - unless your child is still working to catch up on week 20 or week 21. Week 22 is optional.
Have a great long weekend!