Wow... what a week! The students really enjoyed all of the THINK PINK events and activities, and I was totally impressed with the enthusiasm and participation in the daily events. The dance and activities afternoon was a huge success, as students enjoyed some free time with their friends in and around the school. I loved seeing all the spirit in my classroom, especially on Wednesday, as most students were wearing PINK!
In Math, students learned about Place Value this week. They had a Numbers Pronunciation Quiz on Thursday, and most students are now correctly saying numbers and their place values. Fantastic! Students also completed an abacus activity, and worked independently on a few other activities involving digit values and writing/reading numbers up to 9 999. Some students require a bit more time to complete these independent activities, so they were sent home as homework over the weekend. Check and see if your student has a red duotang in their backpack! It is my expectation that all assigned activities are completed for Monday's Math class, as we will be discussing and taking up the answers.
In Science, students had several small and large group discussions about waste. They worked in small groups to complete a scavenger hunt around the school, which had them using their Five Senses to identify various items. They then had to sort these items into their proper disposal systems (i.e. blue bin, green bin, black bin). Some students decided that some items could not be sorted into these three bins and came up with an additional disposal system: "donations". Great idea! We will continue our studies in the Waste and Our World unit next week.
Today, my 4F homeroom families received an email entitled: "What's Up in 4F". Please let me know if you did not receive this email, or if you have any questions about the content.
Meet the Teacher night is on Thursday, September 21 (5-7pm) at Nose Creek School. During this time, you can visit and tour the school to see where your student’s classes are and meet each of your student’s teachers. Feel free to ask any questions you may have about schedules, expectations, curriculum outcomes etc. Please note: this is not a parent/teacher interview, so teachers will not go into detail about your student’s specific progress/performance to date.
Enjoy your weekend,