Welcome to the 32nd week of school at NCS!
What a fun week it's been! This week students have been swimming daily, with their final lesson being on Thursday, and the "free swim" (no lesson, free time instead) being on Friday! They have been quite responsible this week, taking on this new challenge! I hope everyone has enjoyed their swimming lessons this week! :)
In Humanities, we've been continuing to learn about settlers who came to Alberta. This week, we've learned more about Metis, early Francophone communities, early British communities, missionaries, Confederation, the railway, and how the ways of life changed for those living in Alberta (quite a bit of information, actually). We've had some really great discussions, looked more in depth at maps, old photos, learned about points of view and perspectives, continued to work on our timeline (and how to read them), and continued to practice our note taking skills. Both classes have been quite engaged and have asked great questions! We will be continuing to learn about settlers in Alberta/Western Canada next week, and even do some hands on activities!
As this week was a bit of a different schedule due to swimming, it's a relatively short blog post this week for this week! Read below for a few key points of information for you.
-Food Trucks tomorrow - bring change (if you can - it will make it quicker!)
-Last day of swimming tomorrow!
-You can continue to bring in book donations tomorrow - we are supporting "Calgary Reads" as a school by donating books!
-Next Friday, we will be taking part in an exciting activity at school! More information to go home in our agendas next week. Stay tuned!
Have a great weekend, enjoy the warm weather!