It's beginning to feel a lot less like summer and more like autumn. Please remember to have the children dress in layers as the weather can go from very cold in the morning to bright and sunny in the afternoon. We want the children to be as comfortable as possible outside when they are playing.
This week we look forward to our Welcome Back Pizza Night. It's this Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The plan is to have the pizza for the first hour and then visit the school and the children's classes for the next hour. This year, we are so fortunate to have many of our community organizations and partners available to meet with and speak to during the evening. The Kanata Community Resource Centre, our school Nurse, and Father Virgil are among some of the people who will be available. Please take the time to visit with our partners in education. Students will be taking parents to visit classrooms and we hope that once you have met your child's teacher, you will take the time to ask your child about the classroom and school activities he or she is taking part in. We hope to have the chance to meet as many of you as possible in a very short time. If you want to speak with your child's teacher at length, please take a moment to set up a time, perhaps later in the week.
This month, we will be celebrating Terry Fox once again. We will have the walk later in the month and hope that the children will have an opportunity to read about and learn what this young hero did and continues to do.
In French, we are continuing to create and practice basic conversations. Students are excited to video their work. This week, we will also begin to explore our school and why we love it. Homework this week is to practice our song of the week, "qu'est-ce que c'est".
We continue to work on reading strategies, recount writing and data management and graphing in Math. We are still learning routines and getting to know one another through our Family Life program. Dreambox and RAZ reading are being set up and your child's teacher will let you know when you can begin to practice and use these very helpful programs.
This week's homework:
Paragraph: Terry Fox was a hero to many people. Write a paragraph about what a hero is to you. If you answer these questions one at a time in a full sentence, you will have a paragraph. Add an opening and closing sentence too!
What is a hero? What does someone have to do to be a hero? Why do you think that? Do you know any real life heros? What has that person done that makes him or her a hero to you?
Look at this tally chart. Write 3 statements that you can say about the data collected here.
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Have a great week everyone!