Another 4-day week this week with a PD day this Friday. Students have begun work on a large research project in their Genius Hour class with Mrs. Jelley, and I’m excited to see them challenge themselves. Please take note of the following announcements:
This winter, elementary students will each be going skating on four separate afternoons. The cost of skating is $5 which covers all skating times, Helmets are required. We will be travelling by bus. We are looking for parents to volunteer to tie skates and monitor the ice. If you choose for your child not to skate, then we ask that he or she gets picked up from the school at 12:15 (lunchtime). The grade 5 students will be skating from 1:30-2:00 on Friday, March 6th.
Students are to choose a topic that interests them. Their topic must have a Canadian theme such as history, geography or heritage, whether it is local, national, or international. Guiding their research is the essential question: Why should this topic, even in 2020, still be considered important for Canadians to consider? A Heritage Fair project involves much more than doing research on a topic of interest. It also involves putting the research to work. In this case, the information found will go toward the making of a visual display, oral presentation, and an interview. In-class presentations will be on March 25th and 26th and the Heritage Fair will be on March 30th. Students are to be working on their inquiry questions, which are due Tuesday, February 25th.
Assignments & Assessments
Tuesday – Heritage Fair inquiry questions due. Final copy of 3-paragraph mood response of Old Yeller due.
Wednesday – French ALLER Quiz #2
Thursday – Math Quiz
Feb.28 – PD Day (No school)
Mar.4 – Skiing Grades 5-8
Mar.6 – Skating Grades 4-6
Have a great day!