Welcome to the 19th week of school at NCS!
This week flew by! We've been wrapping up our fossils unit this week with a few last activities. Students had a chance to do some research and inquiry this week, based on our fossil unit. Students had their choice of activities and topics to research, which were based on Joseph Tyrrell, the "Nodosaur" discovery of 2011, and learning about other interesting paleontology facts from the Philip J. Currie museum in Grande Prairie. We also checked out a cool website called "Kids Dinos" where students got to do a little bit of a deeper investigation into the dinosaurs found in Alberta (there are other sections for fossil discoveries all over the world). We wrapped up the week by doing some reading, reviewing and discussions based on fossils in Alberta.
This week we continued to do 20 minutes of daily reading (today we even did 25 minutes)! Literacy centers also continued. We were on week 14 of Reading Response Journals this week.
Today students got to see inquiry and research in action! Grade 4 students were invited to go to the Grade 6 & 7 Science Fair, where students have been working hard on their experiments and investigations for over a month now! Students really seemed to enjoy seeing all of the different projects, and it was great to see another example of inquiry, like the grade 4 students had worked on earlier this week.
-Scholastic book orders due by February 1st 2018 - you can now pay online, or send in the order/cheque and I will place your order.
-There are lots of great websites that students can check out at home if they would like! A few are: Prodigy, Tumblebooks, kidsdinos.com, and hour of code!
-Students should be reading and practicing math facts daily!
-Don't forget to check for library books at home and return them!
-No School tomorrow, January 26th 2018
Have a great long weekend,