It’s February!

It is hard to believe that the school year is half over! And after a cloudy January it’s nice to turn the page of the calendar to a new month. Let’s hope it is sunnier – and (dare I say?) snowier.

A few highlights:
– The Grade 5 class continues to make announcements each morning as part of our Canada 150 Fun Facts.
– Many students helped the Change Makers group organize the Used Book Sale. We raised an amazing $966. And it gave everyone a chance to practice counting and adding money as our Portable became the fundraising headquarters for the month. Please go to the link section of this website to see a great little video made by one of our Change Makers teachers.

Looking Ahead to February
– Math: – after working on counting money and making change we will move forward to fractions. Please continue to practice division and multiplication facts – they are still very much needed!
– Writing: – we’ll move on to writing fictional narratives this month. The students are excited about writing and publishing their own fictional stories. Remember if your child has their own computer device that has a keyboard they are welcome to bring them in. (Grade 5s – Monday sand Wednesdays; Grade 4s – Tuesdays and Thursdays)
-Reading: -we continue our focus on Canadian books as we “Read Across Canada”. So far we have been to Nova Scotia, Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia. Stay tuned!

Learning Skills continue to be a major priority – with an extra emphasis on responsibility, collaboration and initiative. As we are preparing report cards we are noticing many great improvements since the fall. Well done !!

As always, please be in touch if you have questions or concerns.