With the weather slowly warming up and the fact that we are getting more and more sunlight, I think it's safe to say that spring is coming . . . unless someone jinxes it by wearing shorts and t-shirts prematurely and Mother Nature decides we can't have nice things.
With the snow melting in the schoolyard, there are more and more puddles everywhere and the back schoolyard will once again become St. Gabe Lake. While we constantly warn students to stay out of puddles to avoid wet feet, that seems to make it even more enticing for them and it is even more of a guarantee that they will jump into the puddles. So please, pack a few extra pairs of socks for your child to wear in case of soggy socks. The smell of 20 pairs of wet socks drying is worse than a pack of wet dogs.
This week is the last week of Lent and everyone is preparing for Christ's sacrifice and resurrection. At school we will have a special display of the Stations of the Cross in the Learning Commons. Everyone is welcome to visit it.
Mrs. King's class will continue with Swim to Survive on Monday, so remember your towel and bathing suit.
This Monday, we will be having a special presentation on Bicycle Safety in the Learning Commons for all grades.
Any student who wishes to participate in this years Running Club must submit their forms and fees by Tuesday to be eligible.
This Wednesday we celebrate "We Day". The students learn that while alone their voice may not be heard, when they all stand together, their voices have the power to change the word.
In class we are slowly shifting towards our EQAO practice lessons and the key to success is sufficient practice in class and at home. It is important now more than ever that students attempt and complete their online homework, as there will be questions from previous EQAO tests, and while they will not be the same questions on this year's test, the questions will be asked in the same format and quality.
In French, students have begun to explore some of the different groups living in Canada between 1780 and 1850 (les Voyageurs, les Autochtones et les Pionniers) as part of our next unit in social studies. The students have been exploring some of the French folk songs from these early days and their significance to Canada's history. Students will also be invited to participate in a poster contest to promote French. Interested students will be able to work on them during recess over the next couple of weeks and they will be displayed during our "La semaine de la francophonie" (French Week) coming up in mid-April. More details to follow as we get closer to the date.
Language: Imagine you have invented a new method of transportation. Write a paragraph explaining how it helps people.
Remember to check your spelling, grammar and punctuation.
1. A pattern starts at 2 and ends at 23. What could the pattern rule be?
- Add 2 each time.
- Add 3 each time.
- Add 4 each time.
- Add 5 each time.
2. A store has 6 TRICYCLES. How many wheels are there altogether? Explain using math terms how you would get your answer.
3. What is the most appropriate unit to measure the length of a school bus?