Welcome to the 17th week of school at NCS!
I hope everyone had a wonderful winter break! This week we've gotten right back into the swing of things here at Nose Creek and in our humanities class. This week we've been continuing with 20 minutes of reading each day (today we actually did 23 minutes!) and working at our literacy centers! Students have been on task and focused this week at their centers, and done a great job working independently on their tasks.
We've also been continuing our exploration of fossils in Alberta! This week we watched a movie about fossils, learned about where fossils have been found in Alberta, how fossils are protected, and some of the important people who've found fossils in Alberta (e.g., Joseph Tyrrell)! We also have talked about the fact that fossils have contributed to our heritage and identity as Albertans.
On Wednesday, Students were involved in several small debates about the protection of fossils and who they thought should have ownership when a fossil is found. We learned about the laws put in place to protect fossils in Alberta. Currently, students are writing an opinion piece about Alberta's fossil heritage.
I'm attaching a link to an interesting article about a recent(ish) fossil discovery in Alberta - we'll be talking about in in class more next week. Give the article a read if you wish!
We will also be working on reading and presenting in small groups on Friday! This will help prepare students for some upcoming projects and presentations in the coming weeks/months.
I am also including a link to the "word work" section of our blog - it's got some great links that students can check out this weekend!
Word Work Page
-This week we talked to students about how important it is to stay organized and be respectful of locker partners/the people around us. We've talked about a few common strategies that seem to be helping students!
-The LC is back up and running for book sign out- both 4A and 4C had a chance to head to the Learning Commons this week to sign out new books!
-Book orders will be sent home soon.
-It's been quite cold this week and students have been dressing up quite warm, but are encouraged to remember to have indoor shoes, and stay warm!
-Please make sure you are filling in reading logs each time a student reads! It helps us to address needs and find interests when reading.
Have a great rest of your week and weekend!