Welcome to the 15th week of school here at NCS!
It's been a busy week here in Humanities with lots of things going on!
We've been continuing to read in class for 20 minutes everyday. We have also been continuing with our Literacy Centers, and started our new center "Reading with Ms. Clark". Literacy Center groups also got switched up, so students have the opportunity to work with other classmates!
This week, we mainly focused on the question "what makes Alberta unique?" This was a week long project that students worked towards with the end result was for students to create a detailed paragraph explaining 3 things that they thought made Alberta Unique. They also had to edit their paragraph and include 3 pictures that reflected their 3 things that made Alberta Unique.
The "what makes Alberta unique" project was broken down into many smaller steps. As a class, we made mind maps about what we thought contributed to making Alberta unique. We then worked to create some example paragraphs as a class, and also worked on editing and giving feedback. Students also had a chance to do some research on the computers and get ideas for their 3 images. Then, once they had brainstormed and decided on their 3 reasons, they were able to organize their ideas into a detailed paragraph. They just handed in their project today!
See below for some photos of the mind maps we created!
This week Oreo (the Kindness Elf) visited our classroom! He Did lots of kind acts for us including sharpening pencils, writing in our kindness jar, decorating the classroom and reading books! He's been an exciting addition to our classroom!!
-Thank you SO very much for all of the donations for the stocking from Inn From the Cold! We are so appreciative and the families will be very grateful.
-Secret Acts of Kindness are ongoing and we will hand them out or do their acts of kindness next week!
-Next week there are several SPIRIT days happening! They are as follows:
Monday: Hot chocolate ($1) and caroling in the gym at lunch – 12:25
Tuesday: Rice Krispies ($1) and caroling in the gym at lunch – 12:45 it's also hat day!
Wednesday: Christmas Cookies ($1-2) and caroling in the gym at lunch - 12:45 it's also PJ day!
Thursday: Stocking Probability in the main foyer ($1) its also Dance/Activities day!
** all proceeds go to the ChooseKind Project and Inn from the Cold.
Have a happy weekend,