We had a great week back in school after Spring Break (even though the first day was a storm day)! Things will be getting busier as the weeks go by. With this in mind, please take note of the following announcements (there are MANY).
“The Newsies” Musical Viewing
On Wednesday, March 29th, the students in Grades 3-6 will be travelling by bus to the Confederation Centre of the Arts to view a performance of the musical “The Newsies” presented by Colonel Gray High School. We will be leaving the school at 12:05 and returning by 2:45. There is a $10 cost to this special event. Please be on the lookout for a permission form coming home soon.
ClassDojo Milestone #2!
The class achieved the 2000 points mark just before the break! The students came up with potential reward suggestions and cast their votes. They have chosen to have a “costume party”. This is a completely optional activity. If your child would like to participate, please ensure that he/she will be comfortable. I have encouraged the students to keep it simple. They can even coordinate with a friend and be twins (or triplets, or quadruplets…). We will be having this special dress up day on Thursday, March 30th.
Spelling practice for this week is List 19.
Times Tables Practice
Please continue to practice the times tables daily. This week we will be focusing on the 4 times table again, and students will be showing off this skill on Friday.
Secret in the Maple Tree
This week the students received the novel that is read in Grade 3. It is called Secret in the Maple Tree. Please take note of when there is assigned reading for homework (by checking in the agenda). Along with reading this novel, students will be learning how to write chapter summaries and a book report.
Mathletics World Math Month Competition
Get your math brains on, students! The elementary classes have entered an international competition through Mathletics, an award-winning interactive site that aims to improve math skills through fun activities linked to the Canadian curriculum. Students earn points by completing activities and answering questions in Live Mathletics competitions. We are hoping the enthusiasm surrounding this competition grows and will help to increase our students’ math skills. And, who knows? We may even win a prize!
- Competition Begins: March 6, 2023 (yes, we are late beginning)
- Competition Ends: March 31, 2023
- Winners Announced: April 5, 2023
Students can earn points through:
- Skill Quests (Quests) (Formerly called Understanding, practice and fluency)
- 1 correct answer = 10 points
- 1 correct test answer = 20 points
- Activities (Courses)
- 10 points per correct answer within curriculum activities up to a maximum of 300 points per activity per week
- 20 points per correct answer within a test (Are You Ready? or Topic Test) up to a maximum of 600 points per week
- Live Mathletics
- 1 point per correct answer
- 2 points per correct answer on a bonus (starred) level
The top three schools with the highest average number of points per student will win prizes. However, Mrs. Bouter is also awarding a prize to the student from each grade who earns the most points throughout the competition! Also, the grade with the most points on average will earn a pizza party! Check the blog for a weekly update about which class is in the lead.
Students can do Mathletics activities at home as well as in class. As long as they are connected to the internet and not using an offline Mathletics app, the points that they earn will count toward the competition.
If students do not remember their login information, please contact the homeroom teacher.
Love of Reading Week:
Next week is Love of Reading week, below are the activities for each day:
Monday – Make Your Mark – students will be colouring or creating bookmarks to keep their page in their favourite books.
Tuesday – Character Parade – students are encouraged to “parade” into school as a character they love.
Wednesday – Wild About Books – students can bring a “wild” (stuffed) friend to school with them.
Thursday – Diary of a “Book” Worm – students are asked to bring in books they enjoy to show their classmates.
Friday – Sleepyheads – students are able wear their pjs and take in a favourite bedtime story.
Cat/Dog Food, Toys, and Accessories
Two students in Grade 5 are collecting items for the Humane Society. If you feel like this is something you can contribute to, please send in any items up until Tuesday, March 14th.
The quiz for the current Bible memory verse will be on March 30th.
9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
This Week’s Assessments
Wednesday, March 15th – Math Test #9
Friday, March 17th – Spelling Quiz #19
Friday, March 24th – PD Day (NO SCHOOL)
Tuesday, April 4th – Spring Picture Day
Friday, April 7th – Good Friday (NO SCHOOL)
Monday, April 10th – Easter Monday (NO SCHOOL)
Have a fantastic weekend, everyone!